MDC encourages hunters to seek elk and bear hunting permits

MDC encourages hunters to seek elk and bear hunting permits
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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation encourages Missouri hunters to apply for elk-hunting and bear-hunting permits this May.

MDC will offer five permits to hunt bull elk in Missouri this fall.

The MDC will provide one bull elk permit for qualifying landowners and the remaining four for the general public.

The department also offers 400 permits to hunt black bears during the Missouri black-bear season this fall. The MDC says they will allocate at least 10 percent of black bear permits to qualifying landowners.

The department says Missouri residents who will be at least 11 years of age by the first day of the hunt are eligible to apply for elk and bear permits during the application period of May 1-31.

All permits will be assigned through a random drawing.

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