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Hi, I am interested in a piece of property in the Bourbon Mo area. Just curious what people think of that area for deer. I usually hunt further South East around Farmingtion on some private land.

I know a lot depends on the land itself. A father of a friend of mine has always claimed that area (Bourbon-Sullivan) was a great spot when he was younger for Whitetail.

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I'm not that far from bourbon. The most common complaint I hear is either allot of dogs roaming free or road hunters. One buddy has had a problem of people coming up in boat (river) and shooting deer on his property. Talk to the neighbors and I would contact the MDC for a local report.
 

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I grew up hunting in an area around Butts, Missouri, south of Bourbon. Heavy timbered Ozark woods, mostly. Almost no grain fields - grass and acorn fed deer. I enjoy hunting that kind of property, but in my opinion, it isn't the best. There's a lot of government property available for hunting, so it draws in a lot of people from St. Louis, as well as a lot of people from Bourbon, Steelville and even Cuba, who don't have their own property to hunt. Some of my relatives who still hunt down there during the regular season, come up here during the antlerless only seasons to fill their tags. Poaching/roadhunting is all too common.

On the other hand, it's some of the best turkey hunting around.
 
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