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.
- NOTE: Permits and federal duck stamps are not sold at conservation areas. 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 waterfowl reservation system.
- For specific questions about waterfowl hunting areas, call your local Missouri Department of Conservation office.
All of these areas include shallow marsh hunting.
|Location||Wade-and-Shoot Hunting||Water Blinds||Field Hunting for Geese||Number of ADA Blinds||Boats for Blinds Only||Boat Launches||Camping||Closing Time|
|1||B.K. Leach — 4,307 acres Lincoln County 573-898-5905||X||X||1||1 p.m.|
|2||Bob Brown — 3,307 acres Holt County 660-446-2694||X||0||X||X||1 p.m.|
|3||Columbia Bottom — 4,318 acres St. Louis County 314-877-6014||No morning drawing will be held for the season.||The Waterfowl Hunting Only areas will be open for opportunistic waterfowl hunting through self-registration at the area headquarters, but portions of these areas may be closed for construction.|
|4||Duck Creek — 6,318 acres Bollinger, Stoddard, and Wayne counties 573-222-3337||X||X||X||1||X||X||X||1 p.m. closure in designated areas|
|5||Eagle Bluffs — 4,428 acres Boone County 573-445-3882||X||1||X||1 p.m.|
|6||Fountain Grove — 7,983 acres Linn and Livingston counties 660-938-4124||X||X||X||1||X||X||X||1 p.m. closure in designated areas|
|7||Four Rivers — 13,929 acres Vernon and Bates counties 417-395-2341||X||X||1||X||X||Sunset|
|8||Grand Pass — 5,301 acres Saline County 660-595-2444||X||1||X||X||1 p.m.|
|9||Marais Temps Clair — 918 acres St. Charles County 573-898-5905||X||1||1 p.m. closure; waterfowl hunting Fri.–Mon. only|
|10||Montrose — 2,750 acres Henry County 660-693-4666||Due to the current drought conditions, the morning draw will not be held at Montrose Conservation Area for the 2023-2024 waterfowl season until further notice. For questions, call the Settle’s Ford Conservation Area at 816-862-6488.|
|11||Nodaway Valley — 3,881 acres Holt and Andrew counties 660-446-3371||X||X||1||X||X||1 p.m. (west side) Sunset (east side)|
|12||Otter Slough — 4,866 acres Stoddard County 573-624-5821||X||X||X||1||X||X||X||1 p.m.|
|13||Schell-Osage — 8,633 acres Vernon and St. Clair counties 417-432-3414||No morning drawing will be held for the season.||The Waterfowl Hunting Only areas will be open for opportunistic waterfowl hunting through self-registration at the area headquarters, but portions of these areas may be closed for construction.|
|14||Ted Shanks — 6,705 acres Pike County 573-248-2530||X||X||1||X||X||1 p.m.|
|15||Ten Mile Pond — 3,755 acres Mississippi County 573-649-2770||X||X||0||X||Sunset|