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Old 04-07-2016, 07:10 AM
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Which one should I hunt or should I hunt all of them and were are the best places to find them in Missouri.

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Old 04-13-2016, 05:06 AM
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You seem kind of all over the place about what you want to hunt. Why not get your feet wet with Jack Rabbits? Wherever the agricultural areas meet the undeveloped wooded or brush areas there are going to be Jack Rabbits. Jacks are protected some places, not many but some. Jacks are actually good eating, though there isn't a lot of meat on one.

I usually hunt whatever there is the most of. It isn't a contest with other hunters, a body count or bragging rights IMO In my case it is a strong hunting instinct and most any game will do. I even enjoy Ratting with my dogs.

A lot of Dove around and I hunt Dove. The Rabbit population spikes and I hunt Rabbit. Most hunting is cyclic, a responsible hunter can smooth out the population bumps without affecting the larger ecosystem.

What I hunt the most of is Varmints, mostly Fox. You suppress the Fox/Yote population and most of the game birds and whatever rebound and the hunting gets better. In effect, as a hunter, you are in a competition with natural predators.

Crows are iffy, most places they are protected under the Migratory Bird Act. There are exceptions when they become too much of a pest. Crows are nest robbers and eat young birds. Most times hunting anything during nesting season is forbidden. If there are a lot of Crows around, it is doubtful there will be many ground nesting game birds around.

You have to commit, the more time you spend observing, the better your hunting skills are going to be. Hunting is a lot more than just shooting something. You should survey your hunting area, observe and decide what needs to be harvested. While I'm hunting varmints I watch for Deer sign, Hog sign, whatever and know where the edible game is.

Hunting is a lifestyle and to be any good at it demands a lot of time. The amount of time I spend just watching really adds up. Then there is the time practicing and improving your shooting skills. Then there is scouting and finding hunting grounds. The time I spend actually shooting anything is a very small percentage of my time and efforts.
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Old 04-13-2016, 06:54 AM
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Originally Posted by MudderChuck View Post
You seem kind of all over the place about what you want to hunt. Why not get your feet wet with Jack Rabbits? Wherever the agricultural areas meet the undeveloped wooded or brush areas there are going to be Jack Rabbits. Jacks are protected some places, not many but some. Jacks are actually good eating, though there isn't a lot of meat on one.

I usually hunt whatever there is the most of. It isn't a contest with other hunters, a body count or bragging rights IMO In my case it is a strong hunting instinct and most any game will do. I even enjoy Ratting with my dogs.

A lot of Dove around and I hunt Dove. The Rabbit population spikes and I hunt Rabbit. Most hunting is cyclic, a responsible hunter can smooth out the population bumps without affecting the larger ecosystem.

What I hunt the most of is Varmints, mostly Fox. You suppress the Fox/Yote population and most of the game birds and whatever rebound and the hunting gets better. In effect, as a hunter, you are in a competition with natural predators.

Crows are iffy, most places they are protected under the Migratory Bird Act. There are exceptions when they become too much of a pest. Crows are nest robbers and eat young birds. Most times hunting anything during nesting season is forbidden. If there are a lot of Crows around, it is doubtful there will be many ground nesting game birds around.

You have to commit, the more time you spend observing, the better your hunting skills are going to be. Hunting is a lot more than just shooting something. You should survey your hunting area, observe and decide what needs to be harvested. While I'm hunting varmints I watch for Deer sign, Hog sign, whatever and know where the edible game is.

Hunting is a lifestyle and to be any good at it demands a lot of time. The amount of time I spend just watching really adds up. Then there is the time practicing and improving your shooting skills. Then there is scouting and finding hunting grounds. The time I spend actually shooting anything is a very small percentage of my time and efforts.
thanks I want to get out and see what is out there. But I don't have my on land and I am trying to find a place near me where I can hunt. I live in Missouri but really close to Arkansas. So do you know of any good places I can hunt. And when I find a place I will find out what animals are there and what needs to be hunted or what i can hunt.
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Old 04-13-2016, 08:50 AM
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my suggestion is buy a hunting lic and get the hunting book that shows you public hunting lands, every state has one(I'm in PA, only part of MI I hunted was NE corner area of the state)

but once you find public lands you can then go and have a look at them and see what's about
this time of yr, about all I know of you can LEGALLY hunt will be crows and coyotes mostly
but again, your hunting lic rules and regulations booklet will tell you all season and dates and what all lic you NEED to have to hunt each species

all the species you listed can be fun to hunt, but pending on what area and what's about, will determine more of what you will have luck with harvesting!!
NOT all parts of the state are prime for any of the species you listed!
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Old 04-13-2016, 11:47 AM
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Originally Posted by mrbb View Post
my suggestion is buy a hunting lic and get the hunting book that shows you public hunting lands, every state has one(I'm in PA, only part of MI I hunted was NE corner area of the state)

but once you find public lands you can then go and have a look at them and see what's about
this time of yr, about all I know of you can LEGALLY hunt will be crows and coyotes mostly
but again, your hunting lic rules and regulations booklet will tell you all season and dates and what all lic you NEED to have to hunt each species

all the species you listed can be fun to hunt, but pending on what area and what's about, will determine more of what you will have luck with harvesting!!
NOT all parts of the state are prime for any of the species you listed!
ok think you and I will do that. I planing on getting my hunting lic soon.
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