Turkey: Spring Managed Hunts

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Before you apply

  • You must be 11 years old or older by the date of the managed hunt in order to apply.
  • You must be between 11 and 15 to attend a youth managed hunt.
  • Some managed hunts require hunters to attend a mandatory pre-hunt orientation. If you cannot attend the orientation, do not apply.
  • You may apply for only one hunt. You may apply for that hunt individually or as a group of two or three hunters. Those applying for a youth-only hunt may apply individually or with one other youth.
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When to Apply

Apply during the entire month of February.

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Step 1: Designate one member of your group to go online. That person must have ready the following information:

  • The number of the preferred hunt.
  • The date, location, and method of the hunt
  • The nine-digit Conservation ID number of each hunter in the group. If you need an ID number, call (573) 522-0107 during regular business hours to have one assigned. Note: A Social Security number is not the same as a Conservation ID number. Your Conservation ID number is located on the front of your Permit Card or the back of your Conservation Heritage Card below the barcode.

Step 2: Go online to the Managed Hunt Application. If you correctly enter all the required information, you will receive a message confirming your application.

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From March 15 through May 10, check the Managed Hunts Draw Results. Be prepared to enter your nine-digit Conservation ID number (the same ID number you used when you applied). All successful applicants will receive by mail an area map and information regarding the hunt. We must have your correct address to send the information. If your address changes, call the Department during business hours at (573) 522-0107.

 

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  • If you cannot attend, another hunter cannot take your place. Only those hunters who applied and were drawn may attend.
  • Individuals not drawn for a managed spring turkey hunt may not accompany a hunter who was successfully drawn.
  • Bag Limit: 1 male turkey or turkey with visible beard. Note: A turkey taken at a managed hunt counts toward the two-bird season limit. For example, if you take a turkey during a managed hunt before April 24, you may not harvest another turkey during the first week of the regular season.
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Youth-only managed hunts are for youth ages 11–15. Apply online for these hunts. Unlike the regular hunt application, youth may apply only singly or with one other youth. Successful applicants will be notified by mail. Youth who apply for a youth-only hunt may not apply for any other regular, non-youth managed hunt.

All youth hunters must have an adult sponsor who will hunt with them. Department staff will attempt to find a mentor if the youth does not have one, but cannot guarantee a mentor for each youth hunter. The sponsor must attend the pre-hunt orientation if one is required. The sponsor must have hunter-education certification unless the sponsor was born before Jan. 1, 1967.

