Waterfowl hunters across the KCHI listening area should start thinking about where you will hunt this fall, including opportunities for managed hunts. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) announced its managed waterfowl hunts for this hunting season. The pre-season reservation period runs September 1st -18th, with results posted October 1st. The in-season weekly drawings will take place on Monday afternoons with a seven-day application period that opens the Tuesday before and closes the Monday of the draw at 3 p.m.
Missouri residents and qualifying non-residents, such as students from out of state or members of the military stationed in Missouri, can apply online for a reservation to guarantee them an opportunity to hunt on a specific day on a specific area. Residents and nonresidents can also arrive at a managed waterfowl hunting area the morning they wish to hunt and wait in line for the possibility of getting a hunting spot.
Applicants for waterfowl reservations must have their required permits to apply, and their Federal Duck Stamp to hunt.