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Missouri Hunters

Postby gsphunter » Thu Mar 03, 2005 11:59 am

Hey guys I was just wandering how many guys there are from Missouri up here. I figured everyone could put a post up of where in the state you are from, and maybe some other little pieces of info.

I live in the St. Charles. I have spent most of my life deer hunting, but in the past 3 years I have been expanding to try to accomadate everything. I'm going to be moving to Maryville, MO in the next year to go to school at Northwest MO State, and majoring in Wildlife Biology. Lots of good pheasant hunting up around there, so it should be fun.
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Postby cmsu870 » Thu Mar 03, 2005 1:29 pm

I'm Tyler and i'm from O'Fallon, Missouri. I use an 870 and soon to have a Benelli Nova. I go to school at CMSU and i'm majoring in construction management. I've been deer and duck hunting since i've been very young and plan on doing a LOT more duck hunting next school year.
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Postby huntmq1 » Fri Mar 04, 2005 3:43 am

Brad McDaniel, 34 years old, married, 1 son and 5 dogs and I graduated from MSSU in Joplin in 1999 with a degree in Criminal Law, also attended the LE academy at MSSU. I've either been in the miltary or law enforcement my entire adult life. Spent 10 years in the Marine Corps, enlisted my junior year of high school,SSGT. 1988-1998. Been ALL over the world and have lost friends in some really sh**ty places. I've hunted and fished my entire life, very comfortable snoopin and poopin in the woods and just really got into waterfowl about four years ago. It's one of those sports that if someone doesn't show you what to do, it's hard to get into to. A cop buddy of mine introduced me to it. He's now serving in Iraq, so pray for him, I would appreciate it.
So we have a LION, a Mule.. :laughing: and a soon to be Griffin :laughing: on here.
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Postby gsphunter » Fri Mar 04, 2005 1:23 pm

Snoopin and Poopin in the woods. :laughing:
I'll say some prayers for him. I've got a great respect for the guys serving our country.
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Postby MOBOTTOMBOY » Fri Mar 04, 2005 8:18 pm

I'm from the KC area, I've hunted and fished all over the state.

GSPhunter I noticed from another post that you go to the Ozarks, What part of the lake? I'm at th 2mm

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Postby gsphunter » Sat Mar 05, 2005 10:48 am

I'm not far from you then. My families house is in Raccoon Hollow cove. 6mm area. 1st cove of the gravois and last cove of the north shore arm.
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Postby MOBOTTOMBOY » Sat Mar 05, 2005 1:02 pm

I know that area I've caught some nice fish and anchor out by the island across from the church camp. we are back in the cove between the falls and monarch cove condo's. ozark village resort is back in our cove. Lake season is almost here and I can't wait. I wish I was there this weekend.

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Postby gsphunter » Sun Mar 13, 2005 7:03 pm

I know we have more than four Missouri hunters up here. Let's here from everybody.
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Postby bgoldhunter » Mon Mar 14, 2005 1:23 am

My name is Loren, 28, live in Fulton. Married, 2 kids, 2 and 5. Been hunting since I was 11 and tagging along since I can remember. Waterfowl is my favorite, but I go for deer, varmints, turkey and about anything else. Goose hunting is probably my favorite, but like duck hunting almost as much.
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Postby KCDuckMaster » Thu Apr 07, 2005 10:21 am

Im Kurt Im 19 and I live in Gladstone which is pretty much Kansas City. I hunt on the Missouri Rivere bottoms at my familys farm which is about 15 mins from downtown KC. I have been fishing before I can even remeber and have been hunting since I was 11. At first I just hunted deer and turkey but the past few years I have picked up Duck and Geese hunting and love it. I go to School at CMSU and Im majoring in Automotive Technology, and next year plan to do alot more waterfowl hunting.
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Postby cmsu870 » Sat Apr 16, 2005 7:52 pm

We are going to tear it up next year Kurt. We are going to show KC how to duck hunt.
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Postby KCDuckMaster » Sun Apr 17, 2005 6:41 pm

Or am I going to have to show St. Louis how to duck hunt.
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Missour Duck Hunters

Postby Webfoot12 » Tue Apr 26, 2005 10:38 am

Hello all,
I'm new to the forum. I enjoy talking with other duck hunters and getting new ideas and info.

I'm from Nevada, MO. I lived in Columbia for several years. I hunted Eagle Bluffs a lot. I am married to a veterinarian. I'm obsessed with duck hunting. I get the most enjoyment from watching my dog do what she loves to do. I also hunt deer, quail (where available) and dove. I love fly-fishing and I play golf.

I mostly hunt Four Rivers just because there are so many ducks and a lot of flooded acres. When it freezes over I have really good luck on the Osage arm of Truman Lake. I occasionaly hunt Bob Brown and Nodaway early in the season. I hunt about half and half between the open area and the draw. Most days I will hunt both. I hunt out of 16' john boat with a 15 hrs. merc outboard motor. I use the Cabela's Northern Flight Boat Blind.

I'm already pumped about next fall.

I'm also looking for a new shotgun for duck/dove hunting. Thinking about a Stoeger. I use an 870 Express Mag. (only 3") now and I don't plan on getting rid of it. I just want an auto-loader to take to the marsh. The 870 will always go as a back up. Feel free to post some ideas about a good duck gun.