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Archery (1 hunts—longbow, recurve bow, compound bow, crossbow, or atlatl only)
Hunt No. Area Name County Start Date End Date Pre-Hunt Orientation Date/Time Quota Odds1 How to Apply
1 Caney Mountain CA2,3 Ozark Monday, April 18, 2022 Sunday, April 24, 2022   30 48% Online
Firearms (16 hunts—shotgun only)
Hunt No. Area Name County Start Date End Date Pre-Hunt Orientation Date/Time Quota Odds1 How to Apply
2 August A. Busch CA3 St. Charles Monday, April 18, 2022 Thursday, April 21, 2022   40 15% Online
3 August A. Busch CA3 St. Charles Saturday, April 23, 2022 Tuesday, April 26, 2022   40 15% Online
4 August A. Busch CA3 St. Charles Friday, April 29, 2022 Monday, May 2, 2022   40 22% Online
5 August A. Busch CA3 St. Charles Thursday, May 5, 2022 Sunday, May 8, 2022   40 52% Online
6 August A. Busch Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center5,6 St. Charles Monday, May 2, 2022 Tuesday, May 3, 2022 Mandatory pre-hunt orientation begins at 5p.m., April 12 2 40% Online
7 Caney Mountain CA2,3 Ozark Monday, April 25, 2022 Sunday, May 1, 2022   30 36% Online
8 Caney Mountain CA2,3 Ozark Monday, May 2, 2022 Sunday, May 8, 2022   30 42% Online
9 Coldwater CA( Managed Disabled Hunt Area)2,8 Wayne Monday, April 18, 2022 Sunday, May 8, 2022   5 N/A Phone
10 Forest 44 CA (Jay Henges Range Restricted Portion)5,6 St. Louis Monday, April 25, 2022 Tuesday, April 26, 2022 Mandatory pre-hunt orientation from 5:30-8 p.m., April 5th. 5 26% Online
11 Peck Ranch CA (Inside Refuge Fence)2 Carter/ Shannon Monday, April 18, 2022 Sunday, April 24, 2022   40 22% Online
12 Peck Ranch CA (Inside Refuge Fence)2 Carter/ Shannon Monday, April 25, 2022 Sunday, May 1, 2022   40 35% Online
13 Peck Ranch CA (Inside Refuge Fence)2 Carter/Shannon Monday, May 2, 2022 Sunday, May 8, 2022   40 50% Online
14 Weldon Spring CA St. Charles Monday, April 18, 2022 Thursday, April 21, 2022   40 19% Online
15 Weldon Spring CA St. Charles Saturday, April 23, 2022 Tuesday, April 26, 2022   40 23% Online
16 Weldon Spring CA St. Charles Friday, April 29, 2022 Monday, May 2, 2022   40 29% Online
17 Weldon Spring CA St. Charles Thursday, May 5, 2022 Sunday, May 8, 2022   40 35% Online
Youth-Only Firearms for Ages 11–15 (12 hunts—shotgun only)
Hunt No. Area Name County Start Date End Date Pre-Hunt Orientation Date/Time Quota Odds1 How to Apply
18 August A. Busch CA St. Charles Saturday, April 9, 2022 Sunday, April 10, 2022   15 50% Online
19 Caney Mountain CA2,3 Ozark Saturday, April 9, 2022 Sunday, April 10, 2022   10 100%9 Online
20 Charles W. Green CA5,10 Boone Saturday, April 9, 2022 Sunday, April 10, 2022 Mandatory pre-hunt orientation date will be determined closer to the hunt 6 N/A Phone
21 Corry Flatrocks CA Dade Saturday, April 9, 2022 Sunday, April 10, 2022   2 67% Online
22 Corry Flatrocks CA Dade Monday, April 18, 2022 Wednesday, April 27, 2022   3 100% Online
23 Corry Flatrocks CA Dade Thursday, April 28, 2022 Sunday, May 8, 2022   3 100%9 Online
24 Fellows Lake5 Springfield Saturday, April 9, 2022 Sunday, April 10, 2022 Mandatory pre-hunt orientation begins at 6:30 p.m., March 30 4 40% Online
25 Marais Temps Clair CA St. Charles Monday, April 18, 2022 Sunday, May 8, 2022   2 100%9 Online
26 Peck Ranch CA (Inside Refuge Fence)2 Carter/Shannon Saturday, April 9, 2022 Sunday, April 10, 2022   10 40% Online
27 Saint Stanislaus CA St. Louis Tuesday, April 9, 2022 Sunday, April 10, 2022   3 100%9 Online
28 Saint Stanislaus CA St. Louis Monday, April 18, 2022 Sunday, May 1, 2022   3 38% Online
29 Weldon Spring CA St. Charles Saturday, April 9, 2022 Sunday, April 10, 2022   15 68% Online

CA=Conservation Area

SP = state park

Footnotes

  1. Odds of being selected are based on last year’s drawings.
  2. Managed hunt occurs in a designated area; statewide regulations
  3. Hunters permanently needing to use a wheelchair may bypass the random drawing but do not displace others in the drawing. Send a request along with a statement from a licensed physician to: Managed Turkey Hunts, MO Dept of Conservation, PO Box 180, Jefferson City, MO 64102-0180. Requests must be received by Feb. 28.
  4. Only turkey hunters 11 and older who have never Telechecked a turkey are elegible. Hunters will be accompanied by a mentor during the hunt. To apply, contact Kevin Lohraff at 573-522-4115 ext. 3407 no later than 5 pm on March 1, 2022.
  5. Do not apply if you can’t attend the pre-hunt orientation.
  6. Only first-time turkey hunters 18 and older who have never Telechecked a turkey are eligible. Hunters will be accompanied by a mentor during the hunt.
  7. All hunters aged 11 and up who have never telechecked a turkey are eligible. Hunters will be accompanied by a mentor during the hunt.
  8. Hunters must permanently need to use a wheelchair to participate in this hunt.
  9. Because odds are for previous year, 100 percent odds do not guarantee you will be drawn
  10. Only first-time turkey hunters ages 11-15 at the time of the hunt who have never Telechecked a turkey may apply for this hunt.  To apply, contact Rhys McCracken at 573-815-7900 ext. 2866 no later than 5pm on March 1, 2022.