Managed Deer Hunts

2018-2019

Archery without atlatl or crossbow (4 hunts - longbow, recurve bow, compound bow only)
Hunt No.  Location County Hunt Start Date Hunt End Date Limit Number of Hunters Drawn (Quota) Mandatory Pre-hunt Orientation Date Mandatory Pre-hunt Orientation Location Orientation Start Time
1 Fellows Lake1,2 Greene 22-Sep 3-Nov G 35 13-Sep SW Regional Office 6:30 p.m.
2 Fellows Lake1,2 Greene 17-Nov 16-Dec G 25 8-Nov SW Regional Office 6:30 p.m.
3 Lake Springfield1,2,7 Greene 27-Oct 8-Dec G 15 19-Oct SW Regional Office 6:30 p.m.
4 Springfield Conservation Nature Center Properties1 Greene 8-Dec 10-Dec G 5 1-Dec Springfield Conservation Nature Center 10:00 a.m.
Archery without Atlatl (12 hunts - longbow, recurve bow, compound bow, or crossbow only)
Hunt No.  Location County Hunt Start Date Hunt End Date Limit Number of Hunters Drawn (Quota) Mandatory Pre-hunt Orientation Date Mandatory Pre-hunt Orientation Location Orientation Start Time
5 Blue and Gray CP2,3 Jackson 20-Oct 4-Nov G 30      
6 Blue River Parkway Zone 11,2,3 Jackson 3-Nov 2-Dec G 15 20-Oct Fred Arbanas Golf Course 8:00 a.m.
7 Blue River Parkway Zone 21,2,3 Jackson 3-Nov 2-Dec G 20 20-Oct Fred Arbanas Golf Course 8:00 a.m.
8 Blue River Parkway Zone 31,2,3 Jackson 3-Nov 2-Dec G 10 20-Oct Fred Arbanas Golf Course 8:00 a.m.
9 Blue River Parkway Zone 41,2,3 Jackson 3-Nov 2-Dec G 10 20-Oct Fred Arbanas Golf Course 8:00 a.m.
10 Blue Springs Lake1,2,3 Jackson 3-Nov 25-Nov G 25 27-Oct Fleming Meeting Hall 8:00 a.m.
11 Fleming Park - West1,2,3 Jackson 3-Nov 25-Nov G 15 27-Oct Fleming Meeting Hall 8:00 a.m.
12 Fleming Park - East1,2,3 Jackson 13-Oct 28-Oct G 20 6-Oct Fleming Meeting Hall 8:00 a.m.
13 Landahl Park1,2,3 Jackson 17-Nov 9-Dec G 25 3-Nov MDC Lake City Range 8:00 a.m.
14 Longview Lake CP2,3 Jackson 20-Oct 4-Nov G 30      
15 Longview Lake CP2,3 Jackson 1-Dec 23-Dec G 30      
16 Monkey Mountain2,3 Jackson 6-Oct 21-Oct G 15      
Archery (33 hunts - longbow, recurve bow, compound bow, crossbow, or atlatl only)
Hunt No.  Location County Hunt Start Date Hunt End Date Limit Number of Hunters Drawn (Quota) Mandatory Pre-hunt Orientation Date Mandatory Pre-hunt Orientation Location Orientation Start Time
17 August A. Busch CA2 St. Charles 15-Sep 28-Sep C 150      
18 August A. Busch CA2 St. Charles 6-Oct 19-Oct C 150      
19 August A. Busch CA2 St. Charles 15-Dec 31-Dec C 300      
20 Bicentennial CA1 Newton 27-Oct 9-Nov C 35 16-Oct Neosho Fire Station #1; 125 N College Neosho 6:30 p.m.
21 Burr Oak Woods CA1 Jackson 29-Oct 2-Nov F 13 28-Oct Burr Oak Woods 6:30 p.m.
22 Burr Oak Woods CA1 Jackson 5-Nov 9-Nov F 12 28-Oct Burr Oak Woods 6:30 p.m.
23 Bushwhacker Lake CA2,4 Vernon/ Barton 15-Sep 9-Nov B 100      
24 Caney Mountain CA Ozark 8-Dec 9-Dec B 100      
25 Columbia Bottom CA2 St. Louis 5-Nov 18-Nov C 40      
26 Columbia Bottom CA2 St. Louis 15-Dec 31-Dec C 40      
27 Forest 44 CA St. Louis 5-Oct 19-Oct C 75      
28 Forest 44 CA St. Louis 1-Dec 31-Dec C 100      
29 James A Reed WA,2,4 Jackson 20-Oct 2-Nov C 50      
30 Klamberg (Roger) Woods CA1 St. Louis 26-Nov 30-Nov G 5 24-Nov Ellisville Park Office 10:00 a.m.
31 Marais Temps Clair CA St. Charles 15-Sep 24-Sep B 20      
32 Marais Temps Clair CA St. Charles 27-Oct 4-Nov B 20      
33 Otter Slough CA Stoddard 15-Sep 30-Sep C 15      
34 Otter Slough CA Stoddard 6-Oct 21-Oct C 15      
35 Otter Slough CA Stoddard 27-Oct 9-Nov C 15      
36 Otter Slough CA Stoddard 24-Nov 9-Dec C 15      
37 Otter Slough CA Stoddard 29-Dec 15-Jan C 15      
38 Peck Ranch CA4 Carter/ Shannon 20-Oct 22-Oct B 200      
39 Powder Valley CNC1 St. Louis 3-Nov 5-Nov G 8 2-Nov Powder Valley CNC 3:00 p.m.
40 Rockwoods Range St. Louis 1-Nov 30-Nov C 75      
41 Rockwoods Range St. Louis 1-Dec 31-Dec C 75      
