Last updated April 2023

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Missouri Department of Conservation
Attn: Wildlife Collector Permits
P.O. Box 180
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0180
Phone (573) 522-4115 x 3574

Is a state permit needed for banding?


3 CSR 10-9.430 Bird Banding: This rule authorizes bird banding by persons holding a federal permit. Birds may be livetrapped for banding and released by persons holding a valid federal permit in addition to a Missouri Wildlife Collector’s Permit.

Permit application forms

Prior notice

Yes. The regulation (below) states, “Advance notification shall be given to the conservation agent or Protection Division regional supervisor in the county or area as to where and when the collecting will be done. ”


Relevant sections of the Missouri Code of State Regulations

3 CSR 10-9.425 Wildlife Collector’s Permit

Endangered Species

Bachman’s Sparrow (Peucaea aestivalis)
Greater Prairie-Chicken (Tympanuchus cupido)
Northern Harrier (Circus cyaneus)