Missouri

Missouri, with its varied landscapes and diverse species, is a paradise for hunters and anglers. From the rugged Ozarks to the fertile farmlands, this state offers a wealth of opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts. Anglers in Missouri can pursue a variety of popular fish, including bass, crappie, and catfish in the state’s many lakes and rivers. For those seeking a challenge, the state’s world-renowned trout streams offer some of the best fly fishing in the country. Hunters in Missouri can pursue white-tailed deer, turkey, quail, waterfowl, and, recently thanks to the efforts of the Missouri Conservation Commission, elk and black bear. The state’s public lands, including 1.5 million acres Mark Twain National Forest, offer ample opportunities for hunting and other outdoor activities. But Missouri’s appeal to outdoorsmen and women goes beyond its wildlife. The state’s rich history and culture are evident in its numerous landmarks, from the Gateway Arch in St. Louis to the historic Route 66.

For more information on the elected officials protecting and promoting the sportsmen’s traditions in Missouri, please contact:


Missouri State Caucus Fact Sheet

Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus

Representative Mark Alford
Representative Eric Burlison
Representative Sam Graves
Representative Blaine Luetkemeyer
Representative Jason Smith
Representative Ann Wagner

Missouri Governors Sportsmen’s Caucus Member

Governor Mike Parson

Missouri Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus Leadership

Senator Lauren Arthur
Representative Bridget Walsh Moore
Representative Tim Taylor

News Alerts

Oct 17 2023 Oh Deer! The Role of Hunters in Managing White-Tailed Deer Populations

Why it Matters: Generational differences in approaches to deer hunting, and deer herd management,...

Oct 02 2023 Missouri Hunters Asked to Talk Turkey on Potential Regulatory Changes

Why it Matters: The opinions of hunters often play an important role in adjusting...

Jul 10 2023 License Fee Increases Enacted in Arkansas, Proposed in Missouri

Why It Matters: Through the “user pays – public benefits” American System of Conservation...

Jun 05 2023 Lower Midwest Legislative Sessions Adjourn, CSF Celebrates Victories, Prepares for 2024

Why It Matters: The conclusion of legislative sessions across the Lower Midwest provides an...

Nov 21 2022 Hunters Harvesting for the Holidays: Game Meat Donation Programs Can Fill Tables This Thanksgiving & Beyond

Why It Matters: Sportsmen and women are greatly responsible for the many American conservation...

Oct 24 2022 Being the Bear-er of Good News: Second Annual Black Bear Season Opens in Missouri

Contact: Kent Keene, Assistant Manager, Lower Midwestern States and Agriculture Policy             Why It Matters: The...

Jan 10 2022 Missouri: Could Archery Become the Official State Sport?

Contact: Kent Keene, Senior Coordinator, Lower Midwestern States and Agriculture PolicyHighlightsWhy it matters: Opportunities...

Nov 01 2021 Missouri Wraps Up State’s First Black Bear Hunt

Contact: Kent Keene, Senior Coordinator, Lower Midwestern States and Agriculture PolicyHighlightsWhy it Matters: Conservation success...

Jun 21 2021 Missouri’s Second Amendment Preservation Act Becomes Law, ASCF Funding Exempted

Contact: Kent Keene, Senior Coordinator, Lower Midwestern States and Agriculture PolicyHighlightsWhy it Matters: The...

Feb 16 2021 Caucus Reintroduces Socially Distanced Squirrel Gravy Breakfast in Missouri

Contact: Kent Keene, Lower Midwestern States CoordinatorOn Wednesday, February 10, the Missouri Legislative Sportsmen’s...

Feb 16 2021 Support for Prescribed Burning Act Heats Up During Committee Hearings in Missouri

Contact: Kent Keene, Lower Midwestern States CoordinatorLast week, both the House and Senate versions...

Jan 11 2021 Nine Midwestern States Bills to Keep an Eye on in 2021

Contacts: Midwestern States Senior Director Chris Horton, Upper Midwestern States Manager Nick Buggia, and...

Dec 14 2020 Bill to Define Liability Standards for Prescribed Burning Pre-Filed in Missouri

Contact: Kent Keene, Lower Midwestern States CoordinatorOn December 8, Representative-Elect Tim Taylor pre-filed House...

Nov 09 2020 Midwestern Hunters are encouraged to Introduce New Sportsmen and Women to the Outdoors

Contacts: Chris Horton, Midwestern States Senior Director; Nick Buggia, Upper Midwestern States Manager; Kent...

Nov 02 2020 CSF Weighs-in on Missouri’s Proposed Black Bear Hunting Opportunity

Contact: Kent Keene, Lower Midwestern States CoordinatorOn October 28, the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF)...

Sep 08 2020 CSF Testifies in Support of Proposed Black Bear Hunting Regulations in Missouri

Contact: Kent Keene, Lower Midwestern States CoordinatorDuring the Missouri Conservation Commission’s September 4th meeting...

Jul 27 2020 Hunting Coyotes at Night in Missouri, CSF Supports Proposed Regulations

Contact: Kent Keene, Lower Midwestern States CoordinatorOn July 22, the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF)...

Jul 06 2020 Missouri: Department Accepting Comments for New Nighttime Hunting Regulations Proposed for Feral Swine and Coyotes

Contact: Kent Keene, Lower Midwestern States CoordinatorOn July 1, the Missouri Department of Conservation...

