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Missouri Bootheel Duck Hunting

Waterfowl hunting pits & blinds at Cotton Hill Farms, in Dunklin County, Missouri.

Folks, this is "Duck Central"!      We have the Mallards!!!!

We usually have pits for the duck season.  The pits at Cotton Hill Farms are taken, but through a management agreement with a couple of neighboring farms, Kent S. Freeman will manage the hunting at some pits a short distance from Cotton Hill Farms.  These are established pits, in rice fields, and are in excellent locations.  Our hunting has been excellent, and the demand for pits in the Missouri Bootheel is very high.  If you want one, just holler, and we'll get you into a good pit.

Cotton Hill Farms is a 500 acre row crop farm, growing rice, soybeans, grain sorghum, winter wheat, and cotton. Located in the "Bootheel" of Missouri, southeast of Kennett, MO and northwest of Blytheville, AR.   The farm is 4 miles from the Arkansas State Line and consists of about 460 acres of cropland, and has 40 acres of wooded (flooded timber) wetlands.   We rent only four (4) hunting sites on the farm, so each site has the potential for maximum success.

Between the Mississippi and St. Francis Rivers are thousands of acres of rice, and the largest man-made drainage system in the world.  Big Lake National Wildlife Refuge, the 10,000 acre Big Lake Wildlife Management Area managed for waterfowl hunting by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, and the 4,000 acre Hornersville Swamp Wildlife Management Area managed for waterfowl by the Missouri Department of Conservation, are all within five miles of Cotton Hill Farms. Reelfoot Lake, TN is only thirty miles away.  Also in the region are St. Francis Sunken Lands WMA, and Dave Donaldson/Black River WMA, in Arkansas, Moss Island State Waterfowl Refuge, and Chickasaw NWR and Hatchie NWR in TN, and Mingo National Wildlife Refuge, Duck Creek WMA, Otter Slough WMA, and Ten Mile Pond WMA, in Missouri. As you might guess, this area is a major Mallard wintering area in the upper Mississippi River Delta. Some estimates report as much as a quarter of the Continental Mallard Population winters in this region.

Cotton Hill Farms is a short distance from Interstate-55.  There is a 5000 foot runway at the Kennett Airport, and there are motels, restaurants, and a casino nearby.

Cotton Hill Farms has an ongoing Waterfowl Enhancement Project. Ducks Unlimited, the Missouri Department of Conservation, and the Natural Resources Conservation Service of the USDA, are all cooperating with Kent and Cotton Hill Farms to create a premier waterfowl area.

Just telephone (573-888-1169) or email us at ksfreeman@nwcable.net for further information.

Happy Hunting!

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