Managed Deer Hunts

2019-2020

Notice: Due to severe spring and early summer flooding on conservation areas listed below, success rates for these managed deer hunts are expected to be low:

  • Columbia Bottom
  • Marais Temps Clair
  • Pelican Island
  • Clarence Cannon

Local deer populations were displaced by flood waters and it will take time for the deer numbers to fully rebound on these areas.

Managed Hunts

Archery without Atlatl (15 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
1 Blue and Gray CP1,2 Jackson Oct 19 Nov 10 G 30  
2 Blue River Parkway Zone 11,2,3 Jackson Nov 2 Dec 1 G 15 Oct 19
3 Blue River Parkway Zone 21,2,3 Jackson Nov 2 Dec 1 G 20 Oct 19
4 Blue River Parkway Zone 41,2,3 Jackson Nov 2 Dec 1 G 10 Oct 19
5 Blue Springs Lake1,2,3 Jackson Nov 2 Dec 1 G 25 Oct 26
6 Fellows Lake1,3 Greene Sep 21 Nov 3 G 35 Sep 13
7 Fellows Lake1,3 Greene Nov 16 Dec 15 G 25 Nov 7
8 Lake Jacomo - West (formerly Fleming Park-West)1,2,3 Jackson Nov 2 Dec 1 G 15 Oct 26
9 Lake Jacomo - East (formerly Fleming Park-East)1,2,3 Jackson Oct 19 Nov 10 G 25 Oct 12
10 Lake Springfield1,3,4 Greene Oct 26 Dec 8 G 15 Oct 18
11 Landahl Park1,2,3 Jackson Nov 9 Dec 8 G 25 Nov 2
12 Longview Lake CP1,2 Jackson Oct 19 Nov 10 G 30  
13 Longview Lake CP1,2 Jackson Nov 30 Dec 22 G 30  
14 Monkey Mountain1,2 Jackson Oct 5 Oct 27 G 15  
15 Springfield CNC 3 Greene Dec 14 Dec 16 G 5 Dec 7
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
16 August A. Busch CA1 St. Charles Sep 15 Sep 29 C 150  
17 August A. Busch CA1 St. Charles Oct 7 Oct 25 C 150  
18 August A. Busch CA1 St. Charles Dec 14 Dec 31 C 300  
19 Bicentennial CA Newton Nov 2 Nov 15 C 35  
20 Burr Oak Woods CA3 Jackson Oct 28 Nov 1 F 13 Oct 27
21 Burr Oak Woods CA3 Jackson Nov 4 Nov 8 F 12 Oct 27
22 Bushwhacker Lake CA1,5 Vernon/ Barton Sep 15 Nov 15 B 100  
23 Caney Mountain CA Ozark Dec 7 Dec 8 B 100  
24 Columbia Bottom CA1
See Flood Notice
St. Louis Nov 11 Nov 24 C 40  
25 Columbia Bottom CA1
See Flood Notice
St. Louis Dec 15 Dec 31 C 40  
26 Forest 44 CA St. Louis Oct 4 Oct 18 C 75  
27 Forest 44 CA St. Louis Dec 1 Dec 31 C 100  
28 James A Reed WA1,5 Jackson Oct 26 Nov 8 C 50  
29 Klamberg (Roger) Woods CA3 St. Louis Nov 11 Nov 15 G 5 Nov 9
30 Marais Temps Clair CA
See Flood Notice
St. Charles Sep 15 Sep 22 B 20  
31 Marais Temps Clair CA
See Flood Notice
St. Charles Oct 26 Nov 3 B 20  
32 Otter Slough CA Stoddard Sep 15 Sep 30 C 15  
33 Otter Slough CA Stoddard Oct 5 Oct 20 C 15  
34 Otter Slough CA Stoddard Oct 26 Nov 10 C 15  
35 Otter Slough CA Stoddard Nov 30 Dec 15 C 15  
36 Otter Slough CA Stoddard Dec 28 Jan 15 C 15  
37 Peck Ranch CA5 Carter/ Shannon Oct 26 Oct 28 B 200  
38 Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center3 St. Louis Nov 2 Nov 4 G 8 Nov 1
39 Rockwoods Range St. Louis Nov 1 Nov 30 C 75  
40 Rockwoods Range St. Louis Dec 1 Dec 31 C 75  
41 Rockwoods Reservation3 St. Louis Nov 4 Nov 8 D 12 Nov 2
42 Rockwoods Reservation3 St. Louis Nov 11 Nov 15 D 12 Nov 2
43 Rockwoods Reservation3 St. Louis Dec 2 Dec 6 D 12 Nov 2
