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I'm from New Athens, Illinois in St. Clair county if any of you might know where that is. I've already been accepted at Missouri University of Science and Technology (formerly UMR) for Fall semester 2010. Where I hunt we have rather poor deer populations, and we are a shotgun state and as I'll be in Missouri next year and going home is a 3 hour drive I plan to hunt in Missouri and find an excuse to get a rifle for it. I'm mostly wondering what all I would need in terms of permits and licenses, any restriction worth noting (like Missouri's 4-point rule), and lands near Rolla I could hunt.
Also, a quick run down of Missouri gun laws would be good too (granted I feel they'll all be mild compared to the People's Republic of Chicago).

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Welcome to MWT. There is a lot of nat'l forest land in south MO not sure how far from Rolla though. MO also has public CA's scattered throughout the state, bound to be something pretty close to Rolla. Finding a place to hunt won't be a problem, finding a place that isn't crowded might be. If you bowhunt crowds shouldn't be quite as bad. Good luck with your education and your huntin. :wave:
 

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My friend hit a big buck in Rolla during the Nov. rut. It was right in the middle of town. HWY 63 between the school and Walmart. He couldn`t stop until he got to walmart because of traffic, got out checked his car(it wasn`t too bad). He went in walmart and bought a knife, because he was going to gut it and call it in for the needy, went back and it was gone. I laughed my behind off when he told me.:claphands:
 

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Wolfgang

Ask around that time, and I`m sure myself or someone else would be more than happy to help you out. It`s as of now not close to a AR county. Don`t quite know what you need to know about the gun laws?
 

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[rquote=1518326&tid=105868&author=bowrookie]Wolfgang

Ask around that time, and I`m sure myself or someone else would be more than happy to help you out. It`s as of now not close to a AR county. Don`t quite know what you need to know about the gun laws?[/rquote]

In terms of gun laws anything particular for storage, like some states restrict keeping a loaded magazine or any form of ammunition in the same case as the firearm, or restrict the proximity of the firearm (even cased) to any person(s), or maybe just quirky laws thrown in that aren't quite logical (like FOID cards, most backwards logic ever involving a firearm outside of DC or California).

Also, does MO require stand use on public land or is ground hunting legal means as well for firearm?
Also, use of a handgun cartridge chambered rifle (such as the Ruger 77/44), I know in IL under criminal code one must be 21 to transport handgun ammunition, however wildlife code makes no such statement and therefore if you have a sporting purpose for the firearm the ammunition is legal if you are at least 16 (possessing a driver's license) and possess a FOID card.

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[rquote=1518843&tid=105868&author=macon county boy]welcome to a free state (non-communist)[/rquote]

Why I've made plans to move there after my first few years, as it stands I have no advantage of Missouri residency for my first 8 semesters of college as I have a scholarship that compensates for the out of state tuition, the program I'm going for will require 9 semesters so I'll move to MO a full year before the start of my 9th semester as is required to be considered a MO resident in terms of residency for MO colleges.
 

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You will still get to enjoy our great state either way. If you are staying in Rolla I would look south towards the Salem area, Shannon county has the largest acreage of conservation ground available in the state. West on 44, Franklin county puts out awesome harvest #'s as well. Scout around, the deer are there. Good luck :cheers:

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Woodson K Woods near St. James.
 

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[rquote=1518836&tid=105868&author=wolfgang][rquote=1518326&tid=105868&author=bowrookie]Wolfgang

Ask around that time, and I`m sure myself or someone else would be more than happy to help you out. It`s as of now not close to a AR county. Don`t quite know what you need to know about the gun laws?[/rquote]

In terms of gun laws anything particular for storage, like some states restrict keeping a loaded magazine or any form of ammunition in the same case as the firearm, or restrict the proximity of the firearm (even cased) to any person(s), or maybe just quirky laws thrown in that aren't quite logical (like FOID cards, most backwards logic ever involving a firearm outside of DC or California).

Also, does MO require stand use on public land or is ground hunting legal means as well for firearm?
Also, use of a handgun cartridge chambered rifle (such as the Ruger 77/44), I know in IL under criminal code one must be 21 to transport handgun ammunition, however wildlife code makes no such statement and therefore if you have a sporting purpose for the firearm the ammunition is legal if you are at least 16 (possessing a driver's license) and possess a FOID card.

[Edited on 21-12-2009 by wolfgang]

[Edited on 21-12-2009 by wolfgang][/rquote]

No FOID card in Missouri.

No stand is needed, ground hunting is legal.

One has to be 18 in MO to purchase rifle/pistol bullets ( Im pretty sure on this one, some one jump in, if Im wrong).
 

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Phelps Co does have the AR rule in place. Coming season will be thr third year.

Also have two kinds of public lands--Fed and State. Luckily most is Fed owned-Forest Service. Some is not heavily hunted.
 

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Wolfgang,

:welcome:. Below is a map and info on a huge Conservation area not far from Rolla. It is buck only hunting, and the 4 point restriction does apply. It has some rugged territory on the back side off of HWY Z, but could pay off. I haven't been there in quite a few years, but used to hunt near the area. It produced some good bucks because it is pretty remote, and at that time, didn't get much hunting pressure. Worth checking out if you don't find anything else.:shrug:

http://mdc.mo.gov/documents/area_brochures/4644map.pdf

http://mdc4.mdc.mo.gov/applications...UserID=guest&txtDivision=&txtDoveMap=notfound

There is some great deer hunting around the Rolla area, so you may want to start checking around. Good luck.:cheers:
 

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[rquote=1518891&tid=105868&author=mathewsshooter89]What ya majoring in?[/rquote]

I'm going to have a dual major Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering and a minor or dual minor in Russian, German, French, or Spanish.

Also, when you say the AR rule is that the antler-point restriction?

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[rquote=1518949&tid=105868&author=wolfgang][rquote=1518891&tid=105868&author=mathewsshooter89]What ya majoring in?[/rquote]

I'm going to have a dual major Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering and a minor or dual minor in Russian, German, French, or Spanish.[/rquote]

Talk to hun10, he can speak Russian in Spanish :rof2:
 

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[rquote=1518949&tid=105868&author=wolfgang][rquote=1518891&tid=105868&author=mathewsshooter89]What ya majoring in?[/rquote]

I'm going to have a dual major Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering and a minor or dual minor in Russian, German, French, or Spanish.

Also, when you say the AR rule is that the antler-point restriction?

[Edited on 21-12-2009 by wolfgang][/rquote]
sweet, I'm enrolled in the geology department there. Not to many kids
hunt up there. They'd rather play video games and talk about star wars . I don't really fit in up there since I'm an ole hick farmer but it's a good school
 

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Bang for your buck, you can't beat the education at UMR (sorry, that is what it was when I graduated from there). I was out of place as well...have a technical mind, but a country boy heart.

I actually spoke with one of my professors down there that let me hunt on his land out south of town. He snuck me on there as his wife viewed the deer as her pets. Showed me the back way to get into their place so she wouldn't know I was hunting. Never shot one off his place, but he was a cool old dude.

Plenty of state ground to hunt on...and get to know your professors! A lot of mine down there made their money in private industry, moved to the sticks, and became professors.

On a different note, if you are looking for some grub, head over to Alex's pizza...it is fantastic! In a few years (yeah right), the Grotto (glorified bar in the basement of a floral shop) is the local hangout for beers...

Have fun and congrats on getting accepted!
 
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