Missouri hunting offers our best waterfowl and turkey hunts along with good wild quail and whitetail deer all with over the counter licenses for all seasons.
2013 Missouri Hunting Lease Land
Missouri hunting land listed by county name and land acreage in that county available for hunting.
All but the Taney county land is within the Missouri agricultural region of 45 - 50% land use in farming with the predominate Missouri crop of soybean and corn in the north and some milo in the south. The remaining land is wooded and brush drainage's cutting through the crop fields connecting wood patches.
Typical Missouri Hunting and Farm Land
Not our best Missouri hunting lease and not our worst. An example of the most common distribution between wildlife and active farm ground within Missouri's agricultural region.
The yellow boundary represent 480 acres of a larger overall lease composed of 3,000+ acres. On the map it is numbered '36' with subdivision 'A' the north 160 acres 1/2 x 1/2 mile, quarter section and subdivision 'B' the southern 320 acres 1/2 x 1 mile, half section. The quarter section to the northwest outside of the yellow boundary may appear more valuable. It also represents that the pasture is always greener on the other side of the fence. It also represents that not all land is available for lease and we would lease it if it was.
Not a great picture, but what it is, is a Missouri trophy whitetail deer with a rack that netted 197.
We often though that if this state would become a competitive deer tag draw state it would have a reputation equal to Kansas, Iowa or Illinois all of which surround us. However, since Missouri deer hunting is by statewide tags and are over the counter many believe Missouri's deer are small and not worth a trip. Locals do not believe this and the non-residents that do are missing a great opportunity to expand their deer season.
Missouri archery deer season begins September 15 running through January 15. Two deer and two turkey are permitted on the Missouri archery tag. Missouri offers the most bow huntable ground compared to Iowa and Kansas.
Missouri rifle deer season is during peak rut in the middle of November. The modern gun season is before that of Iowa and Kansas allowing all to gun hunt two states each year without overlapping seasons. Missouri firearms tag is good for one buck and includes both the modern rifle and muzzleloader seasons.
Missouri muzzleloader seasons fits between the Missouri modern or rifle season in middle November and the Iowa and Kansas modern gun seasons during late November and early December. Those with the time could hunt 5+ weeks worth of seasons on one trip. Missouri muzzleloader allows inline, solid pellet powder and scopes.
Eastern Turkey results like this picture are not a regular expectation. What is reasonable is to be on turkey every day hunted during the season.
Anyone that knows wild turkey knows about Missouri's national reputation for not only a lot of turkeys, but big toms. Our average mature Missouri crop fed tom runs between 22 and 27 pounds, over 10 inch beards and over 1 inch spurs.
We take wild turkey self guided hunts and make it better in that land reservations are made to individual numbered private farms and when the hunter goes there he is alone. Alone to work the birds in peace.
Missouri offers the Association's best waterfowl hunting for both ducks on enhanced natural wetlands and crop field sets for goose.
The Association manages several wetlands along with permanent blinds and several lay-out boat and wade-in areas of flooded crop, timber, sloughs and open water for duck hunting.
Goose hunters will enjoy thousands of acres of crop land within three Missouri River sub-basins to first scout where the geese are and then set up nearby. This allows the goose hunter to go where the geese are rather than setup somewhere and hope the geese show up.
Those with dogs will enjoy early duck, mid season pheasant hunting, peak migration duck hunts, end January pheasant hunting and then late goose through spring goose hunt. That is for those with that level of energy.
Advance to our main unguided Missouri private land duck hunting web section.
Missouri offers the best of the Associations crop edge wild Bobwhite Quail hunting along the many crop fields of north Missouri that are cut by miles of wet and dry drainage's of timber and brush.
The quail hunter will enjoy having more places to hunt than season days allowing for that extra bit of motivation of seeing new land each hunt. Quail hunting is as tough of a hunt as we offer with as much of Missouri's quail shooting through the trees as well as open sky.
Self Guided Hunts