Friday, October 2, 2015

MDC provides accessible duck blind at Duck Creek for hunters with disabilities

Duck Creek Conservation Area has a new accessible hunting blind ready for use in the upcoming waterfowl seasons. (MDC photo)
PUXICO, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) has installed a new accessible hunting blind at Duck Creek Conservation Area (CA) for waterfowl hunters with disabilities. The blind, which is ready for use in the upcoming waterfowl seasons, is a final piece of renovations to the area.
“We want to help all people discover nature and this accessible duck blind is part of making that happen,” said Keith Cordell, manager of Duck Creek CA.
The ADA blind is in the south central corner of position 16 in Unit A. A paved walkway startsat a parking pad and descends toward the blind, which reaches out into the pool. The structure took an MDC construction crew about six weeks to build.
To make a reservation to use the blind, hunters may call the Southeast Regional Office at(573)290-5730 on or after Oct. 1.  Once the season starts, the Duck Creek Office will manage availability of the blind and can be reached at (573)222-3337.
During the waterfowl season, if the blind isn't reserved by a hunter with disabilities, the position/blind will go into the morning draw and may be used by other hunters.
More information on accessible conservation and hunting areas can be found online or by calling the MDC’s Southeast Regional Office at (573)290-5730.