Hunting Events

Search for specific events and locations, or browse upcoming events.

Displaying 1 - 18 of 18

Find Hunter Education and Bowhunter Education classes near you.

Date: Wednesday, September 22, 2021 6:00 pm - Wednesday, September 22, 2021 8:00 pm
Location: Online only

Don't want to spend a lot of money but want to show off your deer harvest for years to come? Learn how to European mount your deer head. We will be covering how to make it shine as well as other tips, tricks, and techniques.

Registration period: August 14 - September 28
Date: Wednesday, September 29, 2021 6:00 pm - Saturday, October 2, 2021 2:00 pm
Location: MDC Central Regional Office
The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites new hunters to attend a free virtual squirrel hunting clinic and in-person mentored hunt in Boone County. The virtual program will be Wednesday September 29th from 6:00pm-7:00pm. An in-person mentored hunt will take place in Boone County on Saturday, October 2nd from 8:00am-2:00pm. More information about the virtual program will be provided to registered participants closer to the date of the program. Participants in the mentored hunt need to meet all hunter education requirements detailed at www.mdc.mo.gov/huntereducation. Participants are allowed to bring their own firearms or firearms and ammunition will be made available upon request at no cost.
Registration period: August 15 - September 30
Date: Thursday, September 30, 2021 4:00 pm - Thursday, September 30, 2021 5:00 pm
Location: Online only
Squirrel hunting is a great way to enjoy time in the woods in fall. You don’t need a lot of equipment to hunt squirrels, they are almost everywhere, and they are delicious! Join us in a discussion about hunting safety, regulations, guns, strategies, and recipes. Participants will receive a link to the program via e-mail the day before and the the day of the program. Registration Required. Ages 10 and up.
Registration period: September 16 - September 29
Date: Thursday, September 30, 2021 6:00 pm - Thursday, September 30, 2021 8:00 pm
Location: Online only

400 Missouri residents were drawn to participate in this year's inaugural black bear hunt which opens on October 18th. Those hunters were invited to attend special educational programs to learn about black bear hunting in Missouri. Now, we’re opening that educational opportunity to the public! This program covers a variety of topics on how to prepare for black bear hunting in Missouri.

A link to the virtual event will be emailed on the date of the event to everyone who registers.

Date: Sunday, October 3, 2021 4:00 pm - Sunday, October 3, 2021 6:30 pm
Location: Andy Dalton Shooting Range

Learn the basics of hunting the whitetail deer. We will cover scouting, setup, shooting and much more.

Date: Sunday, October 3, 2021 4:00 pm - Sunday, October 3, 2021 6:30 pm
Location: Online only

Learn the basics of hunting the whitetail deer. We will cover scouting, setup, shooting and much more.

Registration period: August 13 - October 4
Date: Wednesday, October 6, 2021 6:00 pm - Wednesday, October 6, 2021 8:00 pm
Location: Online only
White-tailed deer are one of the most challenging game animals to pursue. Pursuing them on public lands is exponentially more challenging. Attend this virtual program for some tips on how to locate and pattern public land deer to make your hunting efforts more enjoyable.
Date: Saturday, October 9, 2021 4:00 am - Saturday, October 9, 2021 7:30 pm
Location: Shaw Nature Reserve

Women’s Managed Deer Hunt, Shaw Nature Reserve

Hunting Date October 9

Hunt # 97

Apply for the hunt, July 1 – 31

Go to mdc.mo.gov/managed hunt to apply

Email Kurt Otterstein at kurt.otterstein@mdc.mo.gov if you have any questions.
Date: Wednesday, October 13, 2021 6:00 pm - Wednesday, October 13, 2021 7:30 pm
Location: August A Busch Shooting Range
This clinic will cover the basics of duck hunting for youth hunters who are curious about getting into duck hunting.
Date: Thursday, October 14, 2021 6:00 pm - Thursday, October 14, 2021 8:00 pm
Location: Parma Woods Shooting Range
New to bowhunting deer? Or just want to expand your knowledge? Archery deer hunting is a rich and rewarding experience that will get you out in the woods, open more hunting opportunities, teach you more about deer, and create lifelong memories. Join us in this program and learn about deer biology, habits, archery hunting equipment, hunting and archery strategies, and deer hunting regulations.
Registration period: October 1 - October 16
Date: Saturday, October 16, 2021 1:00 pm - Saturday, October 16, 2021 2:00 pm
Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center
Prepare for firearms deer hunting season by getting acquainted with the correct bullets and cartridges to ensure a safe hunting experience. This program will cover the basics of ammunition and help you understand the curious terms that go along with finding the correct bullets and cartridges for your firearm. Registration required. Ages 16+. Masks strongly encouraged.
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: Saturday, October 23, 2021 8:00 am
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.
Registration period: September 13 - October 12
Date: Sunday, October 24, 2021 4:30 am - Sunday, October 24, 2021 12:00 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 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: 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: 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.
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