Disabled-Accessible Waterfowl Reservations

Disabled-accessible waterfowl hunting blinds are available by reservation in most of Missouri's 15 intensively-managed waterfowl hunting areas.

October 30, 2019: The following ADA blind hunt dates were not allocated through the pre-season reservation or the secondary allocation.

  • Any qualifying hunter can arrive at the area for the morning draw to claim the blind.
  • If multiple hunters would like to hunt the blind, there will be a mini draw with those qualifying hunters.
  • These hunt days are not able to be reserved in advance.
Area Unallocated ADA Blinds
BK Leach Nov. 7, 13-15, 17-22, 25-30
Dec. 1-16, 19-24, 26-31
Columbia Bottom Nov. 26, 28
Dec. 4-6, 9-11, 13, 16, 18-20, 22-23, 26-27, 29-31
Jan. 1-3, 5-12
Eagle Bluffs- Acuff Jan. 1-3, 6-7, 9-12
Eagle Bluffs- MWA Dec. 10-13, 16, 18, 20, 23-24, 26, 28, 29-31
Jan. 1-12
Fountain Grove Nov. 28
Dec. 13, 22-24, 26-31
Four Rivers Jan. 1-2, 7-9, 12
Marais Temps Clair Nov. 24-25, 29-30
Dec. 1, 2, 6-8, 13-16, 20-23, 27-30
Jan. 3-6, 10-12
Montrose Nov. 15, 21, 25-29
Dec. 2-6, 8-24, 26-27, 29-31
Jan. 1-12
Nodaway Valley Nov. 19, 27
Dec. 11-13, 16-20, 23-24, 26-31
Ted Shanks Dec. 11, 13, 16-20, 22-24, 26-31

When to apply

Sept. 1-18, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Results of the drawing will be available on the Waterfowl Reservation Results page (see below) Oct.1.

How to Apply

Go to our Apply for a Waterfowl Reservation link below. Have your Conservation ID number ready.

Important rules about accessible blind reservations

  • You or your designee must present one of the following at check-in on the morning of the hunt:
    • a valid, state-issued hang-tag/placard from the Department of Revenue (DOR) for an ADA-eligible driver/occupant, OR
    • a Hunting Method Exemption (Part One Stationary Vehicle)
  • Hunters may take up to three people with them during the hunt. Blinds will accommodate four people.
  • If you were drawn for 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, 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 allocated in the pre-season drawing 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 allocated in the pre-season drawing 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.

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Refer to the Wildlife Code.

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