JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Hunters, anglers, and trappers in Missouri who use the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) “MO Hunting” free mobile app will need to perform an update starting March 15. Both Apple and Android users will need to install the update to continue to be able to purchase permits and use all other functions of the app. If users do not perform the updates to their iOS or Android app, they will be limited to permit information previously downloaded to their mobile device.

Apple will require users to have at least the iOS 8.2 version to use the updated MO Hunting app. Android will require users to have at least Android 4.0.3.

For more info on MO Hunting, go online to mdc.mo.gov/mohunting.

The MO Hunting mobile app update is required as MDC moves to online permit sales from vendors through a new permit-services provider. Starting March 15, places that sell hunting, fishing, and trapping permits will switch from selling the familiar plastic-backed, rectangular, yellow permits to selling paper permits. They will also move from selling permits through a special machine connected to a phone line to using a regular computer or laptop with Internet access and a standard printer.

In addition to buying Missouri hunting, fishing and trapping permits through MO Hunting, people can also buy permits directly online from the MDC website at mdc.mo.gov/buypermits.

People can also buy permits all around the state at many gas stations, convenience stores, sporting-goods stores, large retail stores, and other vendors – and at many MDC offices and all MDC nature centers.

Another option is to buy permits over the phone by calling 800-392-4115, using a credit card, paying a $1 fee, and waiting a week for permits to arrive by mail.