Rathbun Lake offers many opportunities for a variety of game . Deer , pheasant , quail , turkey , duck , geese , rabbit and squirrel may be found on public hunting lands .
The north side of Rathbun Lake has more wooded areas and blocks of timber than the south side . The oak-hickory stands of the north side provide excellent habitat for turkey , deer and squirrel . The south shore of the lake has more areas of warm season grass and smaller woodlots . Upland species such as pheasant and quail are hunted here . Waterfowl hunters can take advantage of the six marshes located on the two forks of the lake . Consult the Rathbun Lake map for hunting and refuge areas .
The Corps of Engineers issues permanent duck blind permits for sites located east of Highway S70 . Permitees may construct a permanent blind and leave decoys in designated areas for hunting during regular seasons .
For information on this year ’ s duck blind drawing contact Tyler Stewart at 816-389-3112 , or visit https :// tinyurl . com / RathbunHunting .