42 Rockwoods Reservation1 St. Louis 5-Nov 9-Nov D 12 3-Nov Rockwoods Reservation 9:00 a.m.
43 Rockwoods Reservation1 St. Louis 26-Nov 30-Nov D 12 3-Nov Rockwoods Reservation 9:00 a.m.
44 Rockwoods Reservation1  St. Louis 3-Dec 7-Dec D 12 3-Nov Rockwoods Reservation 9:00 a.m.
45 Runge CNC1,2 Cole 2-Nov 4-Nov C 6 1-Nov Runge Nature Center 6:00 p.m.
46 Weldon Spring CA St. Charles 15-Sep 28-Sep C 150      
47 Weldon Spring CA St. Charles 6-Oct 19-Oct C 150      
48 Weldon Spring CA St. Charles 15-Dec 15-Jan C 300      
49 Whetstone Creek CA Callaway 1-Oct 4-Nov C 75      
Muzzleloader or Cap-and-Ball Firearms Only (9 hunts - in-lines and scopes are allowed)
Hunt No.  Location County Hunt Start Date Hunt End Date Limit Number of Hunters Drawn (Quota) Mandatory Pre-hunt Orientation Date Mandatory Pre-hunt Orientation Location Orientation Start Time
50 Babler SP 1 St. Louis 15-Dec 16-Dec H 100 14-Dec State Park Visitor Center 6:00 p.m.
51 Caney Mountain CA Ozark 20-Oct 21-Oct B 200      
52 Forest 44 CA (Jay Henges Range Restricted Portion)1,9 St. Louis 22-Oct 23-Oct B 5 9-Oct Jay Henges Shooting Range 5:00 p.m.
53 Forest 44 CA St. Louis 5-Nov 6-Nov C 30      
54 Forest 44 CA St. Louis 12-Nov 13-Nov C 30      
55 James A. Reed WA1,4 Jackson 5-Nov 8-Nov C 40 5-Nov Reed Area 5:00 a.m.
56 Mingo NWR1 Stoddard/ Wayne 1-Dec 2-Dec C 80 30-Nov Mingo NWR Visitor Center Orientations at 8:00 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., and 6:00 p.m.
57 Peck Ranch CA4 Carter/ Shannon 8-Dec 9-Dec B 200      
58 Whetstone Creek CA1 Callaway 3-Dec 5-Dec B 25 2-Dec Whetstone Shop 5:00 p.m.
Historic Methods (7 hunts - muzzleloader, cap-and-ball, long/recurve/compound/crossbow, atlatl only; in-lines and scopes are allowed.)
Hunt No.  Location County Hunt Start Date Hunt End Date Limit Number of Hunters Drawn (Quota) Mandatory Pre-hunt Orientation Date Mandatory Pre-hunt Orientation Location Orientation Start Time
59 August A. Busch CA11 St. Charles 10-Nov 12-Nov E 100      
60 August A. Busch CA St. Charles 17-Nov 19-Nov B 100      
61 Bushwhacker Lake CA4 Vernon/ Barton 1-Dec 7-Dec B 40      
62 Bushwhacker Lake CA4 Vernon/ Barton 22-Dec 28-Dec B 40      
63 Davisdale CA   Howard  5-Dec 7-Dec E 30      
64 Marais Temps Clair CA St. Charles 1-Jan 15-Jan B 20      
65 Pelican Island NA St. Louis 3-Nov 5-Nov G 80      
Shotguns (2 hunts - with slugs only)
Hunt No.  Location County Hunt Start Date Hunt End Date Limit Number of Hunters Drawn (Quota) Mandatory Pre-hunt Orientation Date Mandatory Pre-hunt Orientation Location Orientation Start Time
66 Columbia Bottom CA St. Louis 26-Nov 2-Dec B 20      
67 Marais Temps Clair CA St. Charles 6-Oct 14-Oct B 20      
Firearms (14 hunts - centerfire, shotguns with slugs, air-powered guns only)
Hunt No.  Location County Hunt Start Date Hunt End Date Limit Number of Hunters Drawn (Quota) Mandatory Pre-hunt Orientation Date Mandatory Pre-hunt Orientation Location Orientation Start Time
68 Bennett Springs SP Laclede/Dallas 12-Dec 13-Dec H 75      
69 Clarence Cannon NWR1,4 Pike 5-Jan 6-Jan D 12 5-Jan Refuge HQ  5:30 a.m.
70 Deer Ridge CA Lewis 30-Nov 2-Dec A 100      
71 Knob Noster SP Johnson 8-Dec 9-Dec H 100      
72 Ha Ha Tonka SP Camden 15-Dec 16-Dec H 75      
73 Long Branch SP (Bee Trace) Macon 15-Dec 16-Dec H 20      
74 Montauk SP Dent 12-Dec 13-Dec H 40      
75 Pershing SP Linn 15-Dec 16-Dec H 100      
76 Pomme de Terre SP (Pittsburgh) Hickory 15-Dec 16-Dec H 10      
77 Pomme de Terre SP (Hermitage) Hickory 15-Dec 16-Dec H 8      
78 Shaw Nature Reserve1, 10 Franklin 30-Nov 1-Dec B 8 30-Sep Shaw Nature Reserve, Dana Brown Center 12:00 p.m.
79 St. Joe SP St. Francois 15-Dec 16-Dec H 75      
80 Weldon Spring CA11 St. Charles 10-Nov 12-Nov A 100      
81 Weldon Spring CA St. Charles 17-Nov 19-Nov B 100      

