I ready on one website that you must have a permit – don’t know about it being legal in Missouri or not – this was just a Google search on mist netting. Doesn’t sound too safe to me – catches lots of good birds – they use this mainly for research purposes I believe. P.S. It wasn’t hard to find it on the web – just Google mist netting and it comes up.
I searched the Missouri conservation website and finally found some info. Apparently a state and federal permit are required 😭
There are almost no native birds left!!
I think I will try KC Audobon – I’ve got to do something before spring
Thanks for the info!
Darrell, you aren’t going to catch much between now and spring. You’ll catch a few with your DRST or walk in trap but not many. The time to concentrate on your trapping is late winter, early spring and on into summer. Spring and late summer are the best times to catch juvie HOSP. You keep live HOSP in the holding area of your traps, right? It’s really hard to catch that first HOSP with a DRST but once you have a live one in there you’ll find that you catch a ton. The best way (in spring) to catch that first one is to catch him with a Van Ert inbox trap and then put him into the DRST. What bait do you use in your traps?