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Missouri Game Management Unit Open Deer

  • ID:Open
  • State:MO
  • Species:Deer
  • Area:65,031 square miles
  • Elevation:100 ft - 1,700 ft
  • Public Lands:4,776 square miles
  • Percent Public Lands:8%
  • Block Management Walk-ins:35
  • Campgrounds:89
  • Fishing Access Sites:17
  • Trailheads:26
  • Recent Forest Fire Activity:267 acres
  • National Forests:Mark Twain National Forest
  • Lat-Long:38.503426, -92.647688

Area Open regulates hunting opportunities for deer in Missouri and covers 65,031 square miles. Public lands comprise 4,776 square miles (8%) of the total land covered by this game management unit. The greater region is best serviced by Kansas City, St. Louis, and Springfield. The elevation of the region ranges from a low of 100 feet to a high of 1,700 feet above sea level. Wildfires have burned nearly 267 acres here in the last two years, providing opportunities for new vegetation and attracting a variety of wildlife. This area contains 89 campgrounds, and 17 public fishing access sites. There are 26 trailheads that provide public gateways to these forested and wilderness areas: Mark Twain National Forest, Devils Backbone Wilderness, Hercules-Glades Wilderness, Irish Wilderness, Mingo Wilderness, Paddy Creek Wilderness, Piney Creek Wilderness, Rockpile Mountain Wilderness. Additionally, 35 sites are open to the public for access to managed private lands.

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