MDC to help host managed waterfowl hunts at Cooley Lake

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Kansas City, Mo. – The oxbow lake portion of the Cooley Lake Conservation Area in Clay County, which is primarily a wetland, will be closed on Oct. 24-25 and Nov. 7-8. Managed waterfowl hunts will be held at the wetland on those dates. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is partnering with Ducks Unlimited and the National Wild Turkey Federation to hold a waterfowl hunt for youths during the first closure. MDC and The Foundation for Exceptional Warriors, which serves military veterans, will be partners for the second hunt. All hunting positions are already filled.

Only the wetland portion of Cooley Lake Conservation Area will be closed during those days. The MDC boat ramp on the Missouri River south of Missouri 210 highway will remain open, as will the wooded bluff areas north of the oxbow lake.

For more information, contact MDC's Kansas City Regional Office at 816-622-0900.