Missouri deer hunters will find the application process for managed deer hunts simple again this year. Applications are processed through the Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system or the Conservation Department's web page.From July 1 through Aug. 15, hunters can apply for one of Missouri's 65 managed deer hunts by calling 800--829--2956 between 4 a.m. and midnight seven days a week or online at www.conservation.state.mo.us/hunt/deer/d... apply by phone you need the information contained in the 2002 Fall Deer and Turkey Hunting Information booklet. The booklet is available from hunting permit vendors statewide. The information is also available online at www.missouriconservation.org under key words "Fall Deer and Turkey Hunting Information." If you don't have access to a computer, don't worry. There's no hurry. Applications received by the Aug. 15 deadline will receive the same consideration as those filed earlier.To apply using the IVR system, you need a touch--tone phone and your conservation identification number. Successful applicants will receive notices of their selection by mail. After Sept. 10, all applicants can check the status of their applications on the IVR system or the Conservation Department web page using their Conservation ID numbers.Only a resident or non--resident managed deer hunting permit is valid at a managed deer hunt. The number of deer that may be taken with a single permit depends on the hunt for which they are issued. In some hunts, up to three deer may be taken. Youth--only managed deer hunt applications will be handled on paper, as in the past. You can't apply for a youth deer hunt via the Internet or the IVR system.