Monday 15th July 2024

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) says women may apply to participate in a managed deer hunt that is scheduled to be held October 24-25 at the Burr Oak Woods Conservation Area in Blue Springs.
A news release says applications for this hunt- open to women 18 and older who have never harvested a white-tailed deer- will be accepted through July 31.
Hunters will be only allowed to use shotguns and shells with slugs designed for short-range deer hunting. A shotgun can be provided for a hunter upon request. Each hunter will have a mentor assisting them during the hunt. Hunters may harvest two deer, but only one can be an antlered deer. The managed hunt does not prevent women from harvesting deer during the regular archery and firearm deer seasons.
Hunters must attend a full-day mandatory orientation session beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, October 17, at MDC’s Lake City Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center. Hunters will review firearm safety and ethical hunting practices. They also will have an opportunity to shoot at the range. Afterwards, they will meet at Burr Oak Woods and attend a Deer Hunting 101 class, and they will have an opportunity to scout the zone in which they will hunt. The day will conclude with the skills portion of Hunter’s Education Certification, if the hunter has not yet completed this requirement.
To apply for the women-only managed hunt at Burr Oak Woods, or any of MDC’s managed hunts statewide, visit