Managed Deer Hunts

2020-2021

Managed Hunts

Archery Without Atlatl (18 hunts — longbow, recurve bow, compound bow, or crossbow only)
Hunt No. Location County Date Number of Hunters Drawn Limit Mandatory Pre-Hunt Orientation
1 Blue and Gray CP1,2 Jackson Oct. 17–Nov. 8 30 G  
2 Blue River Parkway Zone 11,2,3 Jackson Oct. 24–Nov. 22 15 G Oct. 17
3 Blue River Parkway Zone 21,2,3 Jackson Oct. 24–Nov. 22 20 G Oct. 17
4 Blue River Parkway Zone 31,2,3 Jackson Oct. 24–Nov. 22 10 G Oct. 17
5 Blue River Parkway Zone 41,2,3 Jackson Oct. 24–Nov. 22 10 G Oct. 17
6 Blue Springs Lake1,2,3 Jackson Oct. 31–Nov. 29 25 G Oct. 24
7 Fellows Lake1,3,4 Greene Sept. 26–Nov. 8 35 G Sept. 18
8 Fellows Lake1,3,4 Greene Nov. 21–Dec. 20 25 G Nov. 12
9 Lake Jacomo — West (formerly Fleming Park — West)1,2,3  Jackson Oct. 31–Nov. 29 15 G Oct. 24
10 Lake Jacomo — East (formerly Fleming Park — East)1,2,3 Jackson Oct. 17–Nov. 8 25 G Oct. 10
11 Lake Springfield1,3,4,5 Greene Oct. 24–Dec. 6 15 G Oct. 16
12 Landahl Park1,2,3 Jackson Nov. 7–Dec. 6 25 G Oct. 31
13 Longview Lake CP1,2 Jackson Oct. 17–Nov. 8 30 G  
14 Longview Lake CP1,2 Jackson Nov. 28–Dec. 27 30 G  
  Lost Valley Fish Hatchery — Portion of Area Closed to Hunting6,7 (660-530-5500 by Oct. 1) Benton Nov. 7–8 8 B, I  
15 Lost Valley Fish Hatchery — Portion of Area Closed to Hunting3,8 Benton Nov. 14–24 6 G Nov. 8
16 Monkey Mountain1,2 Jackson Oct. 3–25 15 G  
17 Springfield Conservation Nature Center Properties3,4 Greene Dec. 12–14 5 G Dec. 5
Archery (38 hunts — longbow, recurve bow, compound bow, crossbow, or atlatl only)
Hunt No. Location County Date Number of Hunters Drawn Limit Mandatory Pre-Hunt Orientation
18 August A. Busch CA1 St. Charles Sept. 15–27 150 C  
19 August A. Busch CA1 St. Charles Oct. 5–23 150 C  
20 August A. Busch CA1 St. Charles Dec. 14–Jan. 15 300 F  
21 Bicentennial CA Newton Oct. 31–Nov. 13 35 C  
22 Burr Oak Woods CA3 Jackson Nov. 2–6 13 F Nov. 1
23 Burr Oak Woods CA3 Jackson Nov. 9–13 13 F Nov. 1
24 Bushwhacker Lake CA1,8 Vernon/Barton Sept. 15–Nov. 13 100 C  
25 Caney Mountain CA Ozark Dec. 5–13 100 B  
26 Columbia Bottom CA1 St. Louis Nov. 9–22 40 C  
27 Columbia Bottom CA1 St. Louis Dec. 15–31 40 C  
28 Creve Coeur County Park3,4 St. Louis Nov. 7–30 30 G Oct. 24
29 Forest 44 CA St. Louis Oct. 2–16 75 C  
30 Forest 44 CA St. Louis Dec. 1–31 100 C  
31 Greensfelder County Park3,4 St. Louis Nov. 7–30 30 G Oct. 24
32 James A. Reed WA1,8 Jackson Oct. 24–Nov. 6 50 C  
33 Jefferson Barracks County Park3,4 St. Louis Nov. 7–30 30 G Oct. 24
34 Klamberg (Roger) Woods CA3,4 St. Louis Nov. 9–13 5 G Nov. 7
