Missouri Managed Waterfowl Reservations Open September 1

Managed waterfowl reservations are opening in Missouri next month.

The Missouri Department of Conservation reminds hunters the pre-season reservation period for managed waterfowl hunts will run from September 1 to 18, with results posted on October 1.

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.

MDC offers managed waterfowl hunting in more than a dozen conservation areas specially managed with a focus on wetlands.

Hunters can apply for a reservation or participate in a daily morning drawing for opportunities to hunt in these areas.

For this fall, the MDC waterfowl reservation system will offer 50 percent of daily hunting positions for the managed-hunt areas through online reservations.

Of the 50 percent of spots through online reservations, half will be for pre-season applications, and the other half will be for the weekly in-season application period.

For more information, visit MDC online at mdc.mo.gov and search Waterfowl Reservations.