Missouri hunters can apply online for managed deer hunts beginning July 1 through the Missouri Department of Conservation website at mdc.mo.gov/managedhunt.

There will be more than 100 managed deer hunts in the 2019-2020 season throughout the state for archery, muzzleloading and modern firearms from mid-September through mid-January at conservation areas, state and other parks, national wildlife refuges and other public areas.

Several of these will be in Southwest Missouri.

The managed deer hunt application period is July 1-31. Hunters are selected by a weighted random drawing. Draw results will be available Aug. 15-Jan. 15. Applicants who are drawn will receive area maps and other hunt information by mail.

To get more information on managed deer hunts, preview hunt details, and apply, go to mdc.mo.gov/managedhunt.

Details about managed hunts can also be found in MDC’s “2019 Fall Deer & Turkey Hunting Regulations and Information” booklet available starting in early July at MDC offices and nature centers, from permit vendors around the state, and online at mdc.mo.gov.

Some of the local hunts for the 2019-2020 season include:

• Bicentennial Conservation Area in Newton County, Nov. 2-15, archery, limited to 35 hunters.

• Bushwhacker Lake Conservation Area in Barton and Vernon counties, Sept. 15-Nov. 15, archery, limited to 100 hunters.

• Bushwhacker Lake Conservation Area in Barton and Vernon counties, Nov. 30-Dec. 8, historic methods (muzzleloading, etc.), limited to 40 hunters.

• Bushwhacker Lake Conservation Area in Barton and Vernon counties, Dec. 28-Jan. 5, historic methods (muzzleloading, etc.), limited to 40 hunters.

• Bushwhacker Lake Conservation Area in Barton and Vernon counties, Nov. 23-24, youths only, modern firearms, limited to 10 hunters.

• Robert E. Talbot Conservation Area in Lawrence County, Dec. 13-15, modern firearms, limited to 40 hunters.

• Stockton State Park in Cedar County, Dec. 14-15, modern firearms, limited to 50 hunters.

• Camp Crowder U.S. Army National Guard site in Newton County, Oct. 23-25, modern firearms for people with disabilities, limited to eight hunters.

• Stockton Lake Managed Lands in Cedar and Dade counties, Nov. 9-10, modern firearms for people with disabilities, limited to 25 hunters.

Andy Ostmeyer is the metro editor at the Globe. His email address is aostmeyer@joplinglobe.com.