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new jersey hunter looking to bow hunt missouri this fall. which part of state would be a good starting point for success? any advice appreciated!:cheers:
 

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It seems the reports of the highest deer numbers are north of I70. Are you looking for outfitters, or taking the public ground route???

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Originally posted by henry
It seems the reports of the highest deer numbers are north of I70. Are you looking for outfitters, or taking the public ground route???

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I agree.. not to assume that you dont know about missouri but most of the successful row-crop land is north of I70.. born and raised there. I would consider leasing in the north if its an option. Plenty of public ground too though...
 

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Originally posted by southjerseyarcher
new jersey hunter looking to bow hunt missouri this fall. which part of state would be a good starting point for success? any advice appreciated!:cheers:
SJA, most any part of Mo would be decent hunting, but as you probably already know, north of the river is a good bet...for quality and quantity. Good luck!!!
 

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Like Mobuckman said, alot of deer around columbia. I currently attend college there and have hunted it for 7-plus years. One of the easiest places around to score on a skinhead, but there are also several nice bucks running around. I would have to say that the brusier bucks are easier to hunt north of I-70. There are plenty of big bucks in central Missouri, but tend to be a little harder to hunt. There is a great state park in Maryville, MO that supposedly holds alot of big bucks.
 

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southjerseyarcher,,,as you may be able to tell, there is only 1 big buck left in south MO and them guys don't want to share him with anyone:rotfl::rotfl:

Seriously, there are areas where the deer hunting is good, all over the state. But "on average" the deer densities will be much higher in the northern agricultural areas. More deer translates to more of the mature variety of bucks. The north eastern side of the state has some quality deer, and decent deer densities, and is the closest to you.

Keep us posted on your progress,,and especially the outcome of your hunt.

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