Hunting

Managed Hunts in Jackson County Parks

Jackson County Parks + Rec, in cooperation with the Missouri Department of Conservation, has conducted Managed Hunts in selected parks since 1994.  The purpose of the program is to maintain deer populations at manageable numbers to prevent overpopulation, reduce the risk of disease infestation and help reduce deer/vehicle accidents.  Twenty-two hunts will be conducted in seven Jackson County parks in 2024.

VIEW MANAGED HUNT DATES(XLSX, 18KB)
Archery & Crossbow Methods Only. 
Muzzleloader hunting is no longer allowed in any County Park. 

Participate

To apply to participate in a Managed Hunt go to www.mdc.mo.gov and fill out the online application between July 1 and July 31, 2024. All applications must be made through the Missouri Department of Conservation.  Jackson County is not involved in the application or selection process.  To see a map of the hunt area, click on the hunt name.

For more information on all statewide Managed Deer Hunts go to the M.D.C. website or see the “2024 Fall Deer & Turkey Hunting Regulations and Information” brochure available where hunting permits are sold.

Permit Fee

A $10.00 permit fee will be collected from each hunt participant by Jackson County Parks + Rec. 

  • Payment Options:

          1) Pay in advance after verification has been received in August - Pay by card over the phone at 816-503-4805 or in person at 22807 SW Woods Chapel Road, where cash or credit is accepted. 
          2) Pay by cash or check (payable to Jackson County Parks + Rec) only at the August 24th Orientation -  See location and times below.

One payment may be made for multiple hunters by including the name of the hunt and name of each participant covered by the payment.

Mandatory Orientation 
Saturday, August 24, 2024
Burr Oak Woods Nature Center
1401 NW Park Road
Blue Springs, MO 64015 

Review the managed hunt dates for your orientation time!  

Regulations

Statewide hunting regulations apply. It is the participants’ responsibility to know and obey hunt boundaries and rules.  Participation in a managed hunt on Jackson County property does not give you the right to trespass on private property or park illegally. Use of ATVs and UTVs on park property is prohibited.

Parking tags are mandatory and must be visible at all times. Violaters will be issued a citation or vehicle will be towed.

New for 2024: Turkeys are NOT allowed to be harvested during the Managed Hunts portions on all Jackson County Parks grounds. All other regulations and rules will be discussed the day of orientation.

For Information

For questions regarding Jackson County's Managed Deer Hunt, contact Derek Reasons at 816-365-2980 or dsreasons@jacksongov.org.

For  information on all statewide Managed Deer Hunts go to the M.D.C. website or see the “2024 Fall Deer and Turkey Hunting Regulations and Information” brochure available where hunting permits are sold.