Missouri Duck Hunting

MISSOURI DUCK HUNTINGMissouri duck hunting in the waterfowling paradise of Missouri’s bootheel.  It’s no secret that in normal winters, Missouri is usually where many mallards hang out until until hard water and snow cover finally drives drive them further south. Waterfowl trade among Big Lake Refuge, Arkansas, Reelfoot Lake, Tennessee, and the Mississippi River, feeding in abundant regional agriculture. This guided Missouri duck hunt at Pure Hen Duck Calls’ Southern Duck Lodge consists of flooded agriculture and wooded pothole hunting. Mallards, gadwalls, pintails, green-winged teal, shovelers and speckle-bellies predominate the bag through most of the season.

These Missouri duck hunts take place on private leases that are normally hunted only Friday through Sunday, mostly rested on weekdays. The young, energetic staff is dedicated to keeping clients’ barrels hot.  This is a new operation, but owner Parker Watkins built the Pure Hen Duck Calls company from scratch, cut his teeth hunting this part of the Missouri bootheel, and professionally guided duck hunts for nearly a decade. He is personally committed to delivering a great guided Missouri duck hunt.

Habitat consists of flooded rice or soybeans and wooded potholes. Hunting areas are usually within 15 minutes of camp.  Depending on waterfowl activity, hunts are conducted over water, from pit blinds, portable skid blinds, and sometimes hidden among natural cover. Blinds accommodate maximum 8-10 hunters. Typical set-ups are 150-200 Higdon decoys, plus spinning-winged decoys.

A brand spanking new, 2,500 square-feet hunting lodge consists of a comfortable 4-bedroom/ 2-bath camphouse with terrific family atmosphere.  Three southern home-cooked meals daily to include juicy, pound-and-a-half ribeyes, burgers, smoked pork butts, pork chops and fish.  Make yourself at home and stretch out in front of the TV after polishing off some delicious cobbler for dessert, or enjoy games of shuffleboard of darts.

This Missouri duck hunt is within convenient driving distance from much of the central US. Fly into either Memphis or St, Louis, rent car and drive to lodge.

MISSOURI DUCK HUNTINGPeak dates for Missouri duck hunting usually falls between between Thanksgiving and Christmas – perfect timing for a family road trip.  For more information about this affordable guided Missouri duck hunt, or to schedule dates, contact Parker Watkins at (573) 724-2476, email purehenduckcalls@outlook.com.

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Timing

Guided Missouri duck hunting at Pure Hen Duck Calls’ Southern Duck Lodge usually runs the late-November through late-January, with splits.  Limited duck hunts available in January.  Speckle-bellied goose-only hunting late-January through of early-February. Call for best available dates.

Rates

$1,200 for 3-day Guided Missouri duck hunting packages.  Includes lodging, 3 meals, professional hunt guide services.  Licenses, ammunition, discretionary guide ($200) and cook gratuities ($100), and items of a personal nature not included.  Bird processing is provided for $2.50 per bird. Inquire with outfitter about hunts < 3 days.

$400 per day Missouri duck hunt to include lodging, 3 meals, hunting.

$150 per day afternoon specklebelly goose hunt (geese only if morning duck hunts achieved)

$200 Missouri specklebelly goose hunt to include lodging, 2 meals (breakfast and lunch), and hunt guide services.

Terms: A 50% non-refundable deposit is required to confirm reservations.  Balance is due on arrival.

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Getting There – Missouri Duck Hunt at Pure Hen Duck Calls’ Southern Duck Lodge

Pure Hen Duck Calls’ Southern Duck Lodge is located in Wardell, between Portageville and Kennett, Missouri (1:45 north of Memphis, 3 hours south of St. Louis).  Driving directions are provided at time of booking.  Guests usually arrive after 2 PM, and depart shortly after noon following their last morning hunt.

 

What To Bring – Missouri Duck Hunting

Shotgun

Layered clothing for wet-dry, cold-moderate. Check local weather forecast.

Warm waders are recommended

Ammo 3 – 3 1/2″( 2’s recommended)

Camouflage face mask.

Ice chest for your birds


Missouri Duck Hunting License Requirements

NR Missouri Small Game Hunting License ($80/season, $11/day), Missouri Migratory Bird Stamp ($6), Federal Waterfowl Stamp $25).  They may be purchased online.


Waterfowl Processing – Missouri Duck Hunts

Bird processing is done for $2.50 per. All birds must be properly tagged while on club properties.


Retriever Policy – Missouri Duck Hunts Pure Hen Duck Calls’ Southern Duck Lodge

Obedient retrievers are welcomed but not necessary. Pets are not allowed inside lodge.

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References

Joe Summer 803-275-4972

Shawn Rogers 504-237-7362

Vann Jordan 1-803-467-0545

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Book This Hunt Direct

MISSOURI DUCK HUNTINGPeak dates for Missouri duck hunting usually falls between between Thanksgiving and Christmas – perfect timing for a family road trip.  For more information about this affordable guided Missouri duck hunt, or to schedule dates, contact Parker Watkins at (573) 724-2476, email purehenduckcalls@outlook.com.

 

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