Managed Deer Hunts List 2023-2024

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Archery without Atlatl (31 hunts – longbow, recurve bow, compound bow, or crossbow only)
Hunt No.LocationCountyDateNumber of Hunters DrawnLimitMandatory Pre-hunt Orientation
1Blue and Gray CP1JacksonSept. 15 Nov. 1530GAug. 24
2Blue and Gray CP1JacksonNov. 25 Jan. 1530GAug. 24
3Blue River Parkway Zone 11JacksonSept. 15 Nov. 320GAug. 24
4Blue River Parkway Zone 11JacksonNov. 11 Jan. 1520GAug. 24
5Blue River Parkway Zone 21JacksonSept. 15 Nov. 325GAug. 24
6Blue River Parkway Zone 21JacksonNov. 11 Jan. 1525GAug. 24
7Blue River Parkway Zone 31JacksonSept. 15 Nov.320GAug. 24
8Blue River Parkway Zone 31JacksonNov. 11 Jan. 1520GAug. 24
9Blue River Parkway Zone 41JacksonSept. 15 Nov.315GAug. 24
10Blue River Parkway Zone 41JacksonNov. 11 Jan. 1515GAug. 24
11Blue Springs Lake1JacksonNov. 3 Dec. 130GAug. 24
12Blue Springs Lake1JacksonDec. 10 Jan. 1530GAug. 24
13Cape Girardeau City 2,5,6 (Includes Juden Creek and Cape Woods CAs)Cape GirardeauOct. 19-2516GOct. 12
14Cape Girardeau City 2,5,6 (Includes Juden Creek and Cape Woods CAs)Cape GirardeauNov. 2816GOct. 12
15Cape Girardeau City 2,5,6 (Includes Juden Creek and Cape Woods CAs)Cape GirardeauNov. 16-2216GOct. 12
16Cape Girardeau City 2,5,6 (Includes Juden Creek and Cape Woods CAs)Cape GirardeauNov. 30 Dec. 616GOct. 12
17Cape Girardeau City 2,5,6 (Includes Juden Creek and Cape Woods CAs)Cape GirardeauDec. 14-2016GOct. 12
18Fellows Lake2GreeneSept. 21 Nov. 325GSept. 13
19Fellows Lake2GreeneNov. 16 Dec. 2225GNov. 8
20Lake Jacomo - East1JacksonOct. 21 Nov. 2530GAug. 24
21Lake Jacomo - East1JacksonDec. 2 Jan. 1530GAug. 24
22Lake Jacomo - West1JacksonNov. 3 Dec. 120GAug. 24
23Lake Jacomo - West1JacksonDec. 10 Jan. 1520GAug. 24
24Lake Springfield 2 (This hunt has limited access. Most units are accessed by boat.)GreeneOct. 19 Dec. 815GOct. 11
25Landahl Park 1JacksonSept. 15 Nov. 320GAug. 24
26Landahl Park 1JacksonNov. 11 Jan. 1520GAug. 24
27Longview Lake CP1JacksonOct. 26 Dec. 140GAug. 24
28Longview Lake CP1JacksonDec. 10 Jan. 1540GAug. 24
29Monkey Mountain1JacksonNov. 25 Jan. 1525GAug. 24
30Monkey Mountain - Women Only 1,5JacksonSept. 15 Nov. 1525GAug. 24
31Springfield CNC Properties 2,6GreeneDec. 14-165FDec. 7
Archery (44 hunts longbow, recurve bow, compound bow, crossbow, or atlatl only)
Hunt No.LocationCountyDateNumber of Hunters DrawnLimitMandatory Pre-hunt Orientation
32August A. Busch CASt. CharlesSept. 15-29150C 
33August A. Busch CASt. CharlesOct. 5-18150C 
34August A. Busch CASt. CharlesDec. 15 Jan. 15300F 
35Bicentennial CANewtonNov. 2-1530C 
36Burr Oak Woods CAJacksonNov. 1-3025F 
37Burr Oak Woods CAJacksonDec. 9 Jan. 525F 
38Caney Mountain CAOzarkDec. 7-15100C 
39Columbia Bottom CASt. LouisNov. 4-1740C 
40Columbia Bottom CASt. LouisDec. 15-3140C 
41Creve Coeur CP2St. LouisOct. 21 Nov. 1530GOct. 12
42Fabick Nature Preserve2St. LouisOct. 10-1715GOct. 2
43Fabick Nature Preserve2St. LouisNov. 7-1415GOct. 2
44Fabick Nature Preserve2St. LouisDec. 12-1915GOct. 2
45Forest 44 CASt. LouisOct. 1-1575C 
46Forest 44 CASt. LouisDec. 1-31100C 
47Greensfelder CP2St. LouisOct. 21 Nov. 1545GOct. 12
48James A. Reed WA4JacksonSept. 15 Oct. 1150F 
49James A. Reed WA4JacksonOct. 14 Nov. 850F 
50James A. Reed WA4JacksonNov. 18 Jan 350F 
51Jefferson Barracks CP2St. LouisOct. 21 Nov. 1520GOct. 12
