Check in is anytime after 5:00 p.m. the evening prior to your first day of hunting. Appetizers, dinner and an open bar will be waiting for you at the Salt River lodge. Departure is after lunch (1:00 p.m.) on the third day of hunting.
If flying privately, Omar N. Bradley Airport in Moberly is 15 minutes away, and we can arrange roundtrip car service free of charge to Mallard Valley.
If flying into Columbia Regional Airport, we can arrange roundtrip car service for $100 to Mallard Valley, or you may rent a car and drive the hour long trip to the lodge.
If flying into Kansas City International Airport or Lambert St. Louis International Airport, you will need to rent a car and drive the roughly three hours to the lodge.
Prior to arriving at Mallard Valley, if you have not completed a certified hunter’s education course or have lost your certificate number you will need to purchase a $10 Apprentice Hunter’s Authorization Permit in order to be able to purchase your hunting licenses.
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All hunting guests will also need to purchase required licenses before arriving at Mallard Valley. This can be done online at the Missouri Department of Conservation website or purchasing them in the sporting goods department at any Wal-Mart store location in Missouri.
In order to hunt you will need the following licenses:
Federal Duck Stamp
State Migratory Bird Permit ($6)
Non-Resident Small Game License ($11/day or $80 annually)
Please bring your preferred hunting clothes, shotgun and shells with you. Keep in mind Missouri weather changes frequently, so we urge you to keep an eye on the forecast to ensure you bring the necessary clothing and equipment for a pleasant hunting experience.
Guests are also more than welcome to bring dogs on the trip. We don’t allow dogs in the lodge, but we do have comfortable kennels set up for dogs to stay in during your time with us.
As always, feel free to contact Ralls Easterling at 573-529-3663 or email@example.com should you have any questions or special accomodations.
We look forward to having you join us in the Valley!