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Three duck hunters take aim as another hunter calls in ducks. The hunters are in camoflage, and standing in thigh-deep water.
Online registration for the Upper Mississippi Waterfowl Blind reallocation drawing will now open July 5-11. Hunters should go to https://huntfish.mdc.mo.gov/hunting-trapping/species/waterfowl/waterfowl-where-hunt/upper-mississippi-ca-online-blind-drawing to register.

Registration for reallocation of Upper Mississippi waterfowl blind sites opens July 5

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St. Louis
Jun 30, 2016

ST. CHARLES, Mo. — The drawing for the Upper Mississippi Conservation Area Waterfowl Blind Drawing has been completed and relinquished blind sites are now available for reallocation.  Waterfowl hunters have the opportunity to register online for the reallocation drawing starting July 5.  Registration closes July 11 and the drawing will be held on July 12.

There are three blinds that are available for reallocation.  They include:

  • A57 and A60 in Pool 26 (Dresser/West Alton)
  • W7 in Pool 25 (Stag Island)

Registrants for the reallocation drawing must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be at least 16 years old
  • Those between age 16 and 64 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 veteran 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
  • Missouri residents age 65 or older only need to have a Missouri Migratory Bird Hunting Permit
  • Nonresidents age 65 or older need to have a nonresident Small Game Hunting Permit and a Missouri Migratory Bird Permit
  • A Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp (Federal Duck Stamp) is not needed to apply, but will be necessary while hunting

To register for the reallocation drawing, go to https://huntfish.mdc.mo.gov/hunting-trapping/species/waterfowl/waterfowl-where-hunt/upper-mississippi-ca-online-blind-drawing .  The page also contains a link to scalable aerial maps of the blind sites.

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

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, Mo.

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