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Postby huntmq1 » Tue Apr 26, 2005 11:44 pm

:welcome:
Mossberg 935 all the way.
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Postby gsphunter » Wed Apr 27, 2005 8:40 am

Welcome aboard Webfoot. Glad to see another missouri hunter on here. Things get a little boring in the ol' missouri forum, so it's great to get more people on here.
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Postby Webfoot12 » Sat May 07, 2005 1:36 pm

Hey HuntMQ1,

How does your 935 fair with light loads? I have heard that the 935 has trouble recycling 2 3/4 light loads. I'm looking for a gun to shoot at the very least 2 3/4, 1 1/8 load, 3 dram which really are not considered "light loads."

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Postby huntmq1 » Sat May 07, 2005 3:12 pm

I've never shot any 2 3/4 shells in it yet. It's fairly new. I've been told and heard that AFTER breakin of the 935 there has been no problems with the cycling of the smaller shells. I have heard that NEW 935's have had some problems with the cycling of 2 3/4's. As for the overall on the Mossy 935, LOVE it. Can't wait for the ducks. I'm pretty biased to Mossberg though. I own 5. I use Mossy's for play and work. As for the Joplin area, it's ok I guess. Not alot to do, buts it's getting much better. There is construction of new stores and restaurants everywhere you look. I was raised in Carl Junction.
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Postby River Rat MO » Thu Jun 02, 2005 9:11 pm

My name is kyle married one little boy . I am from sweet springs MO if u dont know where that is its 60 miles east of kc and 60 miles west of columbia on I 70 . Last year was my first year hunting but im addicted now . About the stoeger , if u were looking at the model 2000 i just bought one and i like it very well . at first it had problems chambering the second shell but after a couple hundred shots at clay pigeons and some rusty duck gun lube it works fine .
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Postby AlaskaRedneK » Thu Jun 02, 2005 9:49 pm

Nice to see ya 'round River Rat!

Yo!
My name is Stouff (well thats what my dog calls me :smile: )
I live in Alaska, imagine that!

I hope to one day travel to many states, and whack some ducks!

As for River Rat, I see you are big into shotguns.... you should go hang 'round the Shotgun Forum! :thumbsup:

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Postby Webfoot12 » Sat Jun 04, 2005 4:15 pm

:welcome: Kyle,
Glad to have another MO hunter here. I know what you mean by becoming addicted. A buddy introduced me back in college, now my wife hates him... :smile: Not really...

You're not far from Grand Pass. Probably the states best puplic waterfowl hunting area. That translates to a lot of hunters as well. If you don't know about the reservation system at the managed wetlands like Grand Pass, look into it on the net at missouriconservation.com and go to waterfowl hunting. It explains it pretty well there. That's really the only way to get a "draw" at Grand Pass. But your chances are much better on a week day.

If you have any question I'll be happy to help.

I think the Stoeger is a fine gun. I am going to go with a Benelli SBE II, I think. I'm wanting to shoot 3.5" for those days I might do some goose hunting or something like that, plus I want to be able to use it for dove hunting as well.
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Postby gsphunter » Sun Jun 05, 2005 9:26 pm

Glad to see another MO boy on here. Welome aboard. :thumbsup:
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Postby duckman1106 » Tue Jun 28, 2005 3:43 am

Hey fellas! I'm Erich from Springfield, MO. I'm a transplant from the KC area, so I range from Fountain Grove to the rivers around here and everywhere in between. I do most of my hunting around Urich and Clinton. I go to 4 Rivers and Schell once or twice a year and I try to make a pilgrimmage to Montrose every year. We did alot of good on Stockton last year when it flooded out. The James River around Springfield can be great when it gets cold enough to freeze up all the ponds in the city and push those bread eaters out to the creeks. I've made some friends in Ark. and Tenn., so I'll be doing more of that this year.

I hunt out of a 4 rivers layout when in the swamp. I also just got a 16' Grizzly with a 40 horse on it.

I have a three year old male black lab who's a retrieving machine and a seven year old yellow lab who's a couch potato.

My favorite thing to do is kill a limit of big 'ol greenheads in the timber without the use of one stinking battery operated gadget.
The Mallard Militia: We kill more ducks before 7:00 am than most people kill all day!!
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Postby gsphunter » Tue Jun 28, 2005 8:30 am

Glad to have ya' aboard! :thumbsup:
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Postby huntmq1 » Tue Jun 28, 2005 9:47 am

:welcome: Erich. So with the Mallard Militia, you're in with Hadskey and all that crew? He sent me the Mallard Militia web site link. Pretty good. I saw the pics from Stockton and asked him when he goes there. He said you were the one that really gets to hunt that area. I was at Stockton Sat. night catchin' some nice crappie. I've killed some nice Toms around the lake as well, but never have duck hunted it.
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Postby hooper » Wed Aug 24, 2005 5:49 pm

Just introducing myself to all. I am from Raymore, just south of KC. Mostly hunt at four rivers. Just getting in to waterfowl. I have spent most of my time hunting turkey, deer, and upland game. Last year my buddy and got hooked on waterfowl also. Now I have a ton of tags to buy each year. Oh well, Get's me out of the house and in to the woods.
Just got finished repainting my jon and going to Cabelas this weekend to get the northern flight blind. There on sale. I hear there are nice. Plus it is the waterfowl weekend. Talk to you all soon, and maybe run in to you on the waters.
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