35 Marais Temps Clair CA St. Charles Sept. 19–27 20 B  
36 Marais Temps Clair CA St. Charles Oct. 31–Nov. 8 20 B  
37 Otter Slough CA Stoddard Sept. 15–27 15 C  
38 Otter Slough CA Stoddard Oct. 3–18 15 C  
39 Otter Slough CA Stoddard Oct. 31–Nov. 13 15 C  
40 Otter Slough CA Stoddard Nov. 28–Dec. 13 15 C  
41 Otter Slough CA Stoddard Dec. 26–Jan. 15 15 C  
42 Peck Ranch CA8 Carter/Shannon Oct. 12–16 150 B  
43 Phantom Forest CA and Bittersweet Woods CA3,4 St. Louis Dec. 7–11 5 G Dec. 5
44 Powder Valley CNC3,4 St. Louis Nov. 7–9 8 G Nov. 6
45 Queeny Park3,4 St. Louis Nov. 7–12 and Nov. 16–30 30 G Oct. 24
46 Rockwoods Range St. Louis Nov. 1–30 75 C  
47 Rockwoods Range St. Louis Dec. 1–31 75 C  
48 Rockwoods Reservation3 St. Louis Nov. 2–6 12 D Oct. 24
49 Rockwoods Reservation3 St. Louis Nov. 9–13 12 D Oct. 24
50 Rockwoods Reservation3 St. Louis Nov. 30–Dec. 4 12 D Oct. 24
51 Runge CNC1,3,7 Cole Nov. 6–8 6 C Nov. 5
52 Weldon Spring CA St. Charles Sept. 15–27 150 C  
53 Weldon Spring CA St. Charles Oct. 5–23 150 C  
54 Weldon Spring CA St. Charles Dec. 14–Jan. 15 300 F  
55 Whetstone Creek CA3,9 Callaway Oct. 11–Nov. 8 75 C Oct. 10
Muzzleloader or Cap-and-Ball Firearms Only (12 hunts — in-lines and scopes are allowed)
Hunt No. Location County Date Number of Hunters Drawn Limit Mandatory Pre-Hunt Orientation
56 Babler SP3 St. Louis Dec. 12–13 75 J Dec. 11
57 Caney Mountain CA Ozark Oct. 17–18 200 C  
58 Davisdale CA   Howard  Dec. 11–13 35 E  
59 Forest 44 CA (Jay Henges Range Restricted Portion)3,10 St. Louis Oct. 19–20 5 B Sept. 28
60 Forest 44 CA St. Louis Nov. 9–10 30 C  
61 Forest 44 CA St. Louis Nov. 23–24 30 C  
62 James A. Reed WA3,8 Jackson Nov. 9–12 40 C Nov. 9
63 Mingo NWR3 Stoddard/Wayne Dec. 5–6 80 C Dec. 4
64 Peck Ranch CA8 Carter/Shannon Dec. 5–6 200 B  
65 Reform CA Callaway Dec. 3–6 50 H  
66 Watkins Woolen Mill SP3 Clay Dec. 12–13 75 H Dec. 11
67 Whetstone Creek CA3,9 Callaway Nov. 23–25 30 C Nov. 23
Historic Methods (6 hunts — muzzleloader, cap-and-ball, long/recurve/compound/crossbow, atlatl only; in-lines and scopes are allowed)
Hunt No. Location County Date Number of Hunters Drawn Limit Mandatory Pre-Hunt Orientation
68 August A. Busch CA11 St. Charles Nov. 14–16 100 E  
69 August A. Busch CA St. Charles Nov. 21–24 100 C  
70 Bushwhacker Lake CA8 Vernon/Barton Nov. 28–Dec. 6 40 B  
71 Bushwhacker Lake CA8 Vernon/Barton Dec. 26–Jan. 3 40 B  
72 Marais Temps Clair CA St. Charles Jan. 1–15 20 B  
73 Pelican Island Natural Area St. Louis Nov. 7–9 80 G  
Shotguns (3 hunts — with slugs only)
