Ozark National Scenic Riverways Managed Deer Hunts
Hunting in the Ozark National Scenic Riverways
Hunting is permitted inside most areas of Ozark National Scenic Riverways and subject to state regulations. Consult the Missouri Wildlife Code for legal methods of pursuing and transporting game and seasons. (Also available as a booklet where hunting licenses are sold). (Please check the most recent wildlife hunting and fishing regulations before hunting or fishing! at Missouri Department of Conservation.
Vehicles -including off-road vehicles and ATVs, must remain on the established county roadways. Off-road travel is prohibited. All vehicles, including ATVs must be properly licensed and have a valid county permit and all required safety equipment.
Fishing is permitted in the Current and Jacks Fork Rivers, with a valid Missouri fishing license. However, fishing in springs or spring branches is strictly prohibited. Consult the Missouri Fishing Regulations for regulations, length limits and seasons. (There is also a booklet available where fishing licenses are sold). Anyone possessing trout must also have a valid trout permit.
Bait - Only artificial lures and flies are permitted. Soft plastic, scented and natural (natural fish food and other food substances - such as: worms, fish eggs, dough baits) are specifically prohibited.
Trout must be at least 18" long, or be immediately released.
JACKS FORK RIVER:
Smallmouth Bass Starting in 2017 smallmouth bass in the Jacks Fork Management Area must be at least 15" in length, previous regulation was 18", or else immediately released unharmed.
New in 2017, statewide minimum length on Goggle-Eye, Goggle-Eye must be at least 7" to keep in both the Jacks Fork and Current River, daily limit 15.
Last updated: November 25, 2020