Teal Season Wetland Area Status


Want to check the status of a wetland area before heading out to hunt teal? This table is updated yearly to provide information about whether or not there's a morning drawing, construction notices, and habitat status on 18 managed wetland areas so that you can make an informed decision about where to go.

2023 Teal Season – Status of Missouri Wetland Areas as of the First Week of September 2023
Conservation Area Self-Check-in or Drawing Repairs & Construction Habitat/Food Status: Moist-Soil Acres Flooded/ Wetland Status No. Parties
B.K. Leach Self-Check None Excellent 200 No limit
Bob Brown Self-Check None Good 100-150 No Limit
Columbia Bottom Self-Check None Fair Area water is dependent on rainfall, area will not be pumped. No limit
Coon Island Self-Check None Fair/Good  ~150 No Limit
Duck Creek 5:00 AM drawing opening weekend only, then self-check. None Fair/Good North Pool 1 – 800 Units A & B – ~150 Dark Cypress – 100 16-18 positions total: 12 positions on pool 1, Dark Cypress will be in the draw for opening weekend. See area HQ for additional information.
Eagle Bluffs Self-Check River Pump Repair Good 100-300, water levels dependent on City of Columbia Effluent until completion of river pump repair. No limit
Fountain Grove Self-Check Pump Station Construction Excellent Borrows only, significant rainfall may allow more opportunity. No Limit
Four Rivers Self-Check None Excellent U1 – minimal water in pools 3, 4, and 5. U2 – minimal water in pools 6, 7S, 8, 9A, 10, and 11. U3 – minimal water in pools 13 and 14. U4 – minimal water in pool 15. No Limit
Grand Pass Self-Check None Excellent 75-100 No Limit
Little River Self-Check None Fair/Good ~30 4
Marais Temp Clair Self-Check None Good 50 No limit
Montrose Self-Check Motter pool structure and levee.  Excellent Motter pool 4 acres, no lake access. No limit
Nodaway Valley Self-Check None Good 140 No Limit
Otter Slough 5:00 AM Drawing Opening Weekend Only, then Self-Check. None Fair/Good ~480 + Otter Lake (250) 15-17 positions total
Schell-Osage Self-Check Portions maybe closed for construction. Fair/Good <1 in A-pool No Limit
Settle’s Ford Self-Check Pool 3-1 levee breech.  Excellent 20 No limit
Ted Shanks Self-Check One pump at south pump station is down. Good ~400 No limit
Ten-Mile Pond 5:00 AM drawing opening weekend only, then self-check. 2 of the 3 wells are still down on the west side of the area. Fair/Good  ~700 19 Parties in units 2-10