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Registration period: September 13 - October 12
Date: Saturday, October 23, 2021 5:00 am - Saturday, October 23, 2021 7:30 pm
Location: August A Busch Shooting Range
This program and hunt is for youth, new to duck hunting, that is interested in learning the skills needed to successfully hunt ducks. We will begin with a mandatory class on Wednesday, October 13 from 6-7 p.m. to discuss safety, firearms, clothing, hunting techniques, and details of the hunt. All participants for the hunt must attend the mandatory clinic and be Hunter Education Certified to participate in the hunt on October 23.
Date: Saturday, October 23, 2021 5:00 am - Sunday, October 24, 2021 6:00 pm
Location: Shaw Nature Reserve

First Time Deer Hunters, Firearm

October 23 & 24

Hunt # 98

1 deer of either sex

Hunter must attend pre-hunt orientation, those who do not attend, are disqualified.

Only first-time deer hunters, 18 years of age or older, who have never harvested a deer are eligible.

Hunters who require an assistant must provide one.

Mandatory Pre-Hunt Orientation – Tuesday, September 21, 6pm – 8pm, Jay Henges Shooting Range, Education Center

Contact Kurt Otterstein at kurt.otterstein@mdc.mo.gov for questions

Registration period: September 13 - October 12
Date: Sunday, October 24, 2021 5:00 am - Sunday, October 24, 2021 7:30 pm
Location: August A Busch Shooting Range
This program and hunt is for youth, new to duck hunting, that are interested in learning the skills needed to successfully hunt ducks. We will begin with a mandatory class on Wednesday, October 13 from 6-7 p.m. to discuss safety, firearms, clothing, hunting techniques, and details of the hunt. All participants for the hunt must attend the mandatory clinic and be Hunter Education Certified to participate in the hunt on October 24.
Registration period: August 16 - October 16
Date: Friday, October 29, 2021 3:30 pm - Sunday, October 31, 2021 3:30 pm
Location: Rest Inn Him Lodge and Retreat Center

This event is a partnership between The Missouri Department of

Conservation (MDC), The Outdoor Dream Foundation (ODF), Missouri

Disabled Sportsmen (MDS), Dead end Game Calls, and Rest Inn Him Lodge. Applicants will be sent

formal application paperwork following their registration on MDC’s site.

Outdoor Dream will review applications, and provided any necessary

hunting gear for successful applicants. Rest Inn Him will provide lodging and

activities for participants during the weekend. Missouri Disabled Sportsmen

will provide funding for meals. MDC will supply track chairs, equipment &

supplies, as well as necessary staff. Participants will attend a deer hunting

clinic, be taken on a Mentored deer hunt in some of Missouri’s best deer

country, and have some time for fishing and other activities around deer

camp. Those applicants 16 years of age or older will hunt using archery methods

Registration period: October 15 - October 29
Date: Saturday, October 30, 2021 3:30 pm - Saturday, October 30, 2021 4:15 pm
Location: Online only

Join us for this informative Virtual program to learn the basics of hunting whitetail deer. We will cover scouting, setup, taking the shot and much more.

Please make sure that your MDC account includes an accurate email address, so that you can receive a link to the virtual program.

Registration period: October 7 - November 3
Date: Wednesday, November 3, 2021 2:30 pm - Wednesday, November 3, 2021 3:30 pm
Location: Online only
Join us as we highlight a few of the Conservation Areas in SW MO. We will discuss where they are located, game to hunt, restrictions, and other information needed for a successful outing.
Registration period: July 1 - August 1
Date: Saturday, November 6, 2021 5:00 am - Sunday, November 7, 2021 1:00 pm
Location: Lost Valley Hatchery
This hunt is designed for hunters who have archery hunted for deer in the past, but have been unsuccessful. To be eligible for this hunt you must not have previously filled an Archery Deer Permit .Beginning hunters are also welcome to apply. We can work with you help you gain the knowledge and experience you need. For more information contact Mark Miller. Email- mark.miller@mdc.mo.gov Phone 660-530-5500 This is the hunt listed on the MDC Managed Hunts page.
Registration period: October 13 - November 17
Date: Thursday, November 18, 2021 5:30 pm - Thursday, November 18, 2021 8:30 pm
Location: MDC Northeast Regional Office
This classroom course is to help new and novice hunters learn the methods, as well as some tips and tricks to improve success. Guns, Decoys, Blinds, Boats, and many other equipment options will be discussed. Identifying waterfowl, as well as when and where to go will also be covered. For questions contact rob at (660)785-2420 or rob.garver@mdc.mo.gov
Date: Saturday, November 20, 2021 8:30 am - Saturday, November 20, 2021 10:00 am
Location: Online only

