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MDC reminds deer hunters that the deadline for applying for managed hunt opportunities is July 31. Currently there are still openings available for several managed hunts taking place in the St. Louis area.
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St. Louis area hunters have until July 31 to apply for local managed deer hunts

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St. Louis
Jul 26, 2019

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds deer hunters wishing to take advantage of managed hunts in the St. Louis area that the deadline for applying is July 31. Currently there are still openings available for the following managed hunts:

  • Hunt #53, Jay Henges Shooting Range in High Ridge, Oct. 21-22 (open only to hunters 18 and older who have never Telechecked a deer)
  • Hunt #69, August A. Busch Shooting Range in St. Charles, Oct. 28-29 (open only to hunters 18 and older who have never Telechecked a deer)
  • Hunt #78, Shaw Nature Reserve in Gray Summit, Oct. 5-6 (open only to women 18 and older who have never Telechecked a deer)

Hunters should note that each of the above-listed hunts also requires attending a pre-hunt orientation.

Limits, methods, and other requirements vary between hunts. For more information, including a link to a list of all managed hunts for the 2019 season, go to https://tinyurl.com/yddxkjhy. Apply online at https://tinyurl.com/y5q7ecz7.

Hunters will be selected by a weighted random drawing and the results published online Aug. 15. Check results at https://tinyurl.com/yxqp9ou7.

Missouri offers over 100 managed deer hunts for archery, crossbow, muzzleloading, and modern firearms from mid-September through mid-January, including hunts for youth only and for people with disabilities. The Managed Deer Hunt application period is July 1 through July 31.

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