SCENES FROM THE VALLEY
MEET OUR OWNER & LAND MANAGER
Ralls Easterling is a graduate of Clemson University, where he studied conservation area management. Growing up in rural Missouri on the family farm, he began hunting at an early age and quickly fell in love with the outdoors. As he grew older he found another love: one for land management and conservation. He began working extensively on managing the family farms for quality wildlife habitat.
“Like so many, my first taste of land management and lessons in conservation were taught to me at an early age by my father," said Ralls. "I have fond memories planting native prairie grasses and creating covey headquarters with him to provide quail habitat." Since those early days, Ralls has worked hard to create and maintain some of the best deer, duck, upland bird and turkey habitat in the state of Missouri.
“There’s no greater feeling than working hard and knowing you’ve done all you could in the offseason to provide the best habitat possible," said Ralls. "It’s a magical moment when you get to harvest mallards over the corn you fought Mother Nature with to get planted and flooded, or watching a 160-inch buck grazing in a food plot you worked so hard to put in. When season comes and you finally see the fruits of your labor… there is nothing more rewarding for me than seeing the experience and joy you’ve created for your clients. That’s what its all about for me.”
Welcome to Mallard Valley Outfitters, one of the premier hunting destinations the Midwest has to offer. We're a family-owned and operated farm and outfitter in north central Missouri, an area renowned as a sportsman's paradise for trophy whitetail deer, waterfowl, upland bird, and wild turkey hunting. A short two-to-three hour drive from St. Louis and Kansas City, and just an hour from Columbia, Mallard Valley provides an ideal location for a true outdoor getaway.
Home to one of the largest privately-owned contiguous wetlands in the Show-Me State, Mallard Valley's wetlands, timber, row crop fields, prairies and rolling hills encompass more than 1,500 acres across three Missouri counties. Whether it's trophy whitetail or waterfowl you're after, Mallard Valley is proud to offer you a private hunting experience unparalleled.
Outdoors, we're dedicated to providing world-class habitat and hunting opportunities through extensive land management practices and minimal hunting pressure. Indoors, our Salt River Lodge will be waiting with delicious home-cooked meals, cozy accommodations and an open bar. For us, this is a labor of love. For you, it'll be memories of a lifetime shared with family and friends. So come on in, rest a spell and enjoy the beauty of God's great outdoors with us. We'd be honored to have you.
Welcome to Mallard Valley...and welcome to the best of the Midwest.