Hello to everyone who responded, and thank you. I am located in the northwest corner of Missouri, about 40 miles north of Kansas City in a little sleepy farming community called Rushville. Just about 10 miles south of St Joseph Missouri, right on the Missouri River, Buchanan County. I am interested in learning to hunt just about anything really. Anywhere from squirrel and rabbit, on up to a predator like coyote or bobcat. And then of course I am interested in learning how to hunt deer. Also, I am interested in the growing opportunity to hunt feral hog/wild boar. I absolutely love to shoot. The Marine Corps did their job of teaching me good solid skills and a love of guns/shooting. I love the outdoors, live out in the country, love to fish. But I just never took to hunting due to the amount of time one needs to invest. However, toppin\' 40 now and find myself much more at ease with life in general and I feel I am ready to invest the time and effort learning how to hunt with patience and good intent.