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natemoran9302

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I have lived here almost my whole life, but I never really hunted before. Also, I do not know anyone who does. I would really appreciate being able to hook up with someone who is an avid hunter and is willing to bring a newbie into the fold and teach him the ropes. Can anyone point me in the right direction?

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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.

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Hopefully someone closer to your area will chime in here soon. I\'m clear on the other side of the state from you. With fuel and other expenses being so high these days, traveling across the state would get expensive real quick just to find a hunting partner.

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Another NW Missouri guy here! We have tons of MDC land around to hunt. Plus with living in the area for as long as you have you should know someone who would let you hunt. Never hurts to ask, worst they can say is no! :smilebig: I live just outside of Savannah. Maybe we can meet up at Pigeon Hill and shoot sometime.

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Welcome aboard. I\'m in NW Texas County, Plato. You\'re more than a skip and a jump away. MO is probably the best state to pick up any and every hunting sport imaginable. I\'m almost 100% sure that you are surrounded by countless outdoor sportsman in the area you live. Start at a local gunshop, bowshop or Wal-Mart (folks, are we still boycotting Wal-Mart?) for your research, you\'ll find that people are more than willing to give pointers and advice. I\'d start with small increments, maybe squirrel with a .22 rifle is always fun. You can practice your stalking prowess.

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Welcome to SMO! I like looking at the MDC website atlas pages. They have maps of the public ground there. I\'ve been on every public ground around here and have become very familiar with a couple of them. Check out the public ground. There\'s a lot of it all over the state.

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Hey guys, thanks for the suggestions. I am very active in walking the public grounds. I stop off somewhere different on the way home from work 3 or 4 times a week. I just thought it might provide some insight to team up with someone who is an old hand at this. I\'m surrounded by rich farmers who only acknowledge other rich farmer types or their highschool buddies. Plenty of land to hunt in my area if I was a farmer. Anyhow I\'ll stick with ptowling the public lands and figurin\' things out on my own. Happy huntin\'!

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