Special Table Rock Lake youth deer hunt announced

Published Aug. 30, 2023
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BRANSON, Mo. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is taking applications from youth hunters who would like to participate in a special archery deer hunt Oct. 14-15 at Table Rock Lake.

Five permits will be issued to hunters ages 6-15. Applicants must submit a completed application form by Sept. 29.

Application forms may be picked up from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Table Rock Lake Project Office located at 4600 State Highway 165, Branson, MO, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday at the Dewey Short Visitor Center located at 4500 State Highway 165, Branson, MO, obtained online at www.swl.usace.army.mil/Missions/Recreation/Lakes/Table-Rock-Lake/Events/special-event-application/ or by calling 501-340-1937.

A random drawing and hunter notification will occur on Oct. 2.

All participants and their guardians must attend a mandatory safety briefing from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Oct. 13 located at 653 Hatchery Rd, Branson, MO next to the Shepard of the Hills Fish Hatchery.

Participants must have guardian consent, a current Missouri archery permit, meet all 2023 Missouri Department of Conservation deer hunting regulations and be accompanied during the hunt by an unarmed adult over 18 years old.

Hunters must provide their own bows or crossbows and youth must be skilled enough to safely operate them.

Access, hunting blinds and chairs will be provided to help youth enjoy a safe and successful outdoor recreational experience.

This opportunity helps create an interest in conservation, the outdoors and to develop a good hunting ethic, while improving the deer herd in the area.

For more information visit www.swl.usace.army.mil/Missions/Recreation/Lakes/Table-Rock-Lake/Events/ .



Release no. 23-100