52Klamberg (Roger) Woods CA2St. LouisNov. 485GNov. 2
53Lost Valley Fish Hatchery - Portion of Area Closed to HuntingBentonNov. 16-266FNov. 10
54Marais Temps Clair CASt. CharlesSept. 15-2120B 
55Marais Temps Clair CASt. CharlesOct. 26 Nov. 320B 
56McDonnell CP2St. LouisOct. 21 Nov. 155GOct. 12
57Otter Slough CAStoddardSept. 15 Oct. 615C 
58Otter Slough CAStoddardOct. 12-2715C 
59Otter Slough CAStoddardNov. 2-1515C 
60Otter Slough CAStoddardNov. 30 Dec. 1515C 
61Otter Slough CAStoddardDec. 21 Jan. 1515C 
62Peck Ranch CA4Carter/ShannonNov. 6-10150B 
63Phantom Forest CA and Bittersweet Woods CA2St. LouisDec. 265GNov. 30
64Powder Valley CNC2St. LouisNov. 2-48GNov. 1
65Queeny Park2St. LouisOct. 21 Nov. 1530GOct. 12
66Rockwoods RangeSt. LouisNov. 1-3075C 
67Rockwoods RangeSt. LouisDec. 1-3175C 
68Rockwoods ReservationSt. LouisOct. 14-3112C 
69Rockwoods ReservationSt. LouisNov. 4-1712C 
70Rockwoods ReservationSt. LouisDec. 1-1512C 
71Runge CNCColeNov. 8-105CNov. 7
72Weldon Spring CASt. CharlesSept. 15-29150C 
73Weldon Spring CASt. CharlesOct. 5-18150C 
74Weldon Spring CASt. CharlesDec. 15 Jan. 15300F 
75Whetstone Creek CA (Antlered deer must have minimum inside spread of 14 inches.)CallawayOct. 25 Nov. 1475GOct. 20
Muzzleloader or Cap-and-Ball Firearms Only (17 hunts in-lines and scopes are allowed)
Hunt No.LocationCountyDateNumber of Hunters DrawnLimitMandatory Pre-hunt Orientation
76August A. Busch CASt. CharlesNov. 16-19100G 
77August A. Busch CASt. CharlesNov. 23-26100C 
78Babler SPSt. LouisNov. 1-360GOct. 25
79Caney Mountain CAOzarkOct. 19-20200C 
80Castlewood SPSt. LouisDec. 7-830JDec. 3
81Forest 44 CASt. LouisNov. 4-530C 
82Forest 44 CASt. LouisNov. 18-1930C 
83Ha Ha Tonka SPCamdenNov. 2-350JNov. 1
84James A. Reed WA4JacksonNov. 11-1440F 
85Lake of the Ozarks SP3Camden/MillerDec. 7-820DDec. 6
86Marais Temps Clair CASt. CharlesJan. 1-1520B 
87Mingo NWRStoddard/WayneDec. 7-880C 
88Peck Ranch CA4Carter/ShannonDec. 7-8200B 
89Pelican Island NA (Hunt area typically accessible only by boat.)St. LouisNov. 9-1180G 
90Robertsville SPFranklinNov. 9-1035JOct. 30
91Stockton SPCedarNov. 2-360G 
92Watkins Mill SPClayNov. 2-380J 
Shotguns (2 hunts with slugs only)
Hunt No.LocationCountyDateNumber of Hunters DrawnLimitMandatory Pre-hunt Orientation
93Columbia Bottom CASt. LouisNov. 30 Dec. 720B 
94Marais Temps Clair CASt. CharlesOct. 5 Nov. 1320B 
Firearms (17 hunts centerfire, shotguns with slugs, air-powered guns only)
Hunt No.LocationCountyDateNumber of Hunters DrawnLimitMandatory Pre-hunt Orientation
95Bennett Spring SPDallas/LacledeNov. 2350JNov. 1
96Crowder SPGrundyDec. 7-860J 
97Cuivre River SP3LincolnNov. 2-3100G 
98Davisdale CAHowardDec. 13-1530E 
99Harry S Truman SP3BentonDec. 7-830J 
100Knob Noster SP3JohnsonDec. 7-8100J 
101Long Branch SPMaconNov. 9-1025J 
102Montauk SPDentNov. 2-345J 
103Pershing SPLinnDec. 7-860J 
104Pomme de Terre SP (Pittsburg)HickoryNov. 9-1010J 
105St. Joe SPSt. FrancoisNov. 9-1030J 
106Thousand Hills SPAdairDec. 7-825J 
107Weldon Spring CASt. CharlesNov. 16-19100A 
108Weldon Spring CASt. CharlesNov. 23-26100C 
109Whetstone Creek CACallawayOct. 18-2065E 
110Whetstone Creek CA (Antlered deer must have minimum inside spread of 14 inches.)CallawayNov. 21-2550DNov. 21
111Whetstone Creek CACallawayDec. 6-865E 
