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Duck Hunter’s Ultimate Dream

Awake in your own huntland lodge sleeping quarters – knowing that duck’s are dropping into your own perfectly flooded paradise. Throw-on your hunt gear – walk out your back door – jump-in your blind – and – bag your limit – before other hunters can even drive to their spot !!!


Maxie’s Waterfowl Lodge

A hunter’s dream such as this could only be accomplished by one of the best wildlife land developer’s in the state of Missouri. This property is the “Total Package Real Deal” for waterfowl hunters who are tired of fighting all the limiting factors associated with waterfowl success. # 31

Listing Agent: John Hoyt 660-375-5253

Swan Lake Drop Zone: 1 mile from Refuge

Acreage: 85 acres more or less

Aerial Water Reflectivity: Superior

Waterfowl Blinds: Perfectly Situated

Cropland Food Plots: Flooded

Lodge: Beautifully Restored Sumner Lodge

Shallow Water Flooding: Electric Well System

Extras: Whitetail Deer @ the Lodge Orchard

2006 Taxes: $ 523.21

Wildlife: Superior Flooded Duck Hunting

Property Features:

  • Superior Location
  • Swan Lake Refuge
  • Major Flyway
  • Duck Drop Zone
  • Migratory Resting Area
  • Migratory Nesting Area
  • Excellent Access
  • Utilities
  • Abundant Wildlife


Featured Wildlife:

  • Superior Waterfowl
  • Ducks – Many Species
  • Featured: Mallard
  • Geese – Many Species
  • Featured: Greater Canada
  • Shorebirds
  • Bald Eagle
  • Whitetail Deer



  • Restored Hunting Lodge
  • Beautifully Decorated
  • Sleeps 10 Comfortably
  • Lodge Adjacent Hunting
  • Field Controlled Flooding
  • Deep Well System
  • Electric Pumping System
  • Easy Maintenance
  • Blinds In Place






$ 675,000




Maxie’s Waterfowl Lodge, is truly a masterfully designed waterfowl retreat – it just has everything an avid duck hunter could want. In 2005 Dave Fuhr, wildlife expert, and waterfowl enthusiast set-out to design and build the perfect waterfowl experience. Several years of severe drought had burdened the north-central flyway haven located in the Swan Lake Refuge Zone. Mr. Fuhr was well aware of the history of this marvelous waterfowl flyway, but also knew that without an adequate supply of water – even during the driest of times – there’d be no ducks. With that thought at the foundation of his planning he brought to life a waterfowl hunter’s dream property – a place where waterfowl hunting memories are made.

Maxie’s Waterfowl Lodge with it’s uniquely controlled flooded crop fields is ideally situated on a 85 acre tract of land located directly north of the Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge, near Sumner, Missouri.


Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge

The refuge was established in 1937 and purchase of 10,795 acres began at that time. The primary purpose for the establishment of the refuge was to provide nesting, resting and feeding areas for waterfowl, primary ducks. Since establishment of the refuge, the primary emphasis on waterfowl species has been expanded to include the Eastern Prairie Population of Canada geese. Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge is considered a primary wintering area for Canada geese, with populations ranging upwards to 80,000 birds annually. It is not uncommon for the Refuge to host hundreds of thousands of ducks, comprised mostly of mallards and dabblers, during the fall migration. Birds often retreat to the nearby Grand and Missouri Rivers and back to the Refuge, during cold snaps. Up to 150 Bald Eagles may winter at the Refuge along with the waterfowl. Mallards and Wood Ducks are regular breeders during the summer months. Shorebird monitoring information is collected using the methods as described in the International Shorebird Survey, over 30 species of shorebirds visit the refuge annually. It was discovered in October of 1997 that several million swallows, snow and blue geese, roost in crop fields nearby the Refuge. This phenomenon was repeated and observed again in following years. The refuge undoubtedly plays a major role in feeding the waterfowl masses. (see Refuge Map & Maxie’s Waterfowl Lodge Location – clink maps & pictures).




Maxie’s Waterfowl Lodge, offers a long complete 8 month season of waterfowl hunting, with the ability to control the water levels – the hunts on this property have been truly fantastic and very consistent. The season starts in September with Blue and Green Wing Teal. Flocks of 200 teal were common this past season. 2006 recorded 5 teal hunts in which the bag limit of 30 ducks was accomplished on every hunt. October, November, and December also didn’t disappoint with over 17 species of ducks recorded on the property and 14 shot. Opening day of regular duck season October 26, 2006 found 7 hunters bagging 42 ducks of 9 different species – Wow what a day that must have been !!!




Shown by appointment only: Call or email for your appointment today!

Hurry this is truly “one of a kind” !!!




Maxie’s Waterfowl Lodge is basically rectangular in shape. State Highway 139, runs along the entire south boundary of the property from east to west. The lodge is assessable by a village street within Sumner, so as not to disturb any waterfowl resting on the flooded fields of the property.




There are 82 taxable acres plus 6 village lots on this property. Taxes for 2006 where $ 523.21




Legal Description will be taken from title records with title conveyed by warranty deed with title insurance for your assurance.





The current owners are not retaining any mineral rights.


BROKER PARTICIPATION, as the facilitating associate listing broker, will gladly, and fully cooperate with most licensed real estate brokers to obtain a sale of this property on terms satisfactory to the current owners. Brokers should call 660-375-5253 for details of our co-broker policy. All boundary information is derived from FSA Aerial Photographs, and seller. Email us for a printable brochure, or questions: .