By Jeff Murphy, September 9, 2022
The University of Central Missouri will host a managed archery deer hunt this winter, serving a dual purpose of local deer population control and providing data collection in support of research by UCM biology professor Anna Oller, Ph.D., and graduate student Cameron Priester. The UCM hunts will take place Dec. 5-11, 2022, in the lower Pertle Springs area (not including the golf course) and Jan. 2-6, 2023, in lower and upper Pertle Springs (including the golf course). The Mules National Golf Course will be closed Jan. 2-6 but Traditions restaurant will remain open normal hours.
The hunt is open to UCM alumni, current employees, and current students licensed to hunt deer in the State of Missouri who have completed a Hunter Education course through the Missouri Department of Conservation. Interested parties must complete an application process. Participants will be selected by lottery. Those selected will be required to attend an in-person mandatory informational meeting on Oct. 24, 2022, from 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. at UCM.
The State of Missouri and City of Warrensburg may host other managed deer hunts on the same or different dates that are unaffiliated with UCM and not held on campus. For more information on UCM’s hunt, including how to apply to participate, please call Jeremiah Robison, UCM’s Assistant Director of Outdoor Education, at 660-543-8603.