Ill start by saying I am new to the forum and new to hunting the state of Missouri. I just separated from active duty November 2017 and this will be the first year I will be able to be actively involved in a full season of hunting. I am a Pennsylvania native, but I was stationed in San Diego, California and after meeting one of these Cali girls, it looks like I will be staying. So, I have chose to focus my time, money and effort into bowhunting Missouri and Iowa (when I draw Iowa) and need to be brought up to speed on the "show me" state. I am looking at leases in northern Missouri and looks like I will end up in NW Missouri (Gentry,Worth,Dekalb). When I look at aerial photos I notice the woods/field ratio is in favor of the field and open spaces. So, what makes a property a "great" property as far as features to look for? Is 75% CRP or crop and the remainder in timber common? I am used to hunting big woods and little fields so I will have to make some adjustments. I noticed gun season comes in during what some would say is "peak" rut. Does this have an affect on the way most of you bowhunters approach the season? During the rut do these bucks, in yall's opinion, travel farther then a deer in a big woods state like PA because of the small tracts of timber? A buck back home may never have to leave a 1 mile square radius block of timber during the rut and also never cross a road or a field. I have a lot of questions that will be answered through getting out there and learning it and I understand that, but for now I guess I'm looking for a general run down of the average property or farm in NW MO, how the bucks cruise it in the rut because of the landscape and the "common way" a native Missouri hunter approaches the season. I have a post in the Land for Lease category if anyone wants to reach out to me there pertaining to that subject. Thank you all and I look forward to the tips and knowledge. God Bless America, God Bless the Outdoors.