Hey Everyone, This is my first time posting on this forum. Do to a recent trip out west I have decided to take up hunting again. I went as a kid through high school in Howard and Cooper Counties but quit when I went to college. I have lost access to the private land I hunted on when I was younger, so I was wondering if anyone had any public land recommendations for the deer firearms portion this fall? I would like to get an early start on planning and scouting since public land during rifle season seems to be notorious for large crowds. Opening weekend I plan on going to Marion County with my father in law, but after that, I would like to go somewhere locally. Without any actual knowledge of the area, it seems like the Cedar Creek region of Mark Twain would be someplace I could trek into and avoid having too much pressure from other hunters? So if anyone has any other recommendations or experience with the Cedar Creek region of Mark Twain let me know. I'm excited to rejoin the Missouri Hunting community.