Missouri River Wildlife Management Areas

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District and the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism will temporarily close portions of the 1,601-acre Elwood Bottoms Fish and Wildlife Mitigation Site Wildlife Area beginning June 1, 2020 due to construction of the St. Joseph Levee Raise Project by the Corps of Engineers. This temporary closure is to ensure the safety of construction workers and the public.
The Missouri River offers great opportunities for paddlecraft including kayaks. Kayakers are required to follow all boating regulations and rules of navigation. Always wear a life jacket and know the river conditions before you go.
Waterfowl hunting on the Missouri River and Wildlife Management Areas can be the best in the area during peak migration. Be sure to follow state and federal waterfowl hunting seasons and regulations where you are in Kansas or Missouri.
The Missouri River provides natural beauty year round. Check out the river year each season and behold the special scenes it has to offer.
Hunters and their dogs should wear the proper amount of blaze orange while hunting upland game. Always know your target and what's behind it.

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