Managed Youth Deer Hunts

Note: Youth must be at least 11 years old and hunter-education certified to hunt in a managed youth deer hunt.

Youth- only Shotgun (2 hunts - with slugs only)
Hunt No. Location County Hunt Start Date Hunt End Date Limit Number of Hunters Drawn (Quota) Mandatory Pre-hunt Orientation Date Mandatory Pre-hunt Orientation Location Orientation Start Time
82 Burr Oak Woods CNC1  Jackson 27-Oct 28-Oct C 12 20-Oct Lake City Range 9:00 a.m.
83 Columbia Bottom CA1 St. Louis 27-Oct 28-Oct B 30 13-Oct Columbia Bottom 8:00 a.m.
Youth-only Shotguns, Muzzleloader or Cap-and-Ball Firearms Only
(1 hunt - slugs only with shotguns; in-lines and scopes are allowed)
Hunt No.  Location County Hunt Start Date Hunt End Date Limit Number of Hunters Drawn (Quota) Mandatory Pre-hunt Orientation Date Mandatory Pre-hunt Orientation Location Orientation Start Time
84 Bushwhacker Lake CA12 Vernon/ Barton 17-Nov 18-Nov B 10      
Youth-only Firearms (8 hunts - centerfire, shotguns with slugs, air-powered guns only)
Hunt No.  Location County Hunt Start Date Hunt End Date Limit Number of Hunters Drawn (Quota) Mandatory Pre-hunt Orientation Date Mandatory Pre-hunt Orientation Location Orientation Start Time
85 August A. Busch CA1 St. Charles 27-Oct 28-Oct B 60 13-Oct Busch CA 8:00 a.m.
__ Charles W. Green CA1,5 Boone  27-Oct 28-Oct B 7 26-Oct Charles W. Green CA 6:00 p.m.
86 Davisdale CA1 Howard  20-Oct 21-Oct G 35 10/19 or 10/20 Davisdale CA Shop  10/19: 4:00-8:00 p.m. OR 10/20: 5:30 a.m. 
87 Mingo NWR1 Stoddard/ Wayne 3-Nov 4-Nov B 40 13-Oct or 2-Nov Mingo NWR Visitor Center 10/13: 12:00 p.m. OR  11/2: 6:00 p.m.
88 Ozark National Scenic Riverways - Big Spring Area1 Carter  6-Oct 7-Oct E 10 5-Oct Van Buren NPS Office Anytime between 5:00 and 6:00 p.m. 
89 Peck Ranch CA Carter/ Shannon 6-Oct 7-Oct B 65      
90 Smithville Lake ML1 Clay 8-Dec 9-Dec C 30 7-Dec Litton Visitor Center 5:30 p.m.
91 Weldon Spring CA1 St. Charles 27-Oct 28-Oct B 60 13-Oct Busch CA 8:00 a.m.

