That is a pretty wide open question....
Fishing: We have several large (50,000 acre +) lakes Some mid-sized ones (10,000 acres plus) and hundreds of small lakes owned by the Conservation Commission plus untold thousands of privately owned ponds and lots of floatable rivers covering thousands of miles. There are bass (3 kinds), crappie, white bass, several species of sunfish and catfish, musky striped bass, and walleye. Take your pick.
Hunting: Quite a bit of conservation owned land and private land is still available. Much of the land around the lakes is owned by the Corps of Engineers and is open for hunting. No bear (huntable), Elk, moose, caribou or mule deer. Everything else I can think of has a season.
Many years ago the people of Missouri enacted a 1/8 cent sales tax dedicated entirely to the Conservation Commission. (legislators can't get their hands on it....Ticked them off no end.) Anyway DOC has done a lot of really neat things with the money. Bought large lands for hunting and fishing (1,000's of acres) opened fishing access points and lots more.
Landowners have big changes coming on the horizon. In the past, landowners of 5 acres or more didn't have to pay for tags. They could hunt deer and turkey on their own land by just applying for free tags. Now the state is upping the land requirements to 80 acres. Smaller landowners are simply fuming.
I can understand why the department of conservation wants to change the way landowners receive tags and such since the current system is being abused but they're not going about it the right way and they're inviting mass poaching and further contempt for the law.
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