Looking for a place to hunt

Discussion in 'Missouri Flyway Forum' started by steve Ellis, Aug 10, 2018.

  1. steve Ellis

    steve Ellis New Member

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    If you where looking for a place to go hunting in Missouri where would you start looking. Is there some online forums or Craig's list? I know that there are public places to hunt and if a person is lucky enough to get a good draw then you can have a good day hunting. Too many times of standing in line and nothing. Don't mind spending some money. Any idea?
     
  2. burgawboy

    burgawboy Elite Refuge Member

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    Put in the time to scout. Do your homework, knock on doors, ask for permission. When you find ducks, don't tell anybody and get there early.
     
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  3. hartfish

    hartfish Elite Refuge Member

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    Network. Get active in a local DU or Delta chapter. Volunteer for a committee. Volunteer at a local refuge. Get to know other hunters. Might take awhile to get in with the right folks, but it will pay off. And you will be doing good things for wetlands and waterfowl.

    You might find some ads on CL for lease openings, also.
     
  4. bill cooksey

    bill cooksey Elite Refuge Member

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    Go to DU and Delta events. Go to calling contests. Join the local retriever club/s. The latter probably did more for me as I was moving around in the 90s than any other thing. Today I'd also check out a variety of facebook waterfowl pages. It takes time, but you can develop relationships which end up in a duck blind. I have a lot of good friends today who I met on this site.
     
  5. Rick Hall

    Rick Hall Elite Refuge Member

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    That, and being an active worker at their training days and tests was the single best thing I did to open the gates to prime private land hunting when I moved to Louisiana - but it's probably important to note that I did not yet have a retriever of my own. Many, if not most, retriever club members are apt to want to hunt their own dogs without others'.
     
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  6. bullpinnie

    bullpinnie Elite Refuge Member

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    Missouri is a big state. MDC should have maps and info on their website. Gear up. Do some scouting.
     
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  7. KSRedleg

    KSRedleg Elite Refuge Member

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    Listen for gunfire during the season and follow that.
     
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    Banded1 Elite Refuge Member

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    Pay an outfitter for an unguided hunt. It didn’t work out well for one fella on here but it might for you. Be sure to report back on your experience.
     
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  10. bullpinnie

    bullpinnie Elite Refuge Member

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    By the way, I had a friend named Steve Ellis that drowned in Smithville lake while duck hunting back in about 1981. Are you kin to him?
     

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