Starting October 1 and going through end of February the following refuge waters are closed: Monopoly Marsh, Rockhouse Marsh, moist soil units, and waterways located between Ditch 2 and 6. All other waters are open. This partial refuge waters closure is to minimize disturbance to migrating and wintering waterfowl.
During the youth deer hunt weekend, the refuge will have a partial refuge closure. The youth deer hunt is offered during the statewide youth deer weekend. Youths (11-15) may apply for the hunt by contacting the Missouri Department of Conservation by mid-summer each year. General information is available to the public by visiting the state website at http://www.mdc.mo.gov/. To apply directly for a hunt, access the interactive voice response telephone system between 4 a.m. and midnight using a touchtone phone at 1-800-829-2956 or go on-line to www.missouriconservation.org/hunt/deer. All hunters during the hunt must be licensed and abide by all applicable federal and state regulations.
Discover the tremendous diversity of waterfowl at Mingo National Wildlife Refuge. Join a refuge ranger in learning about the waterfowl that can be seen at Mingo. Following the presentation, participants can join the refuge ranger in observing waterfowl out on the refuge. Spotting scopes and binoculars will be available for use. Participants will meet at the Mingo National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center at 8 a.m. and the program will last roughly two hours.
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