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Missouri firearms deer hunting is split between the modern rifle and the muzzleloader only deer season. The Missouri firearms deer tag is good for both seasons allowing one buck. The muzzleloader season follows shortly after the modern rifle season giving a second chance hunt to anyone wanting to hold out the firearms tag for a buck as freezer meat doe tags are cheap and largely unlimited.
Missouri's firearms season is the only modern gun season in the Association's three state region with a modern gun peak rut hunt. This offset season from that of Kansas and Iowa gives the gun deer hunter an opportunity to double his gun hunting seasons by hunting either Missouri and Iowa or Missouri and Kansas from year to year.
Missouri is also a good choice for the youth hunter (age 6 minimum) as the larger deer herd will sustain interest as well as add greater opportunity for a buck harvest, trophy or otherwise.
Missouri gun hunters are well suited with firearms and optics capable from 10 yard to excess of 300 yards as much deer hunting will be along crop field edges framed by wooded drainage's connecting small wood patches on flat to rolling terrain.
Mid-America Hunting Association brings to the Missouri firearms hunter a great amount of private land acreage for self guided deer hunts. All of the Associations best Missouri deer ground is within the agricultural region of mixed waste grain food sources and rolling terrain watersheds making for the largest deer density we have compared to Kansas or Iowa.
Association hunts are season long and no one hunter is limited to just one farm. Those that pre-season scout may have stands hung on multiple farms and hunt one or another as the day or season progresses. For those that cannot scout the two Association partners will recommend spots where to park the hunter's truck and begin their hunt. Any such recommendations is motivated by a business only approach rather than as a deer hunting club. As a deer hunting business we know the customer service the hunter will require in order to earn his return the next year. It is such return hunters for years of hunts to come how the Association survives as a business.
This page is just the beginning of our deer hunting,. Advance to our habitat and scouting section for more compete coverage how our self guided hunter approach will give all the season long deer hunts most seek.
Integrity Builds A Ligitimate Organization
One aspect about Mid-America Hunting Association, Jon Nee the owner and operator and John Wenzel the partner, is that we will never on this website, on the telephone or in person ever oversell the organization or the hunt quality we offer. On this one point all of us should agree that opening weekend of Missouri rifle deer season is absolutely the worst season and time of a season for the better hunters to be in the field. To illustrate this one point is the the objective feedback (via email) from one of our hunters that has hunted our Kansas and Iowa lease land for several years and then went on his first Missouri opening weekend rifle season hunt.
Just want to give you an update of the Missouri trips Me and my family took.
It started with a bow hunting trip to [location deleted] Missouri like you suggested.
I was very impressed with the farm the only problem was the lack of "shooter deer" I seen. In 4 days of bow hunting I seen 30 different bucks, give or take a couple. I passed on several nice deer two were 3 year old 8pts scoring around 125to 128. One morning I hit the rattle bag and 4 bucks came a running 2 were a year and a half old, 2 were three year olds one was 6 on the left and 2 on the right (probably 150 incher if he had anything on the right). The other was a 18 inch wide heavy 7 pt he had long beams and was probably 250+lbs on the hoof. I decided to let them walk. I did see one deer about 300 yards away that was 140+/- After seeing all this I told my brother and dad and they wanted to try to rifle hunt these farms.
So we returned a week later and boy were we surprised when it got light on Nov 11th. Man was there shooting and now I understand why it is hard to see bigger deer, it was a war for 3 hours around us.
My dad was on another farm a few miles away and just after daylight when he noticed two bucks out in a crp field. As the deer where working toward him over the hill (and on Assoc. property) here comes 2 guys in an SUV driving and shooting at the two deer my dad was watching. when they got inside 300 yards of my dad and were still coming at him he stood up and when they seen him they spun the truck around and got out of there. What a disaster!!!!!!!!!! Soon after that there were 6 shots fired within 100 yards of my dad and when the wounded deer appeared my dad finished it. then a 4 foot tall amish kid appear from the brush wanting to claim his prize, my dad gladly helped him load his deer onto his horse and send him on his way.
Not to mention the other truck that pulled up next to my dad's truck and shuttled some clown out and daybreak onto Assoc. ground (I don't know if he had a reservation or was trespassing).
Back to the farm my brother and I were on, Opening morning I seen 12 deer, 4 coyotes and 2 bobcats. My brother seen 15 deer the 6x2 I spoke of earlier and no shooters.
We got a quick lunch and headed back out, at 2pm a 140 inch 10pt came out into the beans and I let him have it. Knocked him right down and there he laid for a solid minute or two. When I approached him he jumped up and was into the thick stuff before I realized what was going on. There was 1 spot of blood and that was it. Must have grazed him above the spine.
Sunday was a much better day. It seemed Vietnam was over, the woods were much quieter but all day we were only greeted by young bucks and a female coyote that will look nice on my wall.
We had planned to hunt harder for a few more days but some unforseen problems in my brothers life forced us home a little early.
Overall, we seen lots of deer, coyotes and bobcats we didn't kill any deer, but between the bow hunt and the gun hunt I probably had some of the best times in the woods ever. It's a shame that the Missouri DNR aren't bright enough to move the season an even get rid of those darn rifles cause Missouri could have a lot of giant bucks. We are very selective with the deer we harvest and only shoot a buck if it's going to go on the wall. We shoot plenty of does here in Michigan for meat. Why do people shoot small bucks it blows my mind, everyone wants a big buck but they cannot lay off the trigger!!!!!!!!!!! Shoot a doe for meat ! We drove home through Iowa and watched one giant after another in the fields, Iowa has it right Why don't these other states get on board with Iowa.
I personally had a great time and was happy with the farms I hunted. It's off to Kansas for another Rifle hunt, too bad we cannot convince dad to start bow hunting! Hopefully some of the nice deer we seen kept there heads down and we can have a shot at them next year. Were already planning a trip back to get a couple of those bobcats this winter.
Objective feedback, that which recognizes a benefit and consequent to all condiotns is far more believable and welcomed than those that only emphasize the negative. We have hunters that every time they communicate with us it is about negatives, yet those same members continue to renew their membership. For those hunters/members that want to influence the Association the kind of feedback above gains that effect.
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