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Heading to scout Missouri

Unread postby Mallard1123 » Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:30 am

Hey guys I'm heading out to scout some public in northern Missouri for the first time! Im from Michigan and have never stepped foot in Missouri. Any tips for scouting areas?

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Re: Heading to scout Missouri

Unread postby justdirtyfun » Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:56 am

My tip for getting a feel for a new area is study, study, study. If you have burned the topo of the area into your brain, memorized the vegetation change from aerial maps and know ALL the roads and access points without the state brochure then it's road trip time.

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Re: Heading to scout Missouri

Unread postby tundra » Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:25 am

good luck,,,, nothing beats a new adventure,,,,, I am old school, but do not forget to photograph your spots you find, and make up your own map book with photos etc..... keep on charging
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Re: Heading to scout Missouri

Unread postby mike_mc » Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:31 am

I have been thinking of making a scouting trip to northern Missouri this spring also. Any thoughts on how long until it's to green for good scouting?
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Re: Heading to scout Missouri

Unread postby Mallard1123 » Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:07 pm

I'm arriving at a hotel tonight! I have studied maps until my eyes went blurry. I plan on heading out tomorrow morning with my onx maps on my phone. I have a couple waypoints of areas I'm hoping to find bedding. I'm new to trying to find buck bedding but it worked out for me last year in Iowa! I have 4 days of boots on the ground before I head back to Michigan.
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Re: Heading to scout Missouri

Unread postby Mike32 » Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:51 pm

I'll be in the north Eastern Missouri next weekend to do some scouting as well. Can't wait to get out and do some exploring
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Re: Heading to scout Missouri

Unread postby Pudster » Tue Mar 26, 2019 3:00 pm

Don't waste time in easy access areas, take a buddy with you, its more fun.
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Re: Heading to scout Missouri

Unread postby Mallard1123 » Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:08 am

Unfortunately all my friends had to work. I hiked almost 25 miles found a couple buck beds. I'm worried that the buck to doe ratio is way out of whack. I talked to a couple locals and it seems like almost a 30:1. I found 2 dead buck heads and 12 dead yearlings. They have a huge coyote problem. Also there were alot of ticks. If anyone plans on scouting better bring some permethrin.


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