Missouri Waterfowl Hunting Rates
With a multitude of different hunting opportunities from comfortable pits to big blinds spread across thousands of acres in the Southeast Missouri, we strive to give you the best possible opportunities while hunting Southeast Missouri!
Guided Duck & Speck
Our duck & goose season hunts take place over huge floating & full-body spreads to target migrating ducks & geese each day that are moving between one of the many major waterfowl refuges in our area. It’s an absolute blast to be in a pit, eye level with your decoy spread, finishing ducks & geese right in front of you!
We manage each of our farms all season to hold waterfowl in the immediate vicinity of our pits/blinds which gives us an edge over others in our area. We flood & hold water on nearly three times as many fields as what we hunt each year to maximize the numbers of birds immediately around us. Our guided hunts are half-day hunts, with a goal of resting our fields in the afternoons for the birds to use.
Self-Guided Daily Pit Lease
Are you looking for a premier hunt in a high traffic area, but would like to do it completely on your own without a guide or having to fight to get a good spot on public ground? Then our Self-Guided option may be what you are looking for!
Our daily pit leases include over 500 decoys already set out in a permanent spread just waiting for you. These hunts are a flat rate for Up to 8 people. We provide your crew with a well-brushed pit in a flooded field & the rest is up to you!
- Nov. 25-28 & Dec. 7 – Jan. 31
- Up to 8 People – Flat Rate
- 500+ Decoys
- Comfortable Pit with a False Floor
- No Minimum
- Nov. 24-27 & Dec. 7 – Jan. 31
- 500-1000+ Floater & Full-body Spreads
- Comfortable Pits & Blinds
- Cooked Breakfast & Drinks Included
- Main Target: Ducks & Specks
- 4 Man Minimum
- Private Party Hunts
- Feb. 7 – Feb. 28
- Comfortable Pits
- Breakfast & Drinks Included
- 3000+ Decoys & E-Callers
- 4 Man Minimum
We run several ice eaters throughout the season to maintain open water during cold snaps for our guided hunts. Their durability has been proven in past seasons, having been ran for over 200+ hours straight in past seasons. Depending on the length of a freeze & how cold it gets, we may opt to move your dates to provide you with the best possible options.
If we decide that is in your best interest to cancel your hunt, we will try to provide you with dates later in the current season if possible, but worst case scenario, we will roll your deposit over to the following season. We want to give you the best hunt possible, & if we cancel your hunt, rest assured it is worth moving dates.
All paid monies are non-refundable.
Is there a group minimum?
Guided Hunts have a 4 Man Minimum
Daily Pit Leases: No Minimum with Max of 8
*Guided Hunt Groups are Never Mixed
Do you offer lodging?
We do not offer in-house lodging but we highly recommend staying at the ELK CHUTE LODGE which is only about 5 minutes of our HQ. www.elkchutelodge.com
There are also several hotel options in either Blytheville, AR which is about 15-20 minutes to our south, just across the state line or in Kennett, MO which is about 25 minutes north of the Fowl Lifestyle HQ where we meet our clients for our Missouri hunting.
License & Requirements
MO Migratory Bird Hunting Permit: $6
MO Non-Resident Daily Small Game Permit: $14/day
Federal Duck Stamp: $25
Can I bring my dog?
Guided Hunts: Yes, we enjoy seeing our client’s well-trained retrievers come hunt with them during their trip & it gives our retrievers a well needed break. Only one retriever is allowed a-field during the hunt due to the fact that many of our locations only have a single dog hide. They must be pre-approved by our staff & under control at all times during the trip. Clients must inform us prior to arrival to guarantee use of their own dog.
Daily Pit Lease: All of our setups have a minimum of 1 dog box, many have 2 boxes, setup specifically for your retriever during your hunt.
Do I need Waders?
Water depths will range in all of our SEMO fields from a few inches up to 24 inches. While we recommend waders for our guided clients, we can most definitely get you anywhere we may go in waterproof knee boots.
