Missouri Fishing License

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Question: At what age does Missouri require you to possess a valid fishing license?

Answer: Missouri requires any person 16 years of age or older (resident or nonresiden) to possess a valid fishing license to fish in Missouri. 

Question: My child is 15 years old. Do they need a fishing or hunting license?

Answer: Children 15 years of age and under (resident or nonresident) may fish and hunt without a license/permit in Missouri. However, permits/licenses ARE still required for hungting deer and turkey.

Question: Do I need a fishing license if I am a Missouri resident over 65 years of age?

Answer: Missouri residents ages 65 and older may fish and hunt (excluding deer and turkey) without a license/permit. This excludes trapping where a valid permit/license is required.

Question: I am a resident of Missouri and I have a pond on my property. Can I fish in the pond without buying a fishing license?

Answer: Resident landowners and their immediate family in Missouri who own 5 (five) acres or more may fish, trap, and hunt (except deer and turkey) on the land they own. They MUST own all of the land around the body of water they want to fish in to qualify for this exception.

Question: Are there any free fishing days in Missouri when I don’t need a fishing license?

Answer: During the Saturday and Sunday following the first Monday in June, any person may fish state waters without a fishing permit, trout permit, and prescribed area daily tag. However, user fees and permits may still be required at county, city, or private fishing areas.

PRICES DISCLOSURE: We do our best to stay current, but prices can change without notice to us. The prices below may or may not be the exact current prices for the license(s) listed.

How much does a Missouri fishing license cost online?

Fishing licenses in Missouri can range from about $5.00 for a Resident Military fishing license to about $800.00 for a Resident Lifetime Combo license. Take a look below for all the resident and nonresident fishing licenses and prices.

Missouri Resident Fishing License Prices

Missouri Resident Annual Fishing License: For fish, frogs, mussels, clams, turtles, crayfish and live bait. 

$12.00  BUY NOW

Missouri Resident Daily Fishing License: For fish, frogs, mussels, clams, turtles, crayfish and live bait. May be purchased by residents for multiple days.

$8.00  BUY NOW

Missouri Resident Trout Permit – Ages 16 and Older: A Trout permit is required to possess trout, except in trout parks where you must purchase a daily trout fishing tag. A Trout Permit is required for all winter fishing in trout parks and for all fishing year-round in Lake Taneycomo upstream from U.S. Highway 65 bridge.

$10.00  BUY NOW

Missouri Resident Trout Permit – Youth Ages 15 and Under: A Trout permit is required to possess trout, except in trout parks where you must purchase a daily trout fishing tag. A Trout Permit is required for all winter fishing in trout parks and for all fishing year-round in Lake Taneycomo upstream from U.S. Highway 65 bridge.

$5.00  BUY NOW

Missouri Resident Military Reduced Cost Fishing License: In addition to this License, a Trout Permit is required, except in trout parks where you must purchase a daily trout fishing tag.

$5.00  BUY NOW

Missouri Resident Fishing and Small Game Hunting License: This permit allows you to fish or hunt frogs, mussels, clams, turtles, crayfish, live bait, birds (except turkey), and mammals (except deer).A Trout Permit is also required, except in trout parks where you must purchase a daily trout fishing tag.

$19.00  BUY NOW

Missouri White River Border Lakes License: The White River Border Lakes Permit is valid from date of purchase through the last day of February. Allows Missouri and Arkansas residents to pursue, take, possess (except trout) and transport fish, frogs, mussels, clams, turtles, crayfish, and live bait from the other state’s portion of the impounded waters of Bull Shoals, Norfork and Table Rock lakes without purchasing a Nonresident Fishing Permit. You must possess a valid Fishing Permit, or qualify for an exemption, issued by your state of residence.

$10.00  BUY NOW

Missouri Resident Lifetime Combo Fish/Hunt License Prices

Missouri Resident Lifetime Conservation Partner (Hunt/Fish) License | Ages 0-15: This permit is not available online or from permit vendors.

$550.00  BUY NOW

Missouri Resident Lifetime Conservation Partner (Hunt/Fish) License | Ages 16-29: This permit is not available online or from permit vendors.

$800.00  BUY NOW

Missouri Resident Lifetime Conservation Partner (Hunt/Fish) License | Ages 30-39: This permit is not available online or from permit vendors.

$700.00  BUY NOW

Missouri Resident Lifetime Conservation Partner (Hunt/Fish) License | Ages 40-59: This permit is not available online or from permit vendors.

$600.00  BUY NOW

Missouri Resident Lifetime Conservation Partner (Hunt/Fish) License | Ages 60-64: This permit is not available online or from permit vendors.

$70.00  BUY NOW

NOTE: Fill out this FORM for the Lifetime Combo Licenses above.

Missouri Resident Lifetime Fishing License Prices

Missouri Resident Lifetime Fishing License | Ages 0-15: This permit is not available online or from permit vendors.

$275.00  BUY NOW

Missouri Resident Lifetime Fishing License | Ages 16-29: This permit is not available online or from permit vendors.

$400.00  BUY NOW

Missouri Resident Lifetime Fishing License | Ages 30-39: This permit is not available online or from permit vendors.

$350.00  BUY NOW

Missouri Resident Lifetime Fishing License | Ages 40-59: This permit is not available online or from permit vendors.

$300.00  BUY NOW

Missouri Resident Lifetime Fishing License | Ages 60-64: This permit is not available online or from permit vendors.

$35.00  BUY NOW

How much does a Missouri nonresident fishing license cost online?

Missouri Nonresident Fishing License Prices

Missouri Nonresident Annual Fishing License: For fish, frogs, mussels, clams, turtles, crayfish and live bait. 

$49.00  BUY NOW

Missouri Nonresident Daily Fishing License: For fish, frogs, mussels, clams, turtles, crayfish and live bait. May be purchased by residents for multiple days.

$8.00  BUY NOW

Missouri nonresident Trout Permit – Ages 16 and Older: A Trout permit is required to possess trout, except in trout parks where you must purchase a daily trout fishing tag. A Trout Permit is required for all winter fishing in trout parks and for all fishing year-round in Lake Taneycomo upstream from U.S. Highway 65 bridge.

$10.00  BUY NOW

Where can I buy a Missouri fishing license?

By phone at (800) 392-4115

Here are some of the best places to fish in Missouri.

All information listed above can also be seen on the fishing license page of the Missouri Department of Conservation website.