Ever wonder what people mean when they say their deer scored 170? Have you wanted to know if harvest was a trophy setting animal? Join us for this class to learn how they score your harvest and what it takes to become a recorded setting animal. This class does not qualify you to become a scorer yourself. An official scorer must score your animal to be eligible for any record setting.

Registration period: November 1 - November 20
Date: Saturday, November 20, 2021 1:00 pm - Saturday, November 20, 2021 3:00 pm
Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center
Crossbows are an easy to use and fun form of archery. Join us as we learn the basics of how to safely operate and shoot a crossbow. Meet at the Runge outdoor pavilion before heading to the outdoor range. Dress for the weather in closed-toed shoes. Registration required. Ages 12 and up.
Registration period: September 15 - November 19
Date: Friday, November 26, 2021 3:30 pm - Sunday, November 28, 2021 1:00 pm
Location: Indian Creek Recreation Area (Mark Twain Lake)
This is a youth deer hunt for those 6-15 that have never harvested a deer. Participants will meet their mentors on the 26th at the shooting range below Mark Twain Lake Dam. They will sight in their rifles and show they can safely operate their firearm. Firearms are available for those who need them. Saturday morning mentors and participants will hunt from blinds on the Indian Creek peninsula. Lodging and food will be the responsibility of the participants. Parents/guardians may sit with the child and mentor.
Registration period: October 6 - November 12
Date: Saturday, November 27, 2021 8:30 am - Friday, December 3, 2021 12:00 pm
Location: Duck Creek Conservation Area

This ladies wing shooting program and duck hunt is designed for those who are new to/or are beginning duck hunters. This is a 2-day commitment.

On Saturday November 27th, you will meet at the Duck Creek Conservation Area Headquarters (Brown Building) where we will cover safety, appropriate firearms and ammunition, distance estimation, along with a duck wing ID, and practice wing shooting. Dress appropriately as we will be outside for most of the event. Please bring a 20 gauge or 12 gauge shotgun, along with steel shot to match your shotgun. If you do not have access to a shotgun, please let me know.

Early morning on Friday December 3rd, you will meet with your duck hunting guide at the Southeast Missouri location that your guide will designate. You will duck hunt the morning of Friday December 3rd. (Many locations will need waders and your guide will let you know prior to the Friday December 3rd if you will need them. If you do not have access to waders, please let me know)

Ladies need to have completed the Hunter Education course prior the first day of the event.

A confirmation email and list of “what to bring the day of the hunt” will be sent closer to the event. If you have any questions, please contact Sara Bradshaw: sara.bradshaw@mdc.mo.gov

Date: Saturday, December 4, 2021 5:00 am - Sunday, December 5, 2021 6:00 pm
Location: Shaw Nature Reserve

First Time Archery Deer Hunters

December 4 & 5 and December 11 & 12

Hunt # 22

1 deer of either sex

Hunter must attend pre-hunt orientation, those who do not attend, are disqualified.

Only first-time deer hunters, 18 years of age or older, who have never harvested a deer by archery method are eligible.

Hunters who require an assistant must provide one.

Mandatory Pre-Hunt Orientation – Tuesday, September 21, 6pm – 8pm, Jay Henges Shooting Range, Education Center

Contact Kurt Otterstein at kurt.otterstein@mdc.mo.gov for questions