Hunt No. Location County Date Number of Hunters Drawn Limit Mandatory Pre-Hunt Orientation
74 Burr Oaks Woods CA3,12 Jackson Oct. 24–25 15 C Oct. 17
75 Columbia Bottom CA St. Louis Nov. 30–Dec. 6 20 B  
76 Marais Temps Clair CA St. Charles Oct. 10–18 20 B  
Firearms (16 hunts — centerfire, shotguns with slugs, air-powered guns only)
Hunt No. Location County Date Number of Hunters Drawn Limit Mandatory Pre-Hunt Orientation
77 August A. Busch Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center3,10 St. Charles Oct. 19–20 3 B Oct. 5
78 Bennett Springs SP3 Dallas/Laclede Dec. 8–9 60 H Dec. 7
  Charles A. Green CA3,6 (573-815-7901 ext. 2964 by Nov. 13) Boone  Dec. 5–6 5 A, I Dec. 5
79 Clarence Cannon NWR3,8 Pike Jan. 2–3 12 D Jan. 2
80 Deer Ridge CA Lewis Oct. 9–12 25 E  
81 Ha Ha Tonka SP Camden Dec. 12–13 60 H  
82 Knob Noster SP8 Johnson Dec. 12–13 100 J  
83 Pomme de Terre SP (Hermitage) Hickory Dec. 12–13 12 J  
84 Prairie Fork CA Callaway Dec. 11–13 8 E  
85 Robert E. Talbot CA Lawrence Dec. 11–13 40 E  
86 Shaw Nature Reserve3,12 Franklin Oct. 9–10 6 B Sept. 27
87 St. Joe SP St. Francois Dec. 12–13 100 J  
88 Truman SP Benton Dec. 12–13 50 H  
89 Weldon Spring CA11 St. Charles Nov. 14–16 100 A  
90 Weldon Spring CA St. Charles Nov. 21–24 100 B  
91 Whetstone Creek CA3 Callaway Oct. 8–9 50 E Oct. 8
Youth-Only Shotgun (1 hunt — with slugs only)
Youth must be at least 11 years old and hunter-education certified to hunt in a managed youth deer hunt.
Hunt No. Location County Date Number of Hunters Drawn Limit Mandatory Pre-Hunt Orientation
92 Columbia Bottom CA St. Louis Oct. 31–Nov. 1 15 B  
Youth-Only Firearms (11 hunts — centerfire, shotguns with slugs, air-powered guns only)
Youth must be at least 11 years old and hunter-education certified to hunt in a managed youth deer hunt.
Hunt No. Location County Date Number of Hunters Drawn Limit Mandatory Pre-Hunt Orientation
93 August A. Busch CA St. Charles Oct. 31–Nov. 1 60 B  
94 Bushwhacker Lake CA7 Vernon/Barton Nov. 21–22 10 B  
95 Davisdale CA3,7 Howard  Oct. 24–25 35 G Oct. 23 or 24
96 Mark Twain SP3,8 Monroe Dec. 12–13 60 H Dec. 11
97 Mingo NWR3 Stoddard/Wayne Nov. 7–8 40 B Oct. 17 or Nov. 6
98 Ozark National Scenic Riverways — Big Spring3 Carter  Oct. 17–18 10 E Oct. 16
99 Peck Ranch CA Carter/Shannon Oct. 3–4 65 B  
  Prairie Fork CA3,6,7 (573-815-7901 ext. 2964 by Oct. 13) Callaway Oct. 31–Nov. 1 8 B, I Oct. 31
100 Smithville Lake ML3,7 Clay/Clinton Dec. 12–13 30 C Dec. 11
101 Swan Lake NWR3,8,13 Chariton Nov. 6–8 15 B Nov. 6
102 Weldon Spring CA St. Charles Oct. 31–Nov. 1 60 B  

