Kansas City Parks Archery Managed Deer Hunts

For the purpose of managing urban deer populations on park property, Missouri Department of Conservation, in partnership with Kansas City, Missouri Parks and Recreation, will be offering a managed archery deer hunt at the following locations:

  • Mark McHenry Park: November 1, 2021 – January 15, 2022 (787 acres located in Platte County NW Kansas City at NW 88th Street and North Hampton Road just north of 152 HWY).
  • River Front Park:October 18, 2021 – January 15, 2022 (500 acres located along the Missouri River in central Kansas City located at River Front Road and N. Monroe Ave running east toward I-435).
  • Hodge Park: (Women Only) November 1, 2021 – January 15, 2022 (200 acres located at I-435 & 152 HWY).
  • Swope Park: November 1, 2021 – January 15, 2022 (758 acres located at Oakwood Rd from Oldham Rd, South of E. Gregory Blvd).
  • Pleasant Valley Park: November 1, 2021 – January 15, 2022 (40 acres at 6401 NE Pleasant Valley Rd)
  • Jerry Smith Park:November 1, 2021 – January 15, 2022 (700 acres along Holmes Road)

Hunter Criteria:

Hunters are encouraged to harvest mature antlerless deer.

Please note: Deer taken during this hunt will count toward regular/normal season bag limit.

Application Period/Deadline

August 15 - September 15, 2021
Hunter Notification: Late September - only successfully drawn hunters will be notified by telephone.

Applications will be available August 15.