Missouri Rice Field Duck Hunts

We offer guided waterfowl hunts in flooded rice and bean fields, as well as Self Guided Daily Pit Leases during both duck season & the snow goose conservation season. We know that a good experience with an Outfitter goes far beyond just the number of birds harvested at the end of the day. From the planning stages, to the hunt, to the camaraderie in the blind, these are just a few of the things that make-up a quality experience from start to finish, & we strive to make every part of your trip with us, that we can control, to be enjoyable at the highest level.

Duck Hunting Setups

While most of our hunting opportunities come out of pits in rice and bean fields, we also hunt out of MOmarsh™ Invisichairs, MOmarsh™ AT-X Invisilays, layouts, and blinds whenever the birds present us the opportunity, giving us an edge over many other outfitters that are tied down to stationary pits all season long.

Duck & Speck Hunts 
Early November to Early February
Snow Goose Conservation Hunts
Early February to Early March

Waterfowl Hunting Opportunties

While hunting in the flooded rice & bean fields of Southeast Missouri, the time frame of which your hunt takes place will greatly determine the waterfowl which you are most likely to have the opportunity to bag. Early season hunts tend to bring a more mixed bag, while late season hunts tend to focus more heavily on the notorious green-headed Mallard. Mallards, gadwall, green-winged teal, northern shovelers, & pintails are the most common ducks that we encounter on a day to day basis. Specklebelly geese as well as Snow Geese are also a very likely possibility while hunting the flooded fields.

Unique Hunting Styles

We show you what duck hunting in the rice fields of the Bootheel of Missouri is all about. Our Mississippi Flyway duck hunting styles appeal to many different types of hunters. Duck hunting in our area varies nearly as much as any other state. No matter where we are hunting day to day, we are able to drop you off right beside the pit, blind, or layouts!

We provide frequent in-field reports to keep you current on the latest information about ducks in the Mississippi flyway. Additionally, we enjoy sharing anything new we learn and hunting tips throughout season with you to ensure everyone a better chance in the field, while increasing the likelihood of bagging a few more ducks this season. We aim to keep our clients informed on their upcoming hunts during season, no matter the outlook.

Keeping You Informed

We provide frequent in-field reports to keep you current on the latest information about ducks in the Mississippi flyway. Additionally, we enjoy sharing anything new we learn and hunting tips throughout season with you to ensure everyone a better chance in the field, while increasing the likelihood of bagging a few more ducks this season. We aim to keep our clients informed on their upcoming hunts during season, no matter the outlook.

Included in Your Guided Waterfowl Hunt

  • Professional, Experienced, & Friendly Waterfowl Guides – Some days a single guide may go with you, but some days multiple guides may accompany your group to give you the best possible hunt! Many times it helps to have as many seasoned callers in a pit as possible in the vast expanses of the prairie.
  • Proven Field Options spread throughout our Area, including both rice & bean fields that are managed all year specifically for duck & goose season
  • Fresh Coffee to Drink Before your Hunts at the Fowl Lifestyle HQ
  • Large Decoy Spreads, Well Brushed Pits & Blinds, & Motion Decoys
  • Ice Eaters to Ensure Open Water & Maximize the Best Possible Opportunities
  • Heaters Inside the Pits to Help Stay Warm
  • Constant Scouting by our Guides Before & During your Trip to the Bootheel which allows us to adapt our spreads, tactics, as well as locations
  • Hunting on Proven, Private Ground that is carefully managed all season specifically for waterfowl

Whats not Included

  • Licenses
  • Lunch, Snacks, & Drinks During the Hunt
  • Guide Gratuity (Standard industry rates per group range from 10-20% of trip price). All of our guides work for tips!
  • Lodging (Elk Chute Lodge is within 5 minutes of our HQ & Hotels are within 15-20 minutes of the Fowl Lifestyle Shop)
  • Bird Cleaning – Birds may be cleaned at the FLO HQ

What to Bring

  • Warm Clothing
  • Rain Gear
  • Waders (Knee Boots Minimum)
  • Steel Shot – BB – 2 Shot recommended
  • Face Mask/Paint
  • Bird Straps
  • Shotgun – Modified to Full-Choke
  • Cameras
  • Waterfowl Calls
  • Trained Retrievers – If Pre-approved

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