There ain't much done in SEMO for waterfowl by the MDC or DU. I've hunted here all my life and for the last 15 years we've had less ducks than the 20 years before that. We don't get big pushes of birds like we used to but more like a tiny trickle of highly educated birds. Local conservation and NWR plant very little if any crops for waterfowl to eat, unless you consider cockleburs and Johnson grass food. I live, farm and hunt within 15 minutes of two state draw areas and I'll tell you first hand that I wouldn't drive to them and hunt. Save your fuel if coming from LA. I hunt on one my farms that I raise rice on and it's not been nothing to brag about so far this season. Temps the last 7 days have been to mild here and to mild in northern MO to move anything down.