Special Hunts for People with Disabilities

There are 18 hunts for people with disabilities. Apply for the Swan Lake and Bois D'Arc hunts using the online system (see instructions on Page 21). Apply for all other hunts by calling the hunt location during normal business hours from July 1-31, or by Oct. 1 for the Smithville Lake hunt.

Youth with Disabilities - Firearms (1 hunt - centerfire, shotguns with slugs, air-powered guns only)
Hunt No.  Location County Hunt Start Date Hunt End Date Limit Number of Hunters Drawn (Quota) Mandatory Pre-hunt Orientation Date Mandatory Pre-hunt Orientation Location Orientation Start Time
Mingo NWR1 (573-222-3589) Stoddard 3-Nov 4-Nov B 5 13-Oct or 2-Nov  Mingo NWR Visitor Center 10/13: 12:00 p.m. OR  11/2: 6:00 p.m.
People with Disabilities - Firearms (12 hunts - centerfire, shotguns with slugs, air-powered guns only)
Hunt No.  Location County Hunt Start Date Hunt End Date Limit Number of Hunters Drawn (Quota) Mandatory Pre-hunt Orientation Date Mandatory Pre-hunt Orientation Location Orientation Start Time
Camp Crowder Army National Guard1 (573-638-9517) Newton 16-Oct 18-Oct C 8 16-Oct Camp Crowder Training Site 9:00 a.m.
Clarence Cannon NWR1 (573-847-2333) Pike 26-Oct 28-Oct C 9 26-Oct Refuge HQ 5:30 a.m.
Clarence Cannon NWR1,4 (573-847-2333) Pike 5-Jan 6-Jan D 3 5-Jan Refuge HQ  5:30 a.m.
__ Coldwater CA 8 Wayne 10-Nov 20-Nov I 5      
  Mark Twain SP Wounded Solider Hunt 1,4,6 Monroe 3-Nov 4-Nov J 10 2-Nov Park Visitor Center 1:00 p.m.
Mingo NWR Recovering Soldier Hunt 1,6 Stoddard 6-Nov 7-Nov C 4 6-Nov Mingo NWR Visitor Center  
Ozark National Scenic Riverways - Big Spring Area Exceptional Warrior Mobility-Impaired Hunt1  (573-323-4941) Carter 3-Nov 4-Nov C 10 2-Nov Van Buren NPS Office 5:00 p.m.
Smithville Lake 12 (816-389-3947) Clay/ Clinton 17-Nov 18-Nov C 65      
Stockton Lake ML12 (417-276-3113) Cedar/ Dade 3-Nov 4-Nov C 25      
92 Swan Lake NWR1,8  Chariton 2-Nov 4-Nov B 10 2-Nov Hunting Headquarters 11:00 a.m.
Truman Lake ML (660-438-7317)12 Benton/ St. Clair 3-Nov 4-Nov C 35      
Wappapello Lake ML (573-222-8562) Wayne/ Butler  20-Oct 21-Oct B 25 19-Oct Armory Pavilion 5:00 p.m.
People with Disabilities - Muzzleloading or Cap-and-Ball Firearms Only (3 hunts - in-lines and scopes are allowed)
Hunt No.  Location County Hunt Start Date Hunt End Date Limit Number of Hunters Drawn (Quota) Mandatory Pre-hunt Orientation Date Mandatory Pre-hunt Orientation Location Orientation Start Time
__ Clearwater Lake ML - Veterans with Service Related Disabilities and Mobility Impaired Hunt (573-223-7777) Wayne 3-Nov 4-Nov B 6      
Loess Bluffs NWR (formerly Squaw Creek) 1,4 (660-442-3187) Holt 3-Nov 4-Nov C 8 2-Nov Loess Bluffs NWR Visitor Center 3:00 p.m.
Mingo NWR1,8 (573-222-3589) Stoddard 1-Dec 2-Dec C 5 30-Nov Mingo NWR Visitor Center Orientations at 8:00 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 12:00 , and 6:00 p.m.
People with Disabilities - Historic Methods (1 hunt - muzzleloader, cap-and-ball, long/recurve/compound/crossbow, or atlatl only. In-lines and scopes are allowed.)
Hunt No.  Location County Hunt Start Date Hunt End Date Limit Number of Hunters Drawn (Quota) Mandatory Pre-hunt Orientation Date Mandatory Pre-hunt Orientation Location Orientation Start Time
93 Bois D’Arc CA1 (417-840-3949) Greene 6-Oct 7-Oct C 8 5-Oct Andy Dalton Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center 1:00 p.m.
People with Disabilities - Muzzleloader, Shotgun, or Long/Recurve/Compound Bow, or Crossbow (1 hunt )
Hunt No.  Location County Hunt Start Date Hunt End Date Limit Number of Hunters Drawn (Quota) Mandatory Pre-hunt Orientation Date Mandatory Pre-hunt Orientation Location Orientation Start Time
Mark Twain Lake (573-735-4097) Monroe/ Ralls 17-Nov 18-Nov I 35      

