Youth hunters must be age 15 or younger and accompanied by an adult 18 years old or older who is not allowed to hunt ducks but who can participate in other open seasons.
Ducks: Daily limit of 6 with species restrictions below, possession limit of 18
Mallards: 4 (no more than 2 females)
Wood ducks: 3
Hooded mergansers: 2
Black duck: 2
Mottled duck: 1
Limit of 6 per species: American wigeon, blue-winged teal, gadwall, green-winged teal, Northern shoveler, ring-necked duck
Youth must be accompanied by an adult 18 years or older. If the youth is not hunter-education certified, the adult must (1) be hunter-education certified unless they were born before Jan. 1, 1967 and (2) possess a permit to hunt small game.
Note: Adult hunters assisting youths during the regular waterfowl seasons must have a permit to hunt small game, a Missouri Migratory Bird Hunting Permit and a Federal Duck Stamp.
Allowed & Prohibited Methods
Shotguns, 10 gauge or smaller. A shotgun must be plugged if it holds more than 3 shells. Use nontoxic shot only.
Sink boxes or anything else that conceals you below the surface of the water.
Live decoys -- all tame or captive ducks and geese must be removed 10 days prior to hunting and must be kept where migratory waterfowl cannot see them and their calls are quieted.
Recorded or amplified bird calls, amplified imitations of bird calls.
Hunting from a motor vehicle, including aircraft.
Hunting from a motorboat or sailboat unless the motor is off or sails furled.
Rounding up migratory birds with motorized vehicles, including aircraft, or motor boats or sailboats
Baiting your hunting area or hunting over freshly planted food plots. All bait must be removed 10 days prior to hunting.