Fowl Lifestyle Outfitters





Southeast of Missouri

Northeast Arkansas

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(615) 603-6089
Rives, MO 63875

Fowl Lifestyle Outfitters Self-Guided Daily Pit Leases

Get a glimpse of what true Southeast Missouri duck hunting is all about with Fowl Lifestyle Outfitters in Rives, Missouri. If you are looking for a more of the DIY style of hunting, then our Self-Guided Daily Pit Leases are for you!  We take the stress & extra work out of the hunt for those who can't spend countless days & hours preparing for a couple hunts a year, or just want an opportunity to hunt on their own without a guide in a different location, but not on public ground. We only offer a select number of daily leases each year to ensure the best possibilities for each group. 

We provide nearly everything you need to be setup for a successful hunt in a proven area, but making the birds finish is up to you! Our daily pit leases are one of the major cornerstones of our services, & just by reading our past clients testimonials, you can tell why!

We offer 3 different rates based on group sizes.  We are confident that you will not find a better DPL setup anywhere.

Our Prices Includes Hunting for up to 5, 8, or 12 People, 100+ Decoys, Comfortable Pit, & a Flooded Field.

Some fields have over 80 acres of water, while others may only have 15-30 acres of water.  Each field is managed to a specific goal based on how they perform best! Over time we learned how each field performs best & in what scenarios (ie. amount of water, number of decoys, etc.).

Rest assured you are being given the best opportunity possible on each days hunt with us. 

Rotating Fields, High Quality Spreads, Proven Ground & a Bottleneck Location in the Flyway

Our goal is to strive to have the highest possible rate of return clients each year.

2017-2018 DPL Season Rates

Large Group Rate - Up to 8

1-2 Days: $750/day

3+ Days: $650/day

(As low as $81.25/PP/PD)

Small Group Rate - Up to 5

1-2 Days: $550/day

3+ Days: $500/day

(As low as $100/PP/PD)

XL Group Rate - Up to 12

1-2 Days: $1200/day

3+ Days: $1000/day

(As low as $83.33/PP/PD)

Pits - Duck Hunting

Duck Season Daily Pit Leases - Self-Guided Hunts

We offer self-guided daily pit leases for up to 8 hunters per group. Included in your hunt are 100+ decoys already set out for your group. Hunting begins and ends at legal shooting time each day, & you may hunt it as you see fit during your trip to the bootheel, whether that be from sunrise to sunset, or mornings only, you decide. 

A 50% Non-refundable Deposit is required to lock in your dates for your pit lease, with the remaining balance due upon arrival. Harvest opportunities include mallards, pintails, wigeon, green-wing teal, gadwall, northern shovelers, possibly some divers, specklebelly geese, & of course snow geese!

Our DPL clients arrive the afternoon before their first day of hunting & meet us at our Guide's Quarters.  They are then shown the ground they will be hunting during their trip, & we answer any questions they may have.  It is a completely DIY type hunt.

Southern Hospitality

When you hunt with us, we want you to feel like you are hunting in your own pit & field. We accomplish this by showing you what true Southern hospitality is all about. Waterfowl hunting in the flooded rice & bean fields of southeast Missouri is quickly becoming the new waterfowl hotspot in the MS Flyway, so choose us and experience SE Missouri duck hunting at its finest.

We take great pride in the upkeep of our pits & the fields that we hunt in & have the utmost respect for the birds we chase & the land we hunt on!  We believe you will be hard pressed to find another outfit that takes as much care as we do about their ground & pits.

Included in Your Hunt 

Included in your hunt is a large, spacious, & well-brushed pit, along with one or two dog boxes in a proven flooded rice or bean field.  

We also provide 100+ decoys depending on recent brid activity, set out in an effective spread based on what has recently been working best.  Some fields have just over a 100 decoys while others may have upwards of 600, completely dependant on the location, bird patterns, & time of season.

