Swan Lake NWR Opens To Dove Hunters September 1st

Dove Hunting Season in Missouri begins Tuesday and Swan Lake NWR will be open for Dove hunting.  Refuge Manager Steve Whitson says check-in and out is required for all hunters.  This is a self-check requirement and can be done at the Hunting Headquarters by the North Gate.  Check-in can begin 1 hour before shooting hours begin and check out must occur within 30 minutes of shooting hours ending for the day.

The north units along refuge road are open to hunting and hunters need to park in the designated parking areas.  All state and federal licenses are required and hunting is done in accordance with Missouri State Dove hunting regulations.  Non-toxic shot is required on Swan Lake NWR.

If there are any questions contact Steve Whitson at 660-973-6349.

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