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Only first-time deer hunters who have never Telechecked a deer are eligible to apply.Archery (1 hunt longbow, recurve bow, compound bow, crossbow, or atlatl only)
Hunt No.LocationCountyDateNumber of Hunters DrawnLimitMandatory Pre-hunt Orientation
 Lost Valley Fish Hatchery - Portion of Area Closed to Hunting (660-530-5500 by Oct. 1)BentonNov. 9-108I 
Firearms (5 hunts centerfire, shotguns with slugs, air-powered guns only)
Hunt No.LocationCountyDateNumber of Hunters DrawnLimitMandatory Pre-hunt Orientation
112August A. Busch Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center5 (Hunters will be accompanied by an MDC-approved mentor during hunt.)St. CharlesOct. 21-225BOct. 7
113August A. Busch Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center5 (Hunters will be accompanied by an MDC-approved mentor during hunt.)St. CharlesNov. 25-265BOct. 7
 Charles A. Green CA and Three Creeks CA - Waters-Russell Unit (573-522-4115, ext. 3420 by Nov. 22. Hunters will be accompanied by an MDC-approved mentor during hunt.)BooneDec. 7-85A,IDec. 7
 Prairie Fork CA (573-815-7901, ext. 2886 by Nov. 25)CallawayDec. 9-106A,IDec. 8
 Prairie Fork CA - Women Only5 (573-522-4115, ext. 3420 by Sept. 20)CallawayOct. 12-135A,IOct. 12
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Note: Youth must be at least 11 years old to hunt in a managed youth deer hunt.

Youth-Only Firearms (3 hunts - centerfire, shotguns with slugs, air-powered guns only)
Hunt No.LocationCountyDateNumber of Hunters DrawnLimitMandatory Pre-hunt Orientation
 Charles A. Green CA and Three Creeks CA - Waters-Russell Unit (573-815-7901, ext. 2886 by Oct. 14. Hunters will be accompanied by an MDC-approved mentor during hunt.)BooneNov. 2-36B,INov. 2
 Prairie Fork CA (573-815-7901, ext. 2866 by Oct. 16)CallawayNov. 2-36B,INov. 2
114Smithville Lake MLClay/ClintonDec. 7-810CDec. 7
Shotguns (3 hunts - with slugs only)
Hunt No.LocationCountyDateNumber of Hunters DrawnLimitMandatory Pre-hunt Orientation
115Burr Oak Woods CA5 (Hunters will be accompanied by an MDC-approved mentor during hunt.)JacksonOct. 19-2012COct. 12
116Forest 44 CA - Jay Henges Range Restricted Portion5 (Hunters will be accompanied by an MDC-approved mentor during hunt.)St. LouisOct. 14-15 and Oct. 21-225BSept. 9
117Shaw Nature Reserve - Women Only5 (Hunters must provide their own mentor and be accompanied by mentor during hunt.)FranklinOct. 19-276BSept. 22
YOUTH-ONLY DEER HUNTS Youth must be at least 11 years old to hunt in a managed youth deer hunt.Youth-Only Shotgun (2 hunts - with slugs only)
Hunt No.LocationCountyDateNumber of Hunters DrawnLimitMandatory Pre-hunt Orientation
118Columbia Bottom CASt. LouisNov. 2-315B 
119Lost Valley Fish Hatchery - Portion of Area Closed to Hunting (Hunters will be accompanied by an MDC-approved mentor during hunt.)BentonNov. 30 Dec. 15BNov. 29
Youth-Only Firearms (9 hunts - centerfire, shotguns with slugs, air-powered guns only)
Hunt No.LocationCountyDateNumber of Hunters DrawnLimitMandatory Pre-hunt Orientation
120August A. Busch CASt. CharlesNov. 2-360C 
121Clarence Cannon NWRPikeOct. 5-66BOct. 5
122Davisdale CAHowardOct. 26-2735GOct. 25 or 26
123Mingo NWRStoddard/WayneNov. 9-1040B 
124Ozark National Scenic Riverways - Big Spring Area (Hunters must provide their own mentor and be accompanied by mentor during hunt.)CarterOct. 5-610EOct. 4
