Hunting Information

Notification of Intent to Hunt

Hunting Ordinance

Suggested Actions for Property Owner Authorizing a Deer Hunt on Their Property

  1. Contract an experienced archery hunter aged eighteen or older (as directed by City Ordinance).
  2. Obtain a commitment from the hunter of his/her willingness to harvest does.
  3. Verify the hunter’s liability insurance.
  4. Verify your liability insurance (as directed by City Ordinance, i.e. this insurance requirement of $2 million can be a combination of $1 million held by the hunter and $1 million by the property owner.)
  5. Review with hunter the tree stand location to ensure it will provide for shooting down only (as directed by City Ordinance).
  6. Determine how close the deer are to be before an arrow is released, i.e. suggested maximum distance 20 yards.
  7. Have the hunter sign a liability release for any damage that might occur to him/her while on your property.  Review with the hunter any hazards on your property, i.e. sink holes, etc. including walking path easements.  A map with these areas indicated may be appropriate.
  8. Notification of neighbors (as directed by City Ordinance).
  9. Verify hunter has a state license.
  10. Hunter is to wear identification at all times on your property.
  11. Hunter’s vehicle is to be parked on landowners’ property (refer to City Ordinance for details).
  12. It is suggested only one hunter on your property at any given time
  13. Be sure the hunter knows and understands your boundary lines.
  14. Reach understanding on what disposition of arrows will be made of any wayward arrows.  Verify the hunter’s arrows are identified with his/her 9-digit Missouri Department of Conservation identification number (refer to City Ordinance for details).
  15. Get a commitment for disposition of harvested deer, i.e. will the hunter assume all responsibility including costs? (refer to City Ordinance for details)
  16. Suggested questions to ask hunters:
    • Verify hunter has received a copy of the City Ordinance
    • How long have you been hunting deer?
    • Have you harvested deer in the past?
    • Have you completed a hunter safety course?
    • Do you possess the proper permits?
    • How many deer did you harvest last year?  How many were does?
    • How many deer are you willing to take?
    • Are you willing to take antlerless deer?
    • When will you be hunting? What dates?  Morning? Evening? Weekday? Weekend?
    • Are you going to call before hunting?
    • Will you be bringing anyone with you?
    • Who should I call in case of emergency?
    • What kind of car do you drive?


  • Accept from homeowner only – signed/dated Notification of Intent to Hunt form identifying that all questions asked were checked affirmatively.
  • Ask the person submitting Notification of Intent to Hunt if the homeowner and/or hunter are familiar with all requirements of Ordinance 04-20?
  • Identify that included in the submittals (or previous submittals) is sufficient insurance coverage.
  • Identify that included in the submittals (or previous submittals) is information regarding the hunter, i.e. name; address; make, model and year of their automobile that might be parked at the authorizing party’s home; bowhunter’s certification.  (The certification number will not be published.)  The information above will be given to Clarkson Valley police.
  • If a request is made for information about the hunter, only the name and address will be provided.
  • If someone calls to complain about someone hunting on property adjacent to their property and they were not notified of this intent to hunt, have them fill out the Deer Hunt Complaint Form.  An investigation will be made regarding the complaint by the appropriate authority, i.e. police, City Attorney, Department of Conservation, etc.