by: Scott McCaulley
The Missouri Department of Conservation has begun a period of Free Fishing in response to the COVID-19 Virus Outbreak.
In a release, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and the Missouri Conservation Commission announce they are temporarily waiving permit requirements for sport fishing and daily trout tags for Missouri residents and nonresidents whose fishing privileges are not otherwise suspended now through April 15. All season dates, methods, and limits will continue to apply and be enforced.
The release also states that all Social Distancing and Gathering Guidelines should be followed during any outdoor activity.
Meanwhile, the Free Fishing time period announced last week in Arkansas by the Arkansas Fish and Game Commission is currently slated to end on Sunday. The announcement was made due to schools being out due to an extended Spring Break.
Click below for this week’s Missouri Department of Conservation Report on KRZK with more details on Missouri’s Free Fishing period.