Where To Go Missouri Quail Hunting and Not
Where Missouri Hunting Is Best For Quail
Missouri cover habitat may seem limited and it is in many spots. On other farms it runs for more miles of linear crop edge than most hunters have the energy to cover. That is one more value of our self guided hunts.
Most hunt hard for a day or two then take a slow day of sleeping in without an alarm, breakfast and then heading out. Quitting early is another option. This more relaxed attitude towards the hunt takes a few years to develop and comes more from the understanding there is more land to hunt than time. And, the coveys are there. The angst about finding a spot to hunt or that of beating the next guy soon disappears.
Upland bird hunters must remember they are on private land. That translates to when crops are standing the edges may be hunted, but do not cut through the fields. On a typical season crops are cut. Any cut stubble field may be hunted. Soybeans typically are harvested before corn. Corn is more likely to be standing come opening weekend.
Where Not To Quail Hunt
Land to avoid for Bobwhite coveys, a fallow pasture with no crop on it, below.
The place to hunt such a farm is along any of its edges boarding a crop field. A likely turkey spot as well. Dogs not broke of turkey may find these long running birds a strong temptation when found in 50+ flocks.
Fallow land is often a sign of other than farming corporate land, equity or investment group land.
How To Navigate To Our Private Missouri Quail Hunting Land
Using our online road maps will get the hunter to this sign. The yellow sign is one of ours that gives confidence to the Association hunter he has found the right lease. It will be the online road maps with road names that will get the hunters to the right land.
Regardless of how good our maps may be or our sign postage each new to the Association hunter will feel a bit of hesitation in his gut when stepping on to what he knows to be private land. That hesitation comes from that hunter not personally having met with the landowner before hunting that land. That feeling will soon fade with reassurance of the road names posted at most road intersections that will match that of the Association issued map sheets. The corner post signs serve as further reassurance to hunter he has authority to be on that land.
Another aspect that hunters should remember to help overcome any hesitation is the collective buying power of the Association gets us large acreage corporate farm land. It is possible that any farmer encountered while hunting is an employee or tenant farmer as the actual landowner of the Association hunting land. It is a case that looks may be deceiving. Just because someone is encountered that is dressed like a farmer does not mean he is the landowner of that spot.
A Bad Hunting Day
Ice fog is far more likely to be encountered during winter than is snow. It is more miserable. While frozen it is just an annoyance. Once the sun comes up and the ice starts to melt it is soaking through to the skin hunting. Fortunately due to common low humidity winter conditions by noon the land is dry again.