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  1. Confessions of a Longbow Junkie

    I just returned from a successful caribou hunt in northern Quebec and I am concerned that the longbow I used may be on its last legs. Heck, I’ve had it for going on two seasons now and I’ve killed a couple of animals with it. How much more mojo could it have left inside? Maybe it’s time to start thinking about putting it in the closet with my other “retired” bows and getting a replacement. I saw a really cool looking riser/limb wood combination online the other day that I don’t currently...
  2. Hunting the Unknown - Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri

    The September heat wave was killing the early season. I had been out a couple times, but it was pretty much a miserable experience. The meteorologist predicted a break in the weather. I am in the Marine Corps and had taken leave this week, as I had a feeling this would be the best chance for a deer in September. Wednesday, I was tied down to an appointment and of course, that was the morning the weather was to turn. I could not hunt the morning, but I knew I could get into a stand prior to...
  3. Hunting the Elusive Missouri Giant

    I was fortunate enough to hunt NE Missouri from November 7th - 13th. The 7th - 11th being archery and Missouri Firearm Opener on the 12th. This was an excellent hunt although I did not see the rutting action that I had hoped for when I originally planned the dates for this trip. I had encounters with 17 bucks during my time there, 8 of which were in my estimation 130" or better. Most the encounters involved these bucks moving through the timber at a laid-back pace, and totally unresponsive...
  4. Military Style Ammo

    What if you were buying rounds fresh from the factory only to open them up an find out their reloads? Most of us would love to get our hands on reloads, but only at a reduced price and only when we can ensure the reload was done properly from a reputable reloader. In this threadbloomsdalekiller opened a box of his military style ammo only to find it filled with reloads. Follow this link as he finds out if it is infact reloads, and if so, what he will do about it....
  5. Safety First on the Trail

    With more than 230,000 deer harvested in the Missouri woods last season, more hunters than ever before are taking to the great outdoors of the state in search of bambi. However harvesting game is not the most important thing out there. Coming home safe is. Be seen The last thing you ever want to be in the woods is a target. This is the reason why we wear unbroken hunters orange during hunting season is that other hunters know that the bush rustling on the edge of that hill has a Derrick...
  6. The 2013-14 Missouri Deer Season by the numbers

    According to the MDC, over a quarter million deer were harvested by all methods this last season. We have the numbers and the analysis direct from the survey to find out just how your area stacked up against the rest of the state. Firearms it is Like usual, the highest number of deer harvested overall were during the firearms season, with some 157,272, almost 62% of all deer, taken during that season. However youth hunts accounted for nearly 20,000 all by themselves and unlike the regular...
  7. Transporting Deer In Missouri

    Image from Katerno Deer hunting can be an adventure steeped in family bonding and camaraderie, but there are some safety tips to keep in mind when going on the hunt. When caught in the moment, it can be all too easy to look over simple safety measures that can spell trouble if ignored. But, being safe is not a burden, and all such information can be found from the Missouri Department of Conservation website. Shot Deer As stated from the MDC, a shot deer is not always dead, especially if...
  8. What Does Poaching Mean In Missouri?

    The most discussed form of poaching pertains to Africa, and parts of Asia, but various state laws around the country are very stringent when it comes to American poaching, especially deer. What would constitute deer poaching in Missouri? When it comes to Missouri state law, an example of poaching deer includes shooting a deer from the road and extracting their meat at the kill scene. Numerous deer carcasses have been found around the state, with the heads or antlers removed. Other activities...
  9. Top Seven Deer Safety Tips When Hunting In Missouri

    Hunting is an adventure, but it is always important to keep in mind certain safety measures. You may be a safe and mindful hunter, but you may come across newbie hunters, and other hunters who are reckless and inexperienced. You may not be in control of others, but the best you can do is to be aware of your surroundings, and know if there are any other hunters in the vicinity. 7. Wearing Hunter Orange Clothing Wearing orange clothing helps other hunters spot each other, and it is required...
  10. Attracting Deer In Missouri

    Instead of going out and searching for deer, there are ways you can make the animals come to you. The state of Missouri is one of the best locations in the country for deer hunting, and you'll have no shortage of deer coming your way, if you know how to attract them. Whether it is in your backyard, or a designated piece of land, attracting deer is a simple process, if they are known to frequent the area. Attracting deer is also a good idea when camping or hunting on unfamiliar lands. The...
  11. Top Three Reasons Why Whitetail Deer Are Dangerous

    In an article from Reason, the whitetail deer was dubbed the most dangerous animal in North America. It may seem like an odd statement, but when think about it, whitetails do pose a danger to humans, not just in Missouri, but around the country. The amount of people who die from deer towers that of people killed by bears or mountain lions, according to Reason. You may think that the people die from hunting as a result of getting too close to deer, but there are other ways that people die at...
  12. Deer Diseases

    In my previous article about the dangers of whitetail deer, I mentioned some common deer diseases. But what are these diseases, and how harmful are they to humans? Deer are not domestic animals, and are susceptible to a wide range of viruses, parasites and bacteria. If you are curious about which types of diseases can affect deer, here is what to watch out for. Chronic Wasting Disease The state of Missouri has been rather stringent when it comes to instituting CWD zones, and various...
  13. Reasons Why Non-Residents Should Bow Hunt In Missouri

    This is a forum for those who live in Missouri, but it is also a great time to make a sales pitch to non-residents who are thinking of bow-hunting out of state. Not everyone in the country has access to healthy bucks, and the regulations for hunting in certain states or cities can be rather stringent. And Missouri can be a great vacation destination, along with being a great locale for finding prime buck in the woods. In the spring 2014 edition of North American Whitetail, the state of...
  14. Turkey Hunting Tips!

    Whitetails aren't the only thing member hunt here on MissouriWhitetails! Turkey is a very popular game as well, and many of the members are sharing their tips and tricks through photos at the following thread. [URL]http://www.missouriwhitetails.com/forums/showthread.php?t=179904[/URL] Be sure to stop by to see what members are up to and how they bag those turkeys!
  15. Missouri Whitetail Deer Season is Coming Soon: Dates and Info

    Deer season is nearly upon us, and if you have not yet taken the time to review Missouri's season opening dates, now is the time to do so. Being aware of what season begins when means not missing out on a single day of in the field. Now is also a key time to make those other preps, such as acquiring the proper, signed permit (permits for this season were available starting in July, so it is possible to get yours at any time now), stocking up on ammo, and making sure your camouflage, hunt...
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