Annual duck blind registration at Wappapello Lake announced | News
BUTLER COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers at Wappapello Lake will hold the annual duck blind registration on August 18 at the Bill Emerson Memorial Visitor Center.
Anyone wishing to place a floating blind on the lake needs to be signed up before 1 p.m. If you are not signed up by this time, the Corps says you will be required to wait until the drawing/placement process is finished to register and choose a location for your blind.
According to the Corps of Engineers, blinds must be provided by the applicant and meet the “Minimum Standards for Floating Duck Blinds” (copies will be available the day of the drawing). The registration fee for a duck blind is $15 and applicants must bring cash, in the exact amount, or a personal check or money order made payable to “FAO, USACE, St. Louis District.”
If you are interested in registering a duck blind and cannot attend the drawing, please contact the Natural Resources Management Department at 573-222-8562, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. following the drawing. You may stop by the Project Office to obtain an application form and a copy of the “Minimum Standards for Floating Duck Blinds." Duck blinds may be placed on the lake after September 3.
As a reminder, a gradual lake drawdown begins the week of December 15, and continues until the lake reaches conservation pool (usually by the first week of January) in accordance with established lake management standards.
The Corps asks the you please keep this in mind when choosing a location for placement of your duck blind. All blinds affected by low water levels must be relocated to areas that will not become dry during the drawdown.
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