44 Runge CNC1,3 Cole Nov 8 Nov 10 C 6 Nov 7
45 Weldon Spring CA St. Charles Sep 15 Sep 29 C 150  
46 Weldon Spring CA St. Charles Oct 7 Oct 25 C 150  
47 Weldon Spring CA St. Charles Dec 14 Jan 15 C 300  
48 Whetstone Creek CA5 Callaway Oct 14 Nov 10 C 75  
Muzzleloader or Cap-and-Ball Firearms Only (11 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
49 Babler SP3,5 St. Louis Dec 14 Dec 15 J 100 Dec 13
50 Caney Mountain CA Ozark Oct 19 Oct 20 B 200  
51 Davisdale CA Howard Dec 13 Dec 15 E 35  
52 Drury-Mincy CA Taney Oct 26 Oct 27 C 200  
53 Forest 44 CA (Jay Henges Range Restricted Portion)3,6 St. Louis Oct 21 Oct 22 B 5 Oct 8
54 Forest 44 CA St. Louis Nov 11 Nov 12 C 30  
55 Forest 44 CA St. Louis Nov 25 Nov 26 C 30  
56 James A. Reed WA3,5 Jackson Nov 11 Nov 14 C 40 Nov 11
57 Mingo NWR3 Stoddard/ Wayne Dec 7 Dec 8 C 80 Dec 6
58 Peck Ranch CA5 Carter/ Shannon Dec 7 Dec 8 B 200  
59 Whetstone Creek CA3,5 Callaway Dec 6 Dec 8 C 30 Dec 6
Historic Methods (6 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
60 August A. Busch CA7 St. Charles Nov 16 Nov 18 E 100  
61 August A. Busch CA St. Charles Nov 23 Nov 25 B 100  
62 Bushwhacker Lake CA5 Vernon/ Barton Nov 30 Dec 8 B 40  
63 Bushwhacker Lake CA5 Vernon/ Barton Dec 28 Jan 5 B 40  
64 Marais Temps Clair CA
See Flood Notice
St. Charles Jan 1 Jan 15 B 20  
65 Pelican Island NA
See Flood Notice
St. Louis Nov 9 Nov 11 G 80  
Shotguns (3 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
66 Burr Oaks Woods CNC 3,8 Jackson Oct 26 Oct 27 C 15 Oct 19
67 Columbia Bottom CA
See Flood Notice
St. Louis Dec 2 Dec 8 B 20  
68 Marais Temps Clair CA
See Flood Notice
St. Charles Oct 5 Oct 13 B 20  
Firearms (15 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
69 August A. Busch Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center 3,6 St. Charles Oct 28 Oct 29 B 3 Oct 14
70 Bennett Springs SP3,5 Laclede/ Dallas Dec 11 Dec 12 J 75 Dec 10
71 Clarence Cannon NWR3,5
See Flood Notice
Pike Jan 4 Jan 5 D 12 Jan 4
72 Deer Ridge CA Lewis Oct 11 Oct 13 E 50  
73 Knob Noster SP5 Johnson Dec 7 Dec 8 J 100  
74 Long Branch SP (Bee Trace)5 Macon Dec 14 Dec 15 J 20  
75 Pershing SP5 Linn Dec 14 Dec 15 H 100  
76 Pomme de Terre SP (Pittsburgh)5 Hickory Dec 14 Dec 15 G 10  
77 Robert E. Talbot CA Lawrence Dec 13 Dec 15 A 40  
78 Shaw Nature Reserve3,8 Franklin Oct 5 Oct 6 B 8 Aug 25
79 Stockton SP5 Cedar Dec 14 Dec 15 H 50  
80 Truman SP5 Benton Dec 14 Dec 15 H 20  
81 Weldon Spring CA7 St. Charles Nov 16 Nov 18 A 100  
82 Weldon Spring CA St. Charles Nov 23 Nov 25 B 100  
83 Whetstone Creek CA3 Callaway Oct 12 Oct 13 E 50 Oct 12
Military Personnel - Firearms (2 hunts - centerfire, shotguns with slugs, air-powered guns only) Hunters for these hunts are selected through Fort Campbell or Fort Leonard Wood.
Hunt No. Location County Hunt Start Date Hunt End Date Limit Number of Hunters Drawn (Quota) Mandatory Pre-hunt Orientation Date
-- Mark Twain SP Hero Hunt 3,5 Monroe Nov 9 Nov 10 J 15 Nov 8
-- Mingo NWR Recovering Soldier Hunt 3 Stoddard Nov 5 Nov 6 C 4 Nov 4

