Registration for 2018 Upper Mississippi Waterfowl Blind Drawings opens June 2

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ST. CHARLES, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will open registration for blinds on the Upper Mississippi Conservation Area restricted waterfowl hunting zone from June 2-17.  All blind site draws will be conducted electronically.  The random electronic drawing to award the blinds will be held June 19.  After the drawing is performed, successful applicants will be notified via email. Applicants may only be assigned to one blind site.  From June 22-30, those applicants may choose up to three co-registrants to occupy the blind site with them.

All applicants need to obtain proper hunting permits, a conservation ID number, an email address, and a phone number to register.  In addition:

  • All applicants must be at least 16 years old
  • Those between age 16 and 64 you are required to have a current annual Resident or Nonresident Small Game Hunting Permit and a Missouri Migratory Bird Hunting Permit
  • Any honorably discharged military veterans having a service-related disability of sixty percent (60%) or greater, or was a prisoner of war during military service, or any member of the U.S. military currently assigned as a patient to a Warrior Transition Brigade, Warrior Transition Unit, or a military medical center, will only need a Missouri Migratory Bird Hunting Permit.
  • If age 65 or over Missouri resident hunters only need to have a Missouri Migratory Bird Hunting Permit

For more information, call the Upper Mississippi Conservation Area at 573-898-5905, or the MDC St. Louis Regional Office at 636-441-4554.

For more details, to register for the drawing, and view interactive pool maps of the blind sites, go to  

The Upper Mississippi Conservation Area includes federal lands along the Mississippi River north of St. Louis. These federal lands include Pools 24, 25, and 26 and consist of 87 separate tracts totaling 12,500 acres between Melvin Price Lock and Dam and LaGrange, Missouri.