Hunting will
be limited to Nov. 1 – Dec. 5 in a few natural areas on the fringe of city
limits which will be clearly marked.
Do not enter hunting areas during this period.

The
City of Cape Girardeau’s managed deer hunt is one of over 100 similar
programs statewide. Managed deer hunts support healthy wildlife by
preventing/reducing overpopulation, starvation, and reducing the spread of
diseases. Population control reduces the chances for deer-vehicle
collisions, but does not eliminate all deer.

Managed Deer Hunt – Fall 2021

  • Only archery devices will be allowed. NO FIREARMS may be used.
  • Hunters must be over the age of 18 and completed the proper hunter education course.
  • Hunting limited to only individuals who obtain one of 40 available deer tags from the state of Missouri lottery system, and attend a Cape-specific safety meeting.
  • Hunting will
    be limited to 11/1-12/5 in a few natural areas on the fringe of city
    limits which will be clearly marked.
  • Hunting must
    take place in an elevated stand to ensure projectiles are on a proper
    downward path to avoid ricochet and travel beyond the intended target.
  • Council will evaluate the 2021 results and determine whether to continue the program.

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