To duck hunt, our wetlands requires chest waders, decoys and the hunter's own calling skills. We have have stilt and several float blinds built of 2x6 lumber, seat 5 and are covered with our own agriculturally grown rippy grass. We have been in the waterfowl hunting business for a long time and have a good understanding of the micro flyways. See our unguided Missouri private land duck hunting main section along with aerial and waterfowl level duck blind pictures.
Greenhead hunts, with an occasional hen that takes a shot, is what we all like to see and does occur frequently enough to make waterfowl hunting primary member interest the highest renewal rate in the Association.
Missouri waterfowl hunting on the lower Missouri River Basin for the un guided duck and goose hunter seeking private wetlands.
Mid-America Hunting Association enhanced several Missouri natural wetlands with levees and in/out flow water level controls and permanent blinds over marsh, slough, flooded timber and crop. Each waterfowl hunter may pick and choose from over 30 blinds, wade-in and lay-out boat areas of where to hunt as well as select the type of wetlands from day to day during the entire season. Goose hunters will have thousands of acres of crop land to scout out and set up where the geese are rather than pick a spot and hope the geese show up. Those with dogs may also pheasant hunt between duck hunts.
Our hunts are on 100% private wetlands we lease for our exclusive use and are free of any WRP type habitat restrictions allowing us to create exactly the kind of duck attracting wetlands that ensures that if the migration is on we have ducks.
We drain, dry, plant, cut and flood to our choice of water level each of our Missouri wetlands enhancing their waterfowl attraction. Come to Missouri and waterfowl hunt our wetlands once and the hunter will return for years to come.
We also have a large selection of farm ponds, watershed lakes without blinds to setup a more basic do it yourself waterfowl hunt. This includes another 8,000 acres in Missouri crop stubble on a variety of water bodies for goose spreads. In the pursuit of geese the waterfowl hunter will find additional opportunities outside of Missouri with many good areas in Kansas.
The Entire Missouri Waterfowl Seasons
Teal are not a big draw for most duck hunters. Their illustration here is to show the Association's approach to season long waterfowl hunting from early teal through spring goose for as often as any hunter wants to hunt.
Teal again on our wetlands during prior to season opener while the wetlands was still being flooded. The water at this spot will reach the far tree line when full. The teal seem to prefer this muddy water stage over open water.
Late Missouri Goose
Crop field hunt after regular duck season. Two days of scouting, set the spread, hunted this level of success for several days.
For the most part our Missouri waterfowl areas allow goose harvests incidental to a wetlands duck hunt. This is made possible as some of our Missouri wetlands attract enough of both on open water as well as adjoining crop fields.
All waterfowl hunts are by a telephone reservation to a numbered blind, wade-in area, farm pond or watershed lake. Waterfowl reservations are for the entire day and in all cases we require the waterfowl hunter to first see the blind or other area in daylight before ever trying to move in during early dark hours. No early setups before the first morning's reservation.
Blinds may be easy to access as dry land walk up within 400 yards of the wetland's parking area or as much as a 2 mile walk when the road access is wet on one of our wetlands. These are the two extremes and everything in between exists depending on the wetlands and blind location.
Four wheeler (ATV not OTR vehicles) access is largely possible with the understanding the 4-wheeler is back at the parking area or well camouflaged before first light - remember this is serious waterfowl hunting with serious hunters under private land conditions where public wetlands or waterfowl hunter mentality is not tolerated. Those that offend other members typically come to the attention of the MAHA owner very quickly and we do not have any rehabilitative attitude.
For the most part a two wheel deer cart with a bag of 2 dozen mixed decoys will be the extent of transportation requirement to access nearly all the blinds. In some cases a small jon boat or canoe will make getting into the blinds fully surrounded by water easier. No boat bigger than that which will fit in the back of a pickup is required. We do not have any wetlands with boat trailer access.
When it comes to Missouri waterfowl hunts we have the range of wetlands and crop land habitat for those that can goose and duck hunt on their own.
We provide recommendations where to hunt and a lodging listing of near by motels. We provide the wetlands management in terms of cover and food source planting, blind building and water level control. The waterfowl hunter provides his own calling skill, dogs, decoys and shooting ability.
Our waterfowl hunting is for the experienced hunter - not one requiring a guide. For those that want to hunt on their own, that is the waterfowl hunting we provide. For those that wish to try as new waterfowl hunters a duck or goose hunt we offer a buddy hunt list where inexperienced waterfowl hunters can team up with those that have duck hunted a long time. The same list is also for average waterfowl hunters seeking others of the same interest to share a hunt in Missouri for waterfowl or otherwise.
In short we take Missouri's very good waterfowl migration geography and make it better for the waterfowl hunter that seeks private wetlands for a self guided waterfowl hunter.