Dove season in Missouri begins Thursday, September 1st, and Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge will have units open to dove hunts. Dove season begins on September 1st and runs through November 29th. Self-Check in and out is conducted at the Hunters Headquarters on the north end of the refuge. Maps and regulations can be obtained when checking in to hunt.
The hunting fields are mostly harvested wheat and some sunflowers. Use of non-toxic shot is required when hunting at Swan Lake, and Hunters are required to possess a Missouri small game hunting permit and migratory bird hunting permit. In addition, hunters need to be checked in and possess a harvest card which can be picked up when checking in.
Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge is located one mile south of Sumner, Missouri, and is managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.