One of our guides will show your group the pit & field that you will be hunting during your trip the evening before your first day of your lease & give you any tips on recent bird reactions to calling, decoys setups, & motion decoys that might be helpful as well as answer any questions you may have!

Why Our Daily Pit Leases?

You are guaranteed to never be in standing water inside of our pits, we have false floors in all of our pits & we regularly pump them dry to ensure maximum comfort during your hunt.

We have multiple rotating pit options for our self-guided clients, giving us the best ability to put you in the most productive field for your trip to the bootheel.  Our operation does not tie down our self-guided clients to a single field all season.  Multiple rotating options give our clients the best possible trip success!

Quality decoy spreads will already be in place in an effective setup so that the hunt will be as relaxing as possible for you, but you are also welcome to change the spread as you see fit during your hunts.

There are very few self-guided hunts or daily pit leases that are capable of accommodating a group of 6 or 8 hunters comfortably.  Our pit leases are great for corporate outings or family reunions with a duck hunting twist!

Missouri Nonresident License fees required to hunt waterfowl are substantially less expensive than our bordering waterfowl hunting states. A 3-day trip will cost you about $40 plus your federal duck stamp compared to our neighboring states that will run you over $100, plus the duck hunting is just plain better!

While many operations put most of their focus on their guided hunts, pushing their daily pit leases to the "back burner", considering them not as important as their guided hunts, we see our daily pit leases as one of the cornerstones of our outfitter services & strive to make them as successful for you as our guided hunts.  We give our Self-Guided clients the same opportunities as our guided clients, including the use of some of the same pits we show our guided clients throughout season.

Putting you on the birds is our job every day! We don't just show your group a pit & then go hunt another more productive field while you're stuck in a historically less productive spot.  We run a limited number of groups per day, therefore we are able to put those groups in the best fields on any given day, while resting our other fields for upcoming hunts.






Not Included in Your Hunt

Not included in your hunt are guides, appropriate license, motion decoys, personal hunting gear, and transportation to the pit. We recommend ATVs or UTVs for transportation from parking area to pit locations but most all of our locations are easily accessible by foot (1/4 mile or less).  Some locations require a short walk through shallow water to your pit (less than 200 yards) due to the fact that not all pits can be accessed completely by atv/utv because of excessive mud, water levels, or ditches on the edges of our fields.

Many Daily Pit Lease clients also choose to tip the guides, while many may not see the amount of work that goes into setting up our self-guided clients hunts, our guides are constantly picking up & moving decoys, cleaning & pumping pits dry, & scouting fields to decide where best to put our self-guided clients during their trip. Our guides work for tips day in & day out, & they appreciate everything.

DPL clients are responsible for keeping open water during below freezing periods.  Some of the best hunting of the season comes around icy periods, especially during a thaw. Most fields are capable of running an ice eater by pulling water out of a ditch on the edge of a field near the pit. 

Contact us today for the trip of a lifetime in Southeast Missouri

Spring Conservation Snow Goose Pit Leases

We offer Snow Goose Pit Leases for the spring Conservation Season in Southeast Missouri.  The fields in this program are previously flooded rice or bean fields, that have been drained specifically for spring snow goose season.  Our fields range from 40 acres to nearly 200 acres depending on the setup.

Included in your lease is the drained field(s) & a well brushed pit with a false floor that will be pumped dry before your hunt. We also encourage our clients to bring their own layout blinds, just in case the birds are preferring a different spot in the field than the pit area. These hunts take place during the spring conservation season which means unplugged shotguns, e-callers, & no limits hunting!

All pits in this program are capable of comfortably hunting up to 8 hunters.

We can do week long leases from a Sunday through the following Saturday, or seasonal leases.  All gear must be setup on the morning of your first day at the earliest & removed on the last evening at the latest.

Contact us today to discuss the best available dates for your spring snow goose conservation season hunt as there will only be a limited number of available dates.


Very few things compare to Screamin' Snow Geese Dropping Straight out of the sky into your spread!