Self Guided Hunts

Self guided huntingSelf guided hunts are defined with Mid-America Hunting Association providing:

Private hunting land access.

Reservation system so all know where they will be hunting without stacking hunters up on any same land.

Keeping an up to date lodging, vet, wrecker and meat locker listing near all association land.

Hunters provides all of their own scouting, equipment, skills, lodging, meals, transportation.

Through telephone conversations and our online maps hunters will get to the point of where to park his truck, step out and hunt. Hunters them make the rest of their hunt.

Muzzleloader deer hunting

Sam, with rare success we all want to achieve. Green 219.


Deer hunters may pre season scout, hang stands, post blinds and hunt as many farms and stands as he has time to develop. He may select to hunt archery, modern firearms or muzzleloader season. He may hunt for as many days or hunting trips as he has time. The reality is the common traveling deer hunter takes a nine day trip. Two travel days, seven hunting. An average level of usage which sets our pricing. Deer land is also the most expensive land we lease.

Success keys from those with impressive string of wall mounts include:

Scout at the beginning of a hunt is to scout for deer. Scouting in March is looking at history, not where fall bucks will be. If spending time and money to scout do so when it will have the most payoff. Save any scouting time for when early muzzleloader or archery season is on. if not successful then come out for a second hunt later. Spend your money hunting rather than just walking over fields.

Hunt some of the same farms from season to season. Hunt new leases each year. Never get stuck in a rut of hunting same spots because its a known spot. Scouting or hunting at least one new spot each trip keeps a hunt motivated with possibility of finding a new cherry spot.

Find the buck of choice by covering ground. Do not expect any one spot to be good because a hunter wants it to be good. Most deer hunters will hunt 2 to 3 spots each trip. Many hunt 3 to 5. Understanding comes from the opposed who hunt but one spot an entire trip. Those hunters often reported a declining rate of deer observations. Belief is a hunter will adversely impact any spot regardless of how careful he may be. It is better to hunt one spot for less than two days to let it recover coming back later to hunt it again.

Hunt deer not trees. More important than woody cover is low to deer eye level cover. A water source. Being out of direct line of sight of human activity. The central mid-west terrain is much different than land most Association traveling deer hunters have experience with. New terrain requires different tactics. The ones who adapt to different deer patterns influenced by different terrain have the earliest success.

Early rut decoys, grunts, rattling and attracting scents work.

Go to our deer hunting section.

We see much of Kevin and his quail hunting dog.



One example From One Self Guided Hunter

self guided upland bird hunter

self guided hunts

enjoy the self guided hunt

Thanks to Charles for these finely composed pictures.

Waterfowl hunters will find over 800 acres of private wetlands water surface. It is all within the Mississippi Flyway.

There are multiple fully camouflaged duck blinds. Several wade-in and layout boat areas.

Goose hunters have 2,500 acres of crop stubble dedicated to them on a variety of water impoundments. More when covering just crop stubble fields on north Missouri and eastern Kansas. Over 70,000 acres to scout out where the geese are, set up near by and see how it goes.

Waterfowl hunters provides their own calling skills, decoys, and personal camouflage.

More at our waterfowl hunt section.

Upland Birds

Upland bird hunters have a great variety of regions, habitat type and bird densities to select from.

An early decision is to hunt areas with more or less pheasant or quail densities. Next, is to hunt brushy draw, crop edge or tall prairie grass.

The best part is being able to step from a truck onto a different field each time doing so of every day of every trip and never cross tracks for seasons to come. This is also without mixing dogs with others.

Advance to our detailed pheasant and quail hunting section.


Turkey hunters have a long spring seasons. Liberal multiple over the counter tags. Two species that may be hunted on a single trip.

Just as in deer hunting when a self guided hunter turkey hunts he hunts an individually numbered property. He hunts that property alone.

Turkey season seems to be a popular fall deer hunt scouting time. Any prime turkey leases will be for turkey hunting alone during spring season.

Success comes form set up and calls. Run and gun hunter will find our open crop land turkeys far too leery of movement. This is a case where a traveling turkey hunter must adapt to new terrain. Large stands of woods do not exit to cover a hunter's movement.

Greater detail about our Rio Grande and Eastern Turkey hunts.

Heath turkey hunter


MAHA Self Guided Hunts

Self guided hunters find in MAHA a long success history of providing wildlife productive habitat. Sufficient acreage to ensure do it yourself hunters have what it takes to have a good hunt. A good hunt ensures membership renewals, continuation of this business. Initial risk factor is minimal. Long time reward easily accessible. Do it yourself hunters simply will find they cannot afford not to try us. More about us.

Late, very late seosn duck hunting when the goose were morelikly to be hunted.

Danny. Very late season duck hunting when most were Missouri goose hunting.


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