Seeking advice please

Discussion in 'Shed Hunting' started by D-mart, Feb 5, 2018.

  1. D-mart

    D-mart New Member

    Feb 5, 2018
    Hi. My girlfriend and I are from Kansas City KS. Last weekend we decided to drive to Eastern MO to camp in a tent and shed hunt. We camped near O’Fallon and shed hunted mostly in Weldon Springs/August A Busch Wildlife Area. We had a really good time but we didn’t find any antlers, just a skull and some live does. We want to go back in a couple weeks to do it again when it will be pretty prime shed hunting time but I am hoping to get advice from a generous Missouri native about good places to go, both for shed hunting and for camping options nearby the area. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
  2. UrbanHunter

    UrbanHunter Well-Known Member

    If you're just looking to shed hunt, hit Swope Park and the Blue River Corridor.
    Shawnee Mission Park, 79th & Renner, west of 435. They were using snipers to thin the herd, so there must be a few deer there...
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  3. 20'

    20' Well-Known Member

    Aug 9, 2017
    2 weeks should be about the peak time
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  4. EZRA

    EZRA Well-Known Member

    Jul 8, 2016
    Man I'd go out west ks and hit some of the larger areas
  5. Mailman

    Mailman Well-Known Member

    Feb 2, 2005
    Blue Springs Mo
    Best bet is stay in Kansas....bigger rack there IMO
  6. Chevy5282

    Chevy5282 Active Member

    Apr 2, 2015
    Graham Cave State Park has a nice camping area. I’m not sure about shed hunting there.
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  7. CRE10

    CRE10 No to Drugs Yes to Hugs

    Nov 18, 2013
    In a barn
    I'd make a trip to Cheyenne Bottoms. They have a lot of open fields down there for it being wetlands.
  8. hodawg

    hodawg Active Member

    Oct 8, 2007
    Weldon and Busch are heavily pressured by many, many local shed hunters. Many of those folks have shed dogs too so there's not much left laying for more than 12-24 hours. I sure wouldn't drive across the state to shed hunt there.
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  9. WBF

    WBF Wolf Brook Farms

    Oct 25, 2013
    Where'd you camp in the Ofallon area?
  10. D-mart

    D-mart New Member

    Feb 5, 2018
    Cherokee Lakes Campground.
  11. D-mart

    D-mart New Member

    Feb 5, 2018
    Thanks everyone for your advice. I’ll take it all into consideration and hopefully find a shed on my next outing an a couple weeks.
  12. Cedar Thicket

    Cedar Thicket Blonde Bearded Guy

    Id be shed hunting closer to home if I was you. Im 10 minutes from Busch and its like six flags nowadays.
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  13. tkazzz

    tkazzz Member

    Very True, I have put 20 miles on the ground around food sources in those 2 areas and nothing yet. Did push a dozen yesterday holding both sides.
  14. Dafish

    Dafish Senior Member

    Nov 24, 2010
    St. Peters
    Forest 44, off of I-44
  15. techteacher

    techteacher Land buying addiction Lifetime Supporting Member

    Sep 11, 2009
    I thought most those people lived there. :rofl: I would not be driving that far to hunt anywhere that close to an urban area. Big CA's in the middle of nowhere you would have a lot better options than ones hundreds of people walk a night.
  16. jehrbo

    jehrbo Full Fledged Member

    Jan 12, 2011
    Oh Fallon
    That place is scary, glad it all worked out for ya :)
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  17. I ve put many miles on the ground out there too and nothing found this year.. Its a busy place that's for sure, I have found a couple out there before though.
  18. I live in a subdivision very close to there and we often see some overflow from that area, definitely some unique characters reside there.
  19. Steelman

    Steelman Well-Known Member

    Dec 29, 2009
    A buddy and I helped sand bag that place during the 1993 flood. It ended up getting flooded anyway.:(
  20. Yahoo

    Yahoo Well-Known Member

    Sep 27, 2008
    St Charles
    Yeah I live near busch and work from home some days, so I take a lunch break during the week, I've found 5 already, but I can go during the week, I figure its wiped out over the weekend, so I really try to hit my favorite spots on Fridays or Thursday or both if I can. Don't judge me, you would do it to!
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