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I just moved to MO for school and I am trying my hand at hunting public land. I called my local conservation officer and she said Pacific Palisades was my best bet. Anyone ever hunted there or hunted there recently? Any tips for a man who grew up on pine farms and food plots?

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Thanks for the advice. I have looked over the map and picked some spots that hopefully are worth walking to. So stay off the row crops?
I would say the deer hunter/hiker/dove/squirrel hunting pressure will keep them out of the crops during daylight this time of year. I've never messed around in the wooded hills near the parking lot, but I know there are deer in the river bottoms.
 

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The further from STL you get, the lighter the pressure on public ground..... So, decide if you want to drive to get more solititude, or sleep in and fight the crowds.... :D
 

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I would say the deer hunter/hiker/dove/squirrel hunting pressure will keep them out of the crops during daylight this time of year. I've never messed around in the wooded hills near the parking lot, but I know there are deer in the river bottoms.
The river bottoms towards the northern end of the property?
 

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The further from STL you get, the lighter the pressure on public ground..... So, decide if you want to drive to get more solititude, or sleep in and fight the crowds.... :D
That's a great point but I'm hoping to walk just a little further than most are willing to go. Thanks for the advice.
 

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My next question to everyone is when does the rut hit up here? Back home it would really take off until around Christmas? I've read as early as Halloween but as late as Thanksgiving.
 

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I hunt Pacific every year. Lots of take trails, lots of deer. Not overwhelming number of people as it is archery only (in my opinion). The week or so before rifle season is usually a great time to be in the woods - at least the past 3 years.
 
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