Managed Waterfowl Hunt Areas

Browse managed waterfowl hunting opportunities on the 15 conservation areas listed below. These intensively managed wetlands provide waterfowl with much-needed habitat during migration. The Department limits the number of hunting parties on these areas to enhance hunting quality and maintain resource integrity.

  • Some of these areas have permanent blinds, and others provide opportunities for hunters to wade in or hunt from boat blinds.
  • Most areas have disable-accessible blinds.
  • Use our Waterfowl Reservation System to apply for hunting on 12 areas. The three Quick Draw areas are noted below.
  • NOTE: You must be a Missouri resident with a conservation number to use the reservation system.

All these areas include shallow marsh hunting

  • 11 - B. K. Leach (4,307 acres; Lincoln Co.) 573-898-5905. Walk-in hunting; water blinds; one ADA blind (call 636-441-4554); boats provided where needed; 1 p.m. closure. Drawing held at the area’s Kings Lake Tract off of Norton Woods road. One member draws.
  • 12 - Bob Brown (3,302 acres; Holt Co.) 660-446-2694. Walk-in hunting; temporary blinds only; one ADA blind (call 816-271-3100); boat ramp; camping; permits and stamps; 1 p.m. closure. Every member draws.
  • 13 - Columbia Bottom (4,318 acres; St. Louis Co.) 314-877-6014. Walk-in hunting; temporary blinds only; one ADA blind; boat ramps at most pools; permits and stamps; 1:00 p.m. closure. Every member draws.
  • 14 - Duck Creek (7,557 acres; Bollinger, Stoddard, and Wayne counties) 573-222-3337. Walk-in hunting; water blinds in timber pools; boats provided for timber blinds only; camping; 1 p.m. closure in designated areas. Note: Water availability may cause a delay in flooding Timber Pools 2, 3, and 8. One member draws.
  • 15 - Eagle Bluffs (4,440 acres; Boone Co.) 573-445-3882. Walk-in hunting; temporary blinds only; two ADA blinds; permits and stamps; 1 p.m. closure in designated areas. Quick draw.
  • 16 - Fountain Grove (7,154 acres; Linn and Livingston counties) 660-938-4124. Walk-in hunting; water blinds; one ADA blind; boats provided for blinds only; boat ramps; camping; permits and stamps; 1 p.m. closure in designated areas. One member draws.
  • 17 - Four Rivers (13,929 acres; Vernon and Bates counties) 417-395-2341. Units 1 and 2 have eight shooting pools. Walk-in hunting; field hunting for geese; temporary blinds only; one ADA blind; boat ramps; camping; permits and stamps; open all day. One member draws.
  • 18 - Grand Pass (5,096 acres; Saline Co.) 660-595-2444. Walk-in hunting; temporary blinds only; one ADA blind; boat ramps at most pools; camping; permits and stamps; 1 p.m. closure. Quick draw.
  • 19 - Marais Temps Clair (918 acres; St. Charles Co.) 314-877-6014. Open to waterfowl hunting on Friday through Monday only. Walk-in hunting; one ADA blind; 1 p.m. closure. Every Member Draws.
  • 21 - Montrose (2,750 acres; Henry Co.) 660-693-4666. Water blinds; walk-in hunting; one ADA blind; boat ramp; camping; permits and stamps; open all day. One member draws.
  • 22 - Nodaway Valley (3,881 acres; Holt and Andrew counties) 660-446-3371. Walk-in hunting; water blinds; one ADA blind (call 816-271-3100); temporary blinds only; boat ramp; camping; permits and stamps; 1 p.m. closure in designated areas. One member draws.
  • 23 - Otter Slough (4,866 acres; Stoddard Co.) 573-624-5821. Walk-in hunting; field hunting for geese; water blinds; temporary blinds only; one ADA blind; boats provided for blinds only; boat ramps; camping; permits and stamps; 1 p.m. closure. Quick draw.
  • 24 - Schell-Osage (8,633 acres; Vernon and St. Clair counties) 417-432-3414. Walk-in hunting; water blinds; two ADA blinds; field hunting for geese, boat ramp; camping; permits and stamps; 1 p.m. closure in designated areas. One member draws.
  • 26 - Ted Shanks (6,705 acres; Pike Co.) 573-248-2530. Walk-in hunting; water blinds; one ADA blind; boats provided; boat ramp; camping; permits and stamps; 1 p.m. closure. One member draws.
  • 27 - Ten Mile Pond (3,755 acres; Mississippi Co.) 573-649-2770. Walk-in hunting; field hunting for geese; temporary blinds only; boat ramp; federal stamps available but permits are not; open all day. Every member draws.

NOTE: Depending on the weather, waterfowl hunting may also be available on an informal, opportunistic basis at other areas. Search the Conservation Atlas under MDC Applications for more information.

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