Disabled-accessible waterfowl hunting blinds are available by reservation or Quick Draw in most of Missouri's 15 intensively-managed waterfowl hunting areas (link to map page).
How to apply
Eagle Bluffs, Grand Pass, and Otter Slough: These conservation areas use the Quick Draw system to accept requests. Learn about the Quick Draw system and registration schedule and then apply online to participate in Quick Draw.
For all other intensively-managed wetland waterfowl hunting areas: Make a reservation by phone (see below) starting the first working day on or after Oct. 1 at 8 a.m. Please reserve your blind by calling the area or regional office listed below at least three days before the date you want to hunt.
Whether you call one of the areas listed below to reserve a disabled-accessible blind or use the Quick Draw Application, you or your designee will have to prove eligibility with either
- a valid, state-issued hang-tag/placard from the Department of Revenue (DOR) (ADD LINK HERE) for an ADA-eligible driver/occupant, OR
- a Hunting Method Exemption (Part One Stationary Vehicle) LINK TO.
You or your designee must present either the hang-tag/placard or Hunting Method Exemption at the time of check-in.
Important rules about accessible blind reservations
- Hunters may take up to three people with them during the hunt. Blinds will accommodate four people.
- You may only hold one reservation for any area at any point in time. After using your reservation, you may make another reservation.
- If you have reserved a disabled-accessible blind, you are not required to be present at the designated draw time. However, at least one member of your party is required to attend the draw and present permits for all party members, or the blind may be offered to another eligible party at the draw. A Daily Hunting Permit (green card) will be issued for all party members at the morning draw. These green cards must be returned at the end of the hunt. Party members registered to hunt a disabled-accessible blind are not eligible to participate in the daily draw procedure unless they first forfeit their disabled-accessible blind reservation.
Youth use of disabled-accessible blinds
Hunters with disabilities receive first preference for disabled-accessible blinds. However, if a blind has not been reserved in advance and is not claimed at the draw by a person with a disability (or a member of their party), the blind may be offered to any youth present. If more than one youth is present at the draw, all youths must participate in the draw, and low number has first choice of the blind. There will be no advance period for youth hunters under 16 years of age to reserve a disabled-accessible blind. Youth wishing to hunt from an unclaimed disabled-accessible blind must attend the morning draw.
Blinds in refuge
Disabled-accessible blinds in a designated waterfowl refuge can only be reserved in advance or claimed at the morning draw by a person with a disability or member of their party. Disabled-accessible blinds in a designated waterfowl refuge will not be offered to youth hunters at the morning draw.
Blinds not in refuge
Disabled-accessible blinds not in a designated refuge may, at the discretion of area staff, be placed in the daily draw if not reserved by a person with a disability.
Call to reserve an accessible blind on these areas
- B.K. Leach Conservation Area 636-441-4554
- Bob Brown Conservation Area 816-271-3100
- Columbia Bottom Conservation Area 314-877-6014
- Duck Creek Conservation Area 573-290-5730
- Fountain Grove Conservation Area 660-646-6122
- Four Rivers Conservation Area 417-395-2341
(Due to weather damage, the ADA blind will not be available for the 2015-16 waterfowl season.)
- Marais Temps Clair Conservation Area 314-877-6014
- Montrose Conservation Area 660-693-4666
- Nodaway Valley Conservation Area 816-271-3100
- Schell-Osage Conservation Area 417-432-3414
- Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge 660-856-3323
- Ted Shanks Conservation Area 573-248-2530
Use Quick Draw to reserve an accessible blind on these areas
- Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area - for questions call 573-445-3882
- Grand Pass Conservation Area - for questions call 660-646-6122
- Otter Slough Conservation Area - for questions pre-season call 573-290-5730, or in season call 573-624-5821.