Managed hunts for youth and those with disabilities can be found at the links below in Related Content.

2018 Footnotes

  1. Hunters must attend a pre-hunt orientation; those who do not attend are disqualified.
  2. Hunters may take turkeys according to season limits on the Archer's Hunting Permit prior to filling the managed deer hunt quota.
  3. Participants must pay $10.00 administrative fee to Jackson County. If chosen for this hunt, please call 816-503-4800 for fee deadlines. Atlatls are not an allowed method for hunts in Jackson County Parks.
  4. Antlered deer must have at least one antler with at least four points.
  5. Only first-time deer hunters who have never Telechecked a deer may apply for this hunt. To apply for this hunt, contact Justin McGuire at 573-815-7900 ext. 2866 before September 29.
  6. Hunters are selected through Fort Campbell or Fort Leonard Wood.
  7. This hunt has limited access. Majority of hunting units are most easily accessed by boat.
  8. Hunters who require an assistant must provide one.
  9. Only first-time deer hunters 18 years of age and older who have never Telechecked a deer are eligible. Hunters must be accompanied by a mentor during the hunt.
  10. Only women 16 years of age and older who have not harvested a deer before may apply for this hunt. This hunt includes spending the night in deer camp on site. Hunters will be accompanied by a mentor, who will be provided by the department, during the entire hunting experience.
  11. 11 The head with at least six inches of neck attached from any deer harvested Nov 11-12 must be taken to a CWD sampling station on the day of harvest.
  12. 12 Antlered deer do not have to have at least one antler with at least four points.

Limit Codes

When you purchase your managed deer hunting permit, you will receive permits to take the number of deer allowed at the hunt you are attending.

  • A = 1 antlerless deer
  • B = 1 deer of either sex
  • C = 2 deer, but only 1 antlered
  • D = 2 deer, but only 1 antlered; must take and check-in antlerless deer before taking antlered deer
  • E = 2 antlerless deer
  • F = 3 deer, but only 1 antlered
  • G = 3 deer, but only 1 antlered; must take and check-in 1 antlerless deer before taking antlered deer
  • H = 3 antlerless deer
  • I = Managed hunt permits are not available for this hunt. You must purchase firearms permits and abide by firearms season limits. Deer taken at this hunt count toward your firearms season limit.
  • J = 3 deer, but only 1 antlered; must take and check-in 2 antlerless deer before taking antlered deer

Related Content

Managed Hunts for Hunters with Disabilities

Missouri provides many managed hunt opportunities statewide for those with disabilities.

Youth-only Managed Deer Hunts

Do you know a youth hunter that is 11 to 15 years old? A number of managed deer hunts across Missouri are held just for them! Read more about how you can get your youth hunter involved.