Hunters, anglers, and trappers in Missouri have been buying permits online through the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) website since 2011 and through the free MDC “Mo Hunting” mobile app since 2014.
Retail stores, convenience stores, and other places that sell permits all caught up to this online technology on March 15.
In mid-March, places that sell hunting, fishing, and trapping permits switched from selling the familiar plastic-backed, rectangular, yellow permits to selling paper permits.
They also moved from selling permits through a special machine connected to a phone line to using a regular computer or laptop with Internet access and a standard printer.
“The most noticeable change for permit buyers is that permits bought from vendors will be printed on a regular sheet of paper instead of the familiar plastic-backed, yellow tag,” said MDC Permit Services Supervisor Nathan Bess. “These paper permits from permit sellers are the same as the ones people have been buying online since 2011.”
Bess added that another noticeable change for permit buyers will be no more processing fees.