Disabled-Accessible Waterfowl Reservation
Reservations for disabled-accessible waterfowl blinds will begin the first working day on or after Oct. 1 at 8 a.m., except Quick Draw Area blinds will be allocated through the Quick Draw system. Persons with a disability are encouraged to reserve a blind at least three days prior to the date they want to hunt.
Eligible individuals who desire to reserve a blind should call the Area or Regional Office listed below. Note: staff is not qualified to determine one’s eligibility for disabled-access blinds; a physician must determine eligibility.
A Hunting Method Exemption (part one), is required to hunt disabled-access blinds. The individual reserving a disabled accessible blind must present a Hunting Method Exemption (part one) signed by a physician at the time of check-in.
Hunters may take up to three individuals with them during the hunt. Blinds will comfortably and safely accommodate four people.
Only one reservation per person with a disability may be held at any point in time for each area. Once an individual uses their reservation, they may make another reservation.
A hunter who has reserved a disabled-accessible blind is not required to be present at the designated draw time. However, at least one member of the party is required to attend the draw or the blind may be offered to another eligible party at the draw. At this time Waterfowl Hunting Tags will be issued for all party members. These tags must be turned back in at the end of the hunt. Note: For blinds located in refuge pools, on areas where opportunity does not exceed demand, blinds are reserved for the day and no members of the party need to attend the morning drawing. For these blinds a copy of the Hunting Method Exemption (part one) must be presented or verified by MDC prior to receiving their Special Use Permit.
Party members registered to hunt a disabled-accessible blind are not eligible to participate in the daily draw procedure unless they first forfeit their ADA blind reservation.
There will be no advance period for youth hunters under 16 years of age to reserve a disabled-accessible blind; youth wishing to hunt from a disabled-accessible blind must attend the morning drawing. Individuals with a disability receive first preference for disabled-accessible blinds. If a blind has not been reserved in advance and is not claimed at the draw by an individual with a disability (or a member of their party) - the blind may be offered to any youth present. If more than one youth is present at the draw, all must participate in the draw and low number has first choice of the blind.
Blinds in Refuge
Disabled-accessible blinds in a designated waterfowl refuge can only be reserved in advance (or claimed at the morning draw by a person with a disability or member of their party). Disabled-accessible blinds in a designated waterfowl refuge will not be offered to youth hunters at the morning draw.
Blinds not in Refuge
Disabled-accessible blinds not in a designated refuge may, at the discretion of area staff, be placed in the daily draw if not reserved by a person with a disability.
To reserve a blind on one of these areas, please call the number listed below:
- B.K. Leach Conservation Area: (636) 441-4554
- Bob Brown Conservation Area: (816) 271-3100
- Columbia Bottom Conservation Area: (314) 877-6014
- Duck Creek Conservation Area: The ADA blind at Duck Creek will be unavailable due to construction.
- Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area: Apply via the Quick Draw System. For other questions call (573) 445-3882.
- Fountain Grove Conservation Area: (660) 646-6122
- Four Rivers Conservation Area: (417) 395-2341
- Grand Pass Conservation Area: Apply via the Quick Draw System. For other questions call (660) 646-6122.
- Marais Temps Clair Conservation Area: (314) 877-6014
- Montrose Conservation Area: (660) 693-4666
- Nodaway Valley Conservation Area: (816) 271-3100
- Otter Slough Conservation Area prior to duck season: Apply via the Quick Draw System. For other questions call (573) 290-5730, in season - (573) 624-5821.
- Schell-Osage Conservation Area: (417) 432-3414
- Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge: (660) 856-3323
- Ted Shanks Conservation Area (573) 248-2530