125Peck Ranch CACarter/ShannonOct. 12-1365B 
126Smithville Lake MLClay/ClintonDec. 7-825CDec. 7
127Swan Lake NWRCharitonDec. 6-815BDec. 6
128Weldon Spring CASt. CharlesNov. 2-360C 
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There are 15 hunts for people with disabilities. Apply for the 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 DisabilitiesFirearms (1 hunt - centerfire, shotguns with slugs, air-powered guns only)
Hunt No.LocationCountyDateNumber of Hunters DrawnLimitMandatory Pre-hunt Orientation
 Mingo NWR (573-222-3589)StoddardNov. 9-105B 
People with DisabilitiesFirearms (10 hunts - centerfire, shotguns with slugs, air-powered guns only)
Hunt No.LocationCountyDateNumber of Hunters DrawnLimitMandatory Pre-hunt Orientation
 Camp Crowder Training Site - MO Army National Guard Disabled Veterans Hunt (573-638-9517)NewtonOct. 15-177COct. 15
 Clarence Cannon NWR3 (573-847-2333)PikeOct. 18-209COct. 18
 Clearwater Lake ML - Veterans with Service-Related Disabilities and Mobility Impaired Hunt (573-223-7777)WayneNov. 9-106BNov. 8
 Coldwater CA - Hunters in Wheelchairs Only (573-663-7130)WayneNov. 16-265I 
 Ozark National Scenic Riverways - Big Spring Area Exceptional Warrior Mobility Impaired Hunt (573-323-4929)CarterOct. 19-2010COct. 18
 Smithville Lake USACE (816-389-3947)Clay/ClintonNov. 23-2460C 
 Stockton Lake ML (417-276-3113)Cedar/DadeNov. 9-1025CNov. 9
129Swan Lake NWRCharitonNov. 1-310BNov. 1
 Truman Dam and Reservoir ML3 (660-438-7317)Benton/Henry/St. ClairNov. 8-1025CNov. 8
 Wappapello Lake ML (573-222-8562)Butler/WayneOct. 19-2025BOct. 18
People with DisabilitiesMuzzleloader or Cap-and-Ball Firearms Only (3 hunts - in-lines and scopes are allowed)
Hunt No.LocationCountyDateNumber of Hunters DrawnLimitMandatory Pre-hunt Orientation
130Bois D'Arc CAGreeneOct. 12-138COct. 11
 Loess Bluffs NWR (660-442-3187 to apply and inquire about ADA requirements.)HoltNov. 2-39CNov. 1
 Mingo NWR (573-222-3589)StoddardDec. 7-85C 
People with DisabilitiesMuzzleloader, Shotgun, or Long/Recurve/Compound Bow, or Crossbow (1 hunt)
Hunt No.LocationCountyDateNumber of Hunters DrawnLimitMandatory Pre-hunt Orientation
 Mark Twain Lake - Hunters must be hunter-education certified. (573-735-4097)Monroe/RallsNov. 23-2435I 
MILITARY PERSONNEL/VETERANSFirearms (2 hunts - centerfire, shotguns with slugs, air-powered guns only) Hunters apply through the Missouri Veterans Commission at their local Veterans Service Office.
Hunt No.LocationCountyDateNumber of Hunters DrawnLimitMandatory Pre-hunt Orientation
 Crowder SP Veterans HuntGrundyNov. 9-1015JNov. 8
 Mark Twain SP Hero HuntMonroeNov. 9-1020GNov. 8
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2024 Footnotes

  1. Participants must pay a $10 administrative fee to Jackson County. If chosen for this hunt, please call 816-503-4800 for fee deadlines.
  2. Hunters are required to hunt from an elevated stand, except for Hunt Nos. 18, 19, and 24 where hunters may be exempt with a note from a physician.
  3. Antlered deer do not have to have at least one antler with at least four points.
  4. Antlered deer must have at least one antler with at least four points.
  5. Hunters must be 18 years of age or older to participate.
  6. Hunters must complete an approved hunter or bowhunter education course to participate.

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