Teal Season Wetland Area Status

Want to check the status of a wetland area before heading out to hunt teal? This table is updated yearly to provide information about whether or not there's a morning drawing, construction notices, and habitat status on 18 managed wetland areas so that you can make an informed decision about where to go.

2020 Teal season - Status of Missouri wetland areas as of July 28, 2020 (will be updated in late August)
Conservation Area Self-Check In or Drawing Repairs & Construction  Habitat/Food Status:
Moist-Soil
Acres Flooded/ Wetland Status No. Parties
Nodaway Valley Self-Check  None Good 35-50 No Limit
Bob Brown Self-Check Ongoing repairs to levees and roads. Area Access will be significantly restricted. Fair Varies as river rises and falls No Limit
Fountain Grove Self-Check Pump Station Construction Good 75 No Limit
Grand Pass Self-Check Wellhead structure replacement.  Repairs to Pool 7 and Pool 8 levees. Good 75-150 No Limit
Eagle Bluffs Self-Check None Excellent ~325 No limit
Ted Shanks Self-Check None Good ~400  No limit
B.K. Leach Self-Check Minor repairs Fair 300 No limit
Marais Temp Clair Self-Check Minor repairs Poor 200 No limit
Columbia Bottom Self-Check Pool 1 (refuge) levee broken, minor damage to other pools. Fair 300 No limit
Montrose Self-Check None Excellent Lake area No limit
Settle’s Ford Self-Check Levee repairs in Unit 4 Poor Most pools dry/30 acres No limit
Schell-Osage Self-Check Portions maybe closed for construction Good ~20 in A-pool No Limit
Four Rivers Self-Check Unit 3 levee and gate repair; Unit 4 gate repair Good U1 dry/U2 – 100 U3 & 4 – dry if no river rise No Limit
Duck Creek Self-Check None Fair/Good North Pool 1- 800 Units A & B - ~150 18-20 positions option to refill
Otter Slough Self-Check None Fair/Good ~350; Otter Lake was drawn down for management and will not be hunted for Teal. ~18
Coon Island Self-Check None Fair Borrows Only ~15 acres, depends on recent rains No Limit
Ten-Mile Pond Self-Check Portions may be closed for water control structure replacement and levee repairs Excellent 150-250 No Limit
Little River Self-Check None Good 40 3

* Preliminary estimates are based on late summer projections. They will be updated the week before teal season.

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This is NOT a legal document. Regulations are subject to revision during the current year.
Refer to the Wildlife Code.

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