Waterfowl Hunts – COVID Procedures

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) made the decision early this year to modify the 2020-2021 waterfowl managed hunt process to assure the safety of hunters and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.  With the first managed hunt application period set to open on Oct. 20, MDC has determined procedural levels for the start of the season for each conservation area. […]

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Swan Lake Fall Hunting Season

As the fall hunting seasons approach, Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge announced they will be closing the auto tour route for three days.  The refuge will be closed for the Managed Deer Hunt for Disabled Hunters.  The dates are October 16th, 17th, and 18th (next Friday through Sunday). The refuge will reopen on October 19th to the general public and […]

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Waterfowl Workshop Offered In Chillicothe

Waterfowl hunters are encouraged to attend an MDC Waterfowl Workshop and provide input for upcoming seasons.  The Missouri Department of Conservation is holding workshops around the state, including one in Chillicothe.  The purpose of the workshop is to gather hunter input about duck season dates and zone boundary locations for the 2021-2025 seasons. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service gives […]

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Swan Lake Waterfowl Lottery

Waterfowl hunters wanting to hunt at Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge still have time to get their application in for the upcoming seasons.  Hunters can participate in the “Lottery,” but they must have a “RecAccess” account to apply and participate.  Go to swanlake.recaccess.com.  Refuge General Manager Steve Whitson says if you have applied in the past, you just need to […]

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Despite Wetland Flooding, Fountain Grove Should Offer Good Waterfowl Hunting

Despite Flood damage at some conservation areas, there will still be plenty of waterfowl hunting opportunities this fall and winter.  The Missouri Department of Conservation says in Livingston and Linn Counties, the east pools of the Fountain Grove conservation areas should offer normal hunting conditions if the weather cooperates. Moist-soil plant production has been good this summer at the Fountain […]

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