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· Máistir an pointe hocht.
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Mark twain national forest alone has 1.5 MILLION acres in MO that you can rifle hunt. Add in 16k acres of Irish wilderness, thousands of acres of corps ground(over 100,000 acres at truman and mark Twain alone), and lots of large conservation areas open to high powered rifles and there’s no shortage of places to go wound deer with your 30/30’s.
I haven’t hunted mark Twain but I’ve spent some time out there on Truman. Truman is archery and muzzleloader only for at least the past two seasons. They post the signs in every parking area. I even spent a day driving with a buddy looking for a spot we could rifle hunt.

You obviously don’t know what you are talking about.
 

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I haven’t hunted mark Twain but I’ve spent some time out there on Truman. Truman is archery and muzzleloader only for at least the past two seasons. They post the signs in every parking area. I even spent a day driving with a buddy looking for a spot we could rifle hunt.

You obviously don’t know what you are talking about.
I don't believe that at all.
 
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If you spent any time out there recently you’d know. Lots of people have properties out there and gun hunt the corps land with no idea.
 

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If you spent any time out there you’d know.
I know plenty of people the rifle hunt Corp ground.

MDC doesn't post regulation signs on land they don't own.
 

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I know plenty of people the rifle hunt Corp ground.

MDC doesn't post regulation signs on land they don't own.
If you don’t acces it from a public access point then you’d never know
 

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Ok I am about tired of getting called a liar about this. I didn’t make it up and it is what it is. You can’t even look it up on the MDC website and half of these places you can pull them up searching for places to hunt deer with a rifle. You can also pull up gun range on a lot of these places that have no gun range.

You need to put some time in on public ground, and acces it from a designated public parking area, or you’ll never see the signs they post. They are on ever single piece of public ground o have accessed in the past two years.

Archery and ML only or archery only for deer.

You can still hunt coyotes on a lot of it with a rifle, but not during deer season.
 

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Ok I am about tired of getting called a liar about this. I didn’t make it up and it is what it is. You can’t even look it up on the MDC website and half of these places you can pull them up searching for places to hunt deer with a rifle. You can also pull up gun range on a lot of these places that have no gun range.

You need to put some time in on public ground, and acces it from a designated public parking area, or you’ll never see the signs they post. They are on ever single piece of public ground o have accessed in the past two years.

Archery and ML only or archery only for deer.

You can still hunt coyotes on a lot of it with a rifle, but not during deer season.
Conservation Areas and Corp ground are different. MDC doesn't post regulations for ground they don't manage or own aside from the season regulations.

To say all public ground, Corp ground included, surrounding Truman is only ML or Archery is just flat wrong.
 

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Hey I know old timers that hunt lake bardwell and lake lavon back in Texas, that use 12 gauge lead bb’s only for all species and had cases of the stuff sitting around for decades. And the law out there was steel shot only, nothing larger than #4, buckshot forbidden, hog hunting with smooth bore shotgun slug only.

I’m not calling you a liar but I know the law.
 

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Conservation Areas and Corp ground are different. MDC doesn't post regulations for ground they don't manage or own aside from the season regulations.

To say all public ground, Corp ground included, surrounding Truman is only ML or Archery is just flat wrong.
I have a $100 bill that says you can’t find a parking area with hunting acces on Truman that doesn’t have those signs. Unless they were taken by vandals lol
 

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I have a $100 bill that says you can’t find a parking area with hunting acces on Truman that doesn’t have those signs. Unless they were taken by vandals lol
Do you not understand that Corp of Engineers ground isn't owned by the MDC?
 

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This is how I know you haven’t spent any time out there. Unless you have a property on the border of the corps land out there, or accesses it from a buddy’s place or a lease, you’d know.
 

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This is how I know you haven’t spent any time out there. Unless you have a property on the border of the corps land out there, or accesses it from a buddy’s place or a lease, you’d know.
You're right, I haven't but that doesn't mean I'm wrong
 

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I’m sure there’s plenty of folks that use a boat for access who also do not know.
 

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Do you not understand that Corp of Engineers ground isn't owned by the MDC?
If I remember right, much like Thomas Hill Cons area up by me, the land is "leased" by MDC around Truman Lake and they manage it. But, I could be wrong about that.
 

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I’m sure there’s plenty of folks that use a boat for access who also do not know.
2022 Fall Deer & Turkey Regs
Font Rectangle Parallel Slope Pattern


First column is Archery & Firearms

Second column is Archery & ML only.
 

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Really wish I would have got some pictures of all those signs. I’m not making it up. I wonder if the guys posting the signs even know the regs
 
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