Woman dressed warmly in camouflage and standing in marsh reeds aims a shotgun into the air

Refuge lands are open for general use from ½ hour before legal sunrise to ½ hour after legal sunset.

  • Hiking is allowed on refuge roads and trails, unless otherwise posted.
  • ATVs and UTVs are not allowed on the refuge.
  • Dogs must be on a leash.
  • Berry and mushroom gathering is allowed for personal consumption only, not for resale or other commercial use.
  • Collecting shed deer antlers is not allowed.
  • Camping or fires are not permitted.
  • The taking of any mussel, clam, crayfish, leach, frog and turtle species is prohibited.
  • Fishing is allowed by boat in Bryants Creek ONLY. Gas boat motors are prohibited on the refuge with the exception of Bryants Creek.
  • No hunting is allowed on Clarence Cannon National Wildlife Refuge unless during authorized state-managed hunts.
  • Firearms are allowed only during authorized hunting activities. They must be unloaded and either dismantled or cased when transporting on refuge roads or waters, unless in compliance with state concealed carry regulations. Target shooting or any non-hunting discharge of firearms is prohibited.
  • Trapping of muskrat, beaver and raccoon is permitted on refuge land, but special regulations apply and a refuge special use permit is required.
  • Possession of alcoholic beverages is prohibited.

For more information on refuge specific rules and policies

Clarence Cannon Activity Table


Season Dates




Closed to migratory bird hunting.



Upland Game

Closed to upland game hunting.




Closed to turkey hunting.



Deer Hunting

Allowed ONLY during state-managed hunts

See Missouri Department of Conservation for more information.

Requires a refuge permit


State season dates

Muskrat, beaver, and raccoon trapping permitted on all refuge lands

Special regulations apply and requires a Refuge Special Use Permit.

Related Documents
Clarence Cannon NWR Hunting and Fishing Regulations 2022-2023

Current hunt brochure with rules and regulations for Clarence Cannon National Wildlife Refuge. For more information call (573) 847-2333 or visit Clarence Cannon National Wildlife Refuge at 37599 Pike 206 Annada, MO 63330.