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.
  • New for 2014: Permits and federal duck stamps will no longer be sold at conservation areas, except for Columbia Bottom Conservation Area. Please purchase permits, duck stamps, or reprints of lost or misplaced permits before attending draws at participating conservation areas.
  • 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; 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 (6,318 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; Timber Pools 2, 3 and 8 may experience delayed flooding depending on availability of water; One member draws.
  • 15 - Eagle Bluffs (4,428 acres; Boone Co.) 573-445-3882. Walk-in hunting; temporary blinds only; two ADA blinds; 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; 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; open all day. One member draws.
  • 18 - Grand Pass (5,301 acres; Saline Co.) 660-595-2444. Walk-in hunting; temporary blinds only; one ADA blind; boat ramps at most pools; camping; 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; open all day. One member draws.
  • 22 - Nodaway Valley (3,881 acres; Holt and Andrew counties) 660-446-3371. Walk-in hunting;  Four water blinds; one ADA blind (call 816-271-3100); boat ramps in most pools; camping; 1 p.m. closure on west side and all day hunting on the east side of the Area. 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; 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; 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; 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; 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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