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 (1 hunt - with slugs only)
Hunt No. Location County Hunt Start Date Hunt End Date Limit Number of Hunters Drawn (Quota) Mandatory Pre-hunt Orientation Date
84 Columbia Bottom CA3
See Flood Notice
St. Louis Nov 2 Nov 3 B 30 Oct 26
Youth-only Firearms (10 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
85 August A. Busch CA3 St. Charles Nov 2 Nov 3 B 60 Oct 26
86 Bushwhacker Lake CA10 Vernon/ Barton Nov 23 Nov 24 B 10  
-- Charles W. Green CA (573-815-7901ext.2964 by Sept. 27)3,9,10 Boone Nov 2 Nov 3 B 5 Nov 2
87 Davisdale CA3,10 Howard Oct 26 Oct 27 G 35 Oct 25 or Oct 26
88 Mark Twain SP3,5 Monroe Dec 14 Dec 15 H 40 Dec 13
89 Mingo NWR3 Stoddard/ Wayne Nov 2 Nov 3 B 40 Oct 19 or Nov 1
90 Ozark National Scenic Riverways-Big Spring Area3 Carter Oct 26 Oct 27 E 10 Oct 25
91 Peck Ranch CA Carter/ Shannon Oct 5 Oct 6 B 65  
92 Smithville Lake ML3,10 Clay/ Clinton Dec 14 Dec 15 C 30 Dec 13
93 Weldon Spring CA3 St. Charles Nov 2 Nov 3 B 60 Oct 26

Special Hunts for People with Disabilities

There are 16 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
-- Mingo NWR3 (573-222-3589) Stoddard Nov 2 Nov 3 B 5 Oct 19 or Nov 1
People with Disabilities - Firearms (10 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
-- Camp Crowder Army National Guard3 (573-638-9517) Newton Oct 23 Oct 25 C 8 Oct 23
-- Clarence Cannon NWR3,10 (573-847-2333) Pike Oct 25 Oct 27 C 9 Oct 25
-- Clarence Cannon NWR3,5 (573-847-2333) Pike Jan 4 Jan 5 D 3 Jan 4
-- Coldwater CA- Wheelchair Confined Hunters Only 11 (573-223-4525) Wayne Nov 16 Nov 26 I 4  
-- Ozark National Scenic Riverways - Big Spring Area Exceptional Warrior Mobility-Impaired Hunt3 (573-323-4941) Carter Nov 9 Nov 10 C 10 Nov 8
-- Smithville Lake USACE 10 (816-389-3947) Clay/ Clinton Nov 23 Nov 24 C 65  
-- Stockton Lake ML10 (417-276-3113) Cedar/ Dade Nov 9 Nov 10 C 25  
94 Swan Lake NWR3,11 Chariton Nov 1 Nov 3 B 10 Nov 1
-- Truman Lake ML10 (660-438-7317) Benton/ St. Clair Nov 8 Nov 10 C 35  
-- Wappapello Lake ML 3 (573-222-8562) Wayne/ Butler Oct 19 Oct 20 B 25 Oct 18
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
-- Clearwater Lake ML - Veterans with Service Related Disabilities and Mobility Impaired Hunt 3 (573-223-7777) Wayne Nov 9 Nov 10 B 6 Nov 8
-- Loess Bluffs NWR 3,5 (660-442-3187) Holt Nov 2 Nov 3 C 8 Nov 1
-- Mingo NWR3,11 (573-222-3589) Stoddard Dec 7 Dec 8 C 5 Dec 6
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
95 Bois D'Arc CA3 (417-840-3949) Greene Oct 12 Oct 13 C 8 Oct 11
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
-- Mark Twain Lake (573-735-4097) Monroe/ Ralls Nov 23 Nov 24 I 35  

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

2019 Footnotes

  1. Hunters may take turkeys according to season limits on the Archer's Hunting Permit prior to filling the managed deer hunt quota. 

  2. Participants must pay $10.00 administrative fee to Jackson County. If chosen for this hunt, please call 816-503-4800 for fee deadlines.

  3. Hunters must attend a pre-hunt orientation; those who do not attend are disqualified.

  4. This hunt has limited access. Majority of hunting units are most easily accessed by boat.

  5. Antlered deer must have at least one antler with at least four points.

  6. 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.

  7. The head with at least six inches of neck attached from any deer harvested Nov 16-17 must be taken to a CWD sampling station on the day of harvest.

  8. Only women 18 years of age and older who have never Telechecked a deer are eligible. Hunters will be accompanied by a mentor during the hunt.

  9. Only first-time deer hunters who have never Telechecked a deer are eligible.

  10. Antlered deer do not have to have at least one antler with at least four points.

  11. Hunters who require an assistant must provide one.

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.