Jun 08 2020 Missouri: Department of Conservation Considers Plan for Future Black Bear Hunt and Predator Hunting Regulations

Contact: Kent Keene, Lower Midwestern States CoordinatorLast week, Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation’s (CSF) Lower Midwestern...

May 26 2020 Midwest: 2020 Regional Legislative Update

Contacts: Nick Buggia, Upper Midwestern States Manager; Kent Keene, Lower Midwestern States Coordinator Since...

Apr 13 2020 Missouri: Show-Me State’s First Elk Season Officially Set for 2020

Contact: Kent Keene, Lower Midwestern States CoordinatorSportsmen and women looking for a new big game...

Mar 30 2020 Missouri: A Closer Look at the Show-Me State’s 2020 Legislative Session

Contact: Kent Keene, Lower Midwestern States CoordinatorThough Missouri’s 2020 legislative session has been suspended...

Jan 27 2020 Missouri: Governor Parson Joins the Governors Sportsmen’s Caucus

Contact: Kent Keene, Lower Midwestern States CoordinatorOn January 21, the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF)...

Dec 16 2019 Missouri: US Forest Service to Close Mark Twain National Forest to Swine Hunting

Contact: Kent Keene, Lower Midwestern States CoordinatorOn December 7, the United States Forest Service...

Sep 16 2019 Missouri: New Regulations Would Allow Landowners to Use Thermal/Night Vision Optics

Contact: Kent Keene, Lower Midwestern States CoordinatorAfter receiving initial approval from the Missouri Conservation...

Sep 09 2019 Missouri: New regulations to limit the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease

Contact: Kent Keene, Lower Midwestern States CoordinatorOn August 23, the Missouri Conservation Commission provided...

Jul 22 2019 Missouri: Governor Signs Anti-Poaching Bill into Law

Contact: Kent Keene, Lower Midwestern States CoordinatorOn July 11, Missouri Governor Mike Parson signed...

Jul 15 2019 Missouri: Elk Hunting Set to Return By 2020

Contact: Kent Keene, Lower Midwestern States CoordinatorOn June 2, the Missouri Conservation Commission held...

Jun 10 2019 Missouri: US Forest Service Proposes Feral Hog Hunting Ban on Mark Twain National Forest

Contact: Kent Keene, Lower Midwestern States CoordinatorOn May 24, the United States Forest Service...

Jun 08 2018 Midwest Region: Conservation Successes for Elk, Black Bear, and Mountain Lion Populations

By Joel Hodgdon, Central Midwestern States CoordinatorDue to the efforts of state fish and...

Mar 23 2018 Missouri: Caucus Hosts Annual Sportsmen’s Breakfast

By Joel Hodgdon Central Midwestern States CoordinatorOn March 15, members of the bipartisan and bicameral...

Feb 08 2018 Missouri: CSF Presents at Conservation Federation of Missouri Media Camp

On February 6, Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) Central Midwestern States Coordinator Joel Hodgdon, spoke...

Jun 08 2017 Missouri: Governors Sportsmen’s Caucus Welcomes Governor Greitens

On June 5, the Governor Sportsmen’s Caucus (GSC) welcomed Missouri Governor Eric Greitens as...

Apr 20 2017 Missouri: Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus Hosts Shoot and Luncheon

On April 18, the Missouri Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus hosted a trap and skeet shoot...

Mar 02 2017 Midwest: State Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucuses Host Conference, Squirrel Gravy Breakfast

Recently, Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) Central Midwestern States Coordinator Joel Hodgdon traveled to Nebraska...

Feb 12 2015 Missouri: Sportsmen’s Caucus Kicks off 2015 Legislative Session with Squirrel Gravy

The Missouri Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus hosted its 6th annual Sportsmen’s Caucus Squirrel Gravy Kick-off...

Feb 06 2014 Missouri: Sportsmen’s Caucus Kicks off 2014 Legislative Session with Squirrel Gravy

The Missouri Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus hosted its 5th Annual Sportsmen’s Caucus Squirrel Gravy Kick-off...

Latest policy updates

Many sportsmen and women depend on federal lands managed by agencies such...

“No-Net-Loss” of public lands has become increasingly important to ensure access to...

Introduction Chronic wasting disease (CWD) is a progressive, fatal, degenerative neurological disease...

Cited as one of the most pressing environmental challenges facing this generation,...

In addition to the American System of Conservation Funding, some states have...

Properly managed wildlife habitat is essential for supporting sustainable and healthy wildlife...

The practice of farming cervids (members of the deer family such as...

Established with the dedicated purpose of protecting and conserving wildlife, game commissions...

Instead of discarding or wasting legally harvested game meat or surpluses of...

A number of states restrict the ability of archers to carry a...

Knife industry and advocacy groups have successfully worked with the U.S. Congress...

Several states have passed legislation that allows non-resident, full-time college students to...

Recreational fishing is widely accepted as a wholesome and non-controversial lifetime outdoor...

The vast majority of states throughout the nation offer an online component...

Similar to hunting, a lack of access is cited as one of...

Reports and Data

Jan 01 2022 Missouri: American System of Conservation Funding Fact Sheet

Missouri: American System of Conservation Funding Fact Sheet

Jan 01 2013 2013 Sportsmen's Economic Impact Report - Missouri

2013 Sportsmen’s Economic Impact Report - Missouri

Jan 01 2007 2006 Economic Impact Report — MIssouri

Annual spending by Missouri sportsmen is more than the cash receipts for cattle and...

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