There are 18 hunts for people with disabilities. Apply for the Clarence Cannon, Swan Lake, and Bois D'Arc hunts using the online system. Apply for all other hunts by calling the hunt location during normal business hours from July 1–31.

Youth with Disabilities — Firearms (1 hunt — centerfire, shotguns with slugs, air-powered guns only)
Hunt No. Location County Date Number of Hunters Drawn Limit Mandatory Pre-Hunt Orientation
  Mingo NWR3 (573-222-3589) Stoddard Nov. 7–8 5 B Oct. 17 or Nov. 6
People with Disabilities — Firearms (10 hunts — centerfire, shotguns with slugs, air-powered guns only)
Hunt No. Location County Date Number of Hunters Drawn Limit Mandatory Pre-Hunt Orientation
  Camp Crowder Army National Guard3 (573-638-9584) Newton Oct. 21–22 7 C Oct. 21
103 Clarence Cannon NWR3,7 Pike Oct. 23–25 12 C Oct. 23
104 Clarence Cannon NWR3,8 Pike Jan. 2–3 3 D Jan. 2
  Coldwater CA — Wheelchair Hunters Only13 (573-223-4525) Wayne Nov. 14–24 5 I  
  Ozark National Scenic Riverways — Big Spring Exceptional Warrior Mobility-Impaired Hunt3 (573-323-4941) Carter Nov. 7–8 10 C Nov. 6
  Smithville Lake USACE7 (816-389-3947) Clay/Clinton Nov. 21–22 60 C  
  Stockton Lake ML7 (417-276-3113) Cedar/Dade Nov. 7–8 25 C  
105 Swan Lake NWR3,13 Chariton Oct. 16–18 10 B Oct. 16
  Truman Lake ML7 (660-438-7317) Benton/St. Clair Nov. 6–8 35 C  
  Wappapello Lake ML3 (573-222-8562) Wayne/Butler Oct. 17–18 25 B Oct. 16
People with Disabilities — Muzzleloading or Cap-and-Ball Firearms Only (2 hunts — in-lines and scopes are allowed)
Hunt No. Location County Date Number of Hunters Drawn Limit Mandatory Pre-Hunt Orientation
  Loess Bluffs NWR3,8,13 (660-442-3187) Holt Nov. 7–8 9 C Nov. 6
  Mingo NWR3,13 (573-222-3589) Stoddard Dec. 5–6 5 C Dec. 4
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 Date Number of Hunters Drawn Limit Mandatory Pre-Hunt Orientation
106 Bois D’Arc CA3 (417-521-7447) Greene Oct. 10–11 8 C Oct. 9
People with Disabilities — Muzzleloader, Shotgun, or Long/Recurve/Compound Bow, or Crossbow (2 hunts)
Hunt No. Location County Date Number of Hunters Drawn Limit Mandatory Pre-Hunt Orientation
  Clearwater Lake ML — Veterans with Service Related Disabilities and Mobility Impaired Hunt3 (573-223-7777) Wayne Nov. 7–8 6 B Nov. 6
  Mark Twain Lake (573-735-4097) Monroe/Ralls Nov. 21–22 35 I  
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 Date Number of Hunters Drawn Limit Mandatory Pre-Hunt Orientation
  Mark Twain SP Hero Hunt3,8 Monroe Nov. 7–8 15 J Nov. 6
  Mingo NWR Recovering Soldier Hunt3 Stoddard Nov. 3–4 4 C Nov. 2

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

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 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. Hunters are required to hunt from an elevated stand, except for Hunt No. 7, 8, and 11 where hunters may be exempt with a note from a physician.
  5. This hunt has limited access. Majority of hunting units are most easily accessed by boat.
  6. Only first-time deer hunters who have never Telechecked a deer are eligible.
  7. Antlered deer do not have to have at least one antler with at least four points.
  8. Antlered deer must have at least one antler with at least four points.
  9. Antlered deer must have at least one antler with at least four points and have a minimum inside spread of 14 inches.
  10. 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.
  11. The head from any deer harvested Nov. 14 – 15 must be taken to a CWD sampling station on the day of harvest (see Page 6).
  12. Only women 18 years of age and older who have never harvested a deer may apply. Hunters will be accompanied by a mentor during the hunt.
  13. 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 archery or firearms permits and abide by season limits. Deer taken at this hunt count toward your season limit.
  • J = 3 deer, but only 1 antlered; must take and check-in 2 antlerless deer before taking antlered deer

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