The Creve Coeur Police Department is responsible for maintaining all records, permits
and files for the Ordinance allowing bow hunting for deer.
Effective November 1, 2011, bow hunting is allowed in the city limits of Creve Coeur provided hunters have successfully completed the required application process
2016 Deer Bow Hunting Season
The bow hunting season is September 15, 2016
through November 11, 2016, and November 23, 2016
through January 15, 2017.
To obtain permission to hunt, property owners must satisfy a number of requirements including but not limited to completing a Notification of Intent to Hunt form from the Police Department, providing evidence of liability insurance in an amount of at least $2,000,000 per occurrence, providing a certificate of completion of an approved archery hunter safety course, and notifying in writing all contiguous properties of the planned hunt.
Additionally, the ordinance does not authorize hunts on tracts of land under one acre unless adjacent property owners combine their parcels to form at least one acre. All hunters are required to hunt from an elevated position at least 10 feet high that faces the interior of the property, and arrows must be shot at a downward angle to prevent any arrow from landing closer than 25 feet from a side or rear property line and 75 feet from a front yard property line. It is unlawful for a person to discharge an archery device within 30 yards of any dwelling or vehicle without express authority. Likewise, it is unlawful for any archery device to be discharged within 150 yards of a church, school, or playground.
For questions about the program or hunting, please call Joan O'Brien
at (314) 274-2109 ext. 2509.