Bob Brown Conservation Area 2013 Waterfowl Hunting Outlook
Wetland conditions on the area look pretty good this year. We have had ample rain and the crops in the pools look good. The natural foods look really good this year and I expect to have much food this fall. Hopefully the Missouri River remains high throughout the fall and allows us to operate our pumps all season.
Early Teal Season Hunting Opportunities (September 7-22, 2013)
During teal season only there will be no morning drawing, no refuge and no 1:00pm closure. The daily limit is 6 with a possession limit of 18. The shooting times are from sunrise to sunset. There will be some teal hunting opportunity in Iowa Point, Pintail Chute, Ring-neck Roost and Sandpiper Flats pools this year. Teal hunters are required to fill out a Hunter Record Card each day. These cards are available in area parking lots.
Youth Waterfowl Season Hunting Opportunities (October 19 and 20, 2013)
The procedures for the Youth season are the same as they have been during the previous few years. During the youth season there will be no morning drawing and no 1:00pm closure daily. No hunting will be allowed in the waterfowl refuge. Pools open for hunting include Pintail Chute, Eagle Aerie, Flat-tail Marsh, and Snipe Slough pools. Youth hunters are required to fill out a Hunter Record Card each day. These cards are available in area parking lots.
North Zone Waterfowl Season Opportunities (October 26 – December 24, 2013)
Bob Brown Conservation Area should provide some good waterfowl hunting opportunity again this fall. Waterfowl hunters must attend a morning drawing held at area headquarters each day, except for Christmas (the area is closed to waterfowl hunting on this day). The morning drawing is held approximately two (2) hours prior to local shooting time. The drawing is used to allocate the 12 to 19 hunting parties that use the area each day. For 2013 we will continue to use every member draw system. We will be hunting the same pools as we have in past seasons which include Pintail Chute, Eagle Aerie, Flat-tail Marsh, and Snipe Slough pools. All waterfowl hunting on this area is the wade and shoot style of hunting, most pools have small gravel boat ramps for hunter access. There is a 1:00pm closure each day for waterfowl hunting and there is no hunting allowed in waterfowl refuge. The refuge pools will remain the same as past seasons and include Ring-neck Roost, Sandpiper Flats, and Iowa Point pools.
Please call the area headquarters at 660-446-2694 for more details or up to date information.