Apply for Mo. Dept. of Conservation managed deer hunts through July 31

If you're a deer hunter and want to take part in one of Missouri's managed hunts, the deadline to apply is quickly approaching
Published: Jun. 28, 2023 at 3:01 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 31, 2023 at 3:37 AM CDT
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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KFVS) - Deer hunters have until July 31 to apply online for a shot at more than 100 managed deer hunts throughout the state.

The application process started on July 1.

The managed hunts are from mid-September through mid-January at conservation areas, state and other parks, national wildlife refuges and other public areas.

This includes the managed deer hunt in Cape Girardeau.

The hunts include archery, muzzleloading and modern firearms.

According to the Missouri Department of Conservation, some managed hunts are held specifically for youth or for people with disabilities.

Hunters are selected by a weighted random drawing.

Draw results will be available August 15 through January 15. Applicants who are drawn will receive area maps and other hunt information by mail.

Get more information on managed deer hunts, preview hunt details and apply starting July 1 at