Quick Draw System
This new system will NOT be implemented at Duck Creek during the next duck season. However, it may indirectly affect the area, as people who like the Quick Draw system may be drawn to it and some who don't may shift to areas like Duck Creek that have a more traditional draw system. The Department wants to hear your suggestions, and we welcome your comments. Remember that the administrators of this blog review all comments before posting them. We will post all comments (positive or negative) as long as they are clean and not attacking other individuals on the blog. Please help us keep the discussion about this topic as civil as possible.
MDC to test Quick Draw system at three wetland areas
The online system will let more people enjoy guaranteed
waterfowl hunting while maintaining the “poor line.”
JEFFERSON CITY–Missouri hunters will take part in a pilot program this fall to make waterfowl hunting at state-owned wetland areas less of a gamble.
The Missouri Department of Conservation will test an online drawing system called Quick Draw. The system is intended to change the way daily drawings are conducted to assign waterfowl hunting opportunities at state wetland areas. The new system still will include a pre-draw portion (Quick Draw) and a daily drawing for remaining open slots.
The agency will test Quick Draw at Eagle Bluffs, Grand Pass and Otter Slough conservation areas to determine whether the online system enhances convenience and hunter participation. Depending on how well it works, the system might be modified and expanded to other state-managed wetland areas in future years.
During this year’s trial run, Missouri residents will enter online drawings for hunting slots twice a week instead of having to go to the three conservation areas for the daily draw. Hunters entering the drawing through Quick Draw can apply to hunt at one area per day. The system will not limit the number of days for which hunters can apply, or the number of days they can hunt if they are drawn.
A drawing on Monday of each week will assign hunting slots for the following Friday through Monday. A drawing each Thursday will assign slots for the following Tuesday through Thursday. The Quick Draw system will accept applications a few days prior to each drawing.
The online drawings will assign 80 percent of hunting slots each day. The remaining 20 percent of slots will be assigned in a drawing at each wetland area