Missouri Rice Field Duck Hunts

We offer Guided Duck Hunts in flooded rice and bean fields, as well as Self Guided Daily Pit Leases during duck season.  We also offer Guided Conservation Season Snow Goose Hunts in the spring. 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.

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.
  • Cooked Breakfast in the Field
  • 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
  • Personal Snacks (Breakfast Included)
  • 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

Duck Hunting Setups

The majority of our hunts take place in either comfortable sunken pits or above ground blinds.  We have access to thousands of acres of private ground across the Bootheel region.  From rice fields, to beans, or even some moist soil fields, we have several different options for our groups!

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.

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

Unique Hunting Styles

Waterfowl hunting in the Mississippi Flyway varies as greatly as any other flyway that you may hunt.  With us, you may hunt a pit one day & a blind on the edge of a field the very next.  Specklebellies, snow geese, & every type of puddle duck you can think of is a possibility when you are hunting the flooded fields of Southeast Missouri.  

Keeping You Informed

We strive to keep all of our clients informed about their upcoming trip with us, no matter the outlook.  The weather plays the biggest role in how the birds are in our area at any given time of the season.  

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