The Missouri Department of Conservation (mdc.mo.gov) sponsors and manages hunter education programs that usually are taught by volunteer instructors.
- Missouri’s unique 1⁄8 of 1% state sales tax is dedicated exclusively to conservation efforts. State businesses, commercial agricultural operations, and nonprofit groups are exempt from state sales taxes.
- Fees from hunting permits also support hunter education and wildlife conservation.
- Sales, rentals, and other miscellaneous funds make up a small portion of funding.
- The Missouri Department of Conservation receives no additional tax revenue support from state, county, or city taxes.
The Missouri Department of Conservation Funding
The Department receives its funding from a variety of sources as shown in this pie chart.
The Department receives no monies from any fines on game law violations. All fines collected go into the county school district where the violation occurred.