2022 Upper Mississippi Waterfowl Blind Drawing Registration Opens June 18 | Living

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The Missouri Department of Conservation will open 2022 registration for blind hunting sites in the Upper Mississippi Conservation Area Restricted Waterfowl Hunting Zone from June 18 through July 3.

All blind site draws will be conducted electronically. The electronic draw to allocate blind sites will take place on July 5. Once the draw has been made, successful applicants will be notified by email. Candidates can only be assigned to one blind site. From July 6 to July 17, these applicants can choose up to three co-registrants to occupy the blind site with them.

All applicants must obtain appropriate hunting permits, conservation ID number, email address and phone number to register. In addition:

  • All applicants must be at least 16 years old
  • Persons between the ages of 16 and 64 must have a Resident or Non-Resident Annual Small Game Hunting Permit and a Missouri Migratory Bird Hunting Permit
  • Any honorably discharged military veteran with a service-related disability of sixty percent (60%) or greater, or was a prisoner of war during military service, or any member of the United States military currently assigned as a patient to a Brigade Warrior Transition Unit, Warrior Transition Unit or Military Medical Center will only need a Missouri Migratory Bird Hunting Permit.
  • Missouri resident hunters age 65 or older only need a Missouri Migratory Bird Hunting Permit

For more information, call the Upper Mississippi Conservation Area at 573-898-5905, or the MDC St. Louis Regional Office at 636-441-4554.

The Upper Mississippi Conservation Area includes federal lands along the Mississippi River north of St. Louis. These federal lands include pools 24, 25, and 26 and consist of 87 separate parcels totaling 12,500 acres between Melvin Price Lock and Dam and LaGrange, Missouri.

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