Preseason Wetland Area Status

2014 Status of Missouri Managed Wetland Areas as of Date (will be updated again in early October)
Area Repairs and Construction Habitat/Food Status Water Management Hunting Parties Per Day
Moist-Soil Timber Floodable Crops Blind Walk-in
Nodaway Valley None Good NA Good Normal unless river drops below pump intakes. 4 blinds plus 1 ADA 13-15  plus 150 acre open area
Bob Brown None    Good NA Good Normal unless river drops below pump intakes. 1 ADA 15 - 19
Fountain Grove None Good Fair Fair  Normal 18 1 ADA 4-8 (dry fall) 16-18 (wet fall)
Grand Pass None Good NA Good 2 pumps are in the process of being repaired    1 ADA 15-40
Eagle Bluffs None Excellent NA Good Normal 2 ADA 14-17
Ted Shanks Moderate levee and some road repairs. Planned work on south end.area. unknown Poor unknown Moderate damage due to flooding. Levee repairs and planned construction may limit water management. 1 ADA 17-33
B.K. Leach None Good NA Fair Normal 5 (1 ADA) 8-16
Marais Temps Clair None Good NA Good Normal 1 ADA 6-9
Columbia Bottom None Good NA Good Normal 1 ADA 6-10
Montrose None Fair NA NA Normal 13 (1 ADA) 2
Settle’s Ford None Good NA Good Normal 1 ADA Open Hunting
Schell-Osage None Excellent NA Good Limited water in Schell and Atkinson Lakes due to lack of runoff since the 2013 season.  Pumping will be necessary and not all pools may be flooded or reach full pool. 2>27 (2 ADA) 13 Parties
Four Rivers Unit 4: Pool 15 floodway repairs Fair/Good NA Fair/Good Unit 1 & 2 – normal water management Unit 3 – unknown; Unit 4 – unknown 1 ADA 20-24 plus open units
Duck Creek None Good Fair Good  Normal  25  17 (at start of season, likely have ~15-20 positions, mostly walkins)
Otter Slough Potential Repairs to 3 Units Good NA Fair Normal 12 (1 ADA) 17-20
Ten-Mile Pond Ten-Mile Pond None Good NA Good Normal 0
Coon Island Coon Island  Minor Repairs Good   Fair Normal 0
Little River None Excellent N/A Unk Normal 0 Hunting is allowed Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. 3-4 pools available each day. May one party per pool. Self check-in at main parking lot.

NR = No Report.

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