Self-Guided clients will need waders as some of our fields have shallow ditches that will need to be crossed to retrieve birds or move decoys in certain locations.
Refunds for booked hunts?
All deposits & paid monies are non-refundable. If hunts are cancelled/rolled over due to inclement weather, dates will be rescheduled either during the current season or for the upcoming season & the paid monies will be rolled-over.
Rescheduling of hunts for the next season is the clients’ responsibility. We will reach out to you after the current season to rebook your new dates. If we are unable to reach you to lock in dates for the upcoming season, we cannot guarantee available dates. Your originally booked dates will not be “re-assumed” for the following season. Hunts will NOT be rolled over for more than 1 season.
If a group cancels their hunt by there own decision, all paid monies are non-refundable.
We do not guarantee limits as we are hunting a wild migratory bird, but we do guarantee 100% of our effort day in & day out.
If a member our group is unable to attend or backs out of a hunt after our initial deposit is made, can their deposit be applied to our remaining balance?
Unfortunately not. We plan each day of our season around the number of hunters for that specific day. If a member of your group is unable to attend/backs out, their deposit is forfeited.
Who calls the shots?
Guided Hunts: Our experienced guides will call the shot for safety reasons & to present the best shot for everyone. Judging distance in the vast expanses of the prairie can trick even the most seasoned waterfowler.
Daily Pit Lease: You are in charge of everything from breaking down the birds, to finishing the them, to making the right shot call!
Can I bring my kids?
Safety is our number one concern with all ages, but we welcome everyone who wants to join us in the field! Kids are the next step to preserving our outdoor heritage.
A total of 6 ducks may be harvested per day, per hunter. You may also harvest 2 specks & up to 20 snow geese. The possession limit is 3 times your daily limit.
What waterfowl will we see?
Our most common types of ducks we harvest on a day to day basis in the flooded fields of SEMO are the following: Mallards, Pintails, Gadwall, Green-Winged Teal, Northern Shovelers, as well as some Wigeon. We do see some divers on occasion as well & if your lucky you may get a chance at a Black Duck!
What terrain do you hunt?
Our hunts take place in shallowly flooded rice, beans, corn, or moist soil fields, as well as some flooded timber.
Do we need an ATV?
Guided Hunts: We provide all hunting transportation for our guided hunts. We have several Polaris Ranger Crews as well as other SxS & ATV’s to ensure you never have to walk more than a few feet to the pit!
Daily Pit Leases: We highly recommend bringing an ATV/UTV to get your crew to & from the pits from the gravel parking areas. While we do have groups that opt not to bring transportation, we stress that it is a necessity. Many of our pits sit in the middle of a flooded field. Gumbo mud can be physically demanding to walk across even for fit individuals.
If we cancel your hunt due to extreme weather or other extenuating circumstances, deposits will be rolled over to the following season. Paid monies are non-refundable.
Trips will only be carried over for a single season. If a group fails to rebook their trip for the following season, their deposit will be forfeit. If a group doesn’t book prior to a full schedule, their deposit will be forfeit. All groups with a rollover hunt will be given first option at dates prior to accepting new bookings.
How long do you hunt?
Our Guided hunts last until lunch.
Self-Guided hunters can hunt as much or as little as they prefer during legal shooting hours.
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We had a daily pit lease for four days. The blinds are amazing. The first day was iced up but when the thaw came it was on! Highly recommend coming here. Tyler came out & helped us get rid of the ice when he didn’t have to! Awesome place to go with a bunch of birds!
Great operation! We did the daily pit lease for the past weekend & was really impressed. Nice pits located in a great area. Tyler & Ryan are really great guys & definitely took care of us. Thanks for the awesome hunt & we’ll see you next year!
We had an amazing time hunting with Matt and Evan. The weather wasn’t great our first day. These two guys went above and beyond to get us on some ducks. The breakfast they cook is pretty dang good too. Looking forward to returning next year.
We had a great time! Good guys who work hard for you. Don’t hesitate to booka hunt. We will definitely be back!