Grand Pass CA 2014 Waterfowl Hunting Outlook

Published on: Aug. 25, 2014

EARLY TEAL SEASON: (September 6-21, 2014)

Hunters are urged to contact the Grand Pass CA hotline at 660-595-2437 or contact area staff at 660-595-2444 for the most current conditions.We plan to have water in Pools 6, 7, 8, distribution channels and the blue hole.  Updated teal hunting opportunities shall be mapped and posted in the foyer located on the north side of the headquarters building.

For Teal Season only:

There will be no drawing, no refuge, (except on Teatseau Lake which is closed to all hunting), and no1:00p.m. closure.Shooting times are sunrise to sunset.All hunters are required to check in prior to hunting at area headquarters and fill out a Daily Waterfowl Hunting Tag.Hunters are required to check out at the conclusion of their hunt.

YOUTH WATERFOWL SEASON: (October 18-19, 2014)

The procedures for youth waterfowl season shall be similar as in years past.We will conduct a morning drawing each day of the youth season, refuge Pools 1, 2, 7, 8 and 9 will be closed to hunting and hunting shall close at 1:00p.m.Draw time will be 5:00 a.m.Generally speaking, we have approximately 12-15 positions available for youth season.

REGULAR DUCK SEASON: (October 25-December 23, 2014)

Habitat conditions for 2014 look to be very good this year.This year we received timely precipitation during the growing season and this has provided the desired moisture to stimulate natural food seed production as well as healthy agricultural crops.

For 2014, Grand Pass will participate in the online “Quick Draw” draw system.

Seventy-five (75) percent of the available hunting positions will be pre-drawn electronically (Quick Draw), for Missouri residents, through 2 random drawings each week. Twenty-five (25) percent will be allocated to walk-in (also known as “poor-line”) hunters who sign a waiting list upon arrival. Poor-line hunters on Quick Draw areas (Otter Slough, Eagle Bluffs, and Grand Pass) will continue to use the Every Member Draws procedure.

Draw times generally are two (2) hours prior to shooting time.Draw Times will be available on the public web and on the Grand Pass CA hotline at 660-595-2437.If sufficient water is available for pumping we shall hunt the following pools 3, 4, 5, 5West, 6 and TIII as we have in the past.Hunters should expect a general increase in water levels as the season progresses and a subsequent increase in hunting opportunity.Generally speaking on a “normal” year we should begin the waterfowl season with 15-18 positions and end the season with 35-40 positions.Waterfowl hunting closes at 1:00 p.m. daily.All waterfowl hunting at Grand Pass is “wade and shoot” or walk-in.Boats are permitted, with ramps located at most pools.Pools 1, 2, 7, 8 and 9 are refuge after October 15th with no hunting or admittance permitted.

Hunters may contact the Grand Pass office 660-595-2444 or the area hotline 660-595-2437 for the latest information.

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