Fishing permits waived in Missouri starting this weekend

It starts March 27 and runs through April 15.

Rachel Passer
March 25, 2020 - 2:19 pm
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ST. LOUIS (KMOX)- You won't need a fishing permit in Missouri starting Friday. 

Although many have been cooped up in their homes in order to follow the new "stay at home order", the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) says they're trying to encourage Missourians to get out into nature amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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In order to encourage this behavior, the Missouri Department of Conservation and the Missouri Conservation Commission is temporarily waiving the permit requirements from March 27 through April 15. 
 

MDC Director Sara Parker Pauley is encouraging everyone to take part in such outdoor activities by saying that fishing is also a great way to get physical and mental health benefits during a stressful time.

The waiver of fishing permits will only run through April 15, so click here for more details of how you can partake in this rare, quarantine-friendly activity. 

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