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About Our Hunts

Trophy Whitetail Archery Deer Hunting

Lots of effort has gone into our properties to assure a quality deer & Turkey experience. We have several food plots that have been strategically placed for bow hunting.  Most of our properties have stands placed as starting points along travel areas & various food plots, in well thought out locations.  Our hunts are semi guided and we recommend you start with these stands and make adjustments as your hunt goes to keep up with deer movement.  Please bring your own portable stands so you can move and adjust as needed to deer movement.  An example of where we would have a stand placed would be on a ridge top or travel corridor, that is highly used or on a food plot or food source.

During the last week of October and first two weeks of November the bucks are usually on their feet actively looking or chasing does.  We recommend you sit tight in what we call "cruising areas” as mature deer should be on the move during this time of year.  Archery hunting mature deer is a waiting game and the most successful hunters put in their time and are prepared when the moment of truth arrives.

Our hunts are done as semi guided.  We provide you with a topo map of the area you will be hunting, and go over the boundaries in person so you feel comfortable with the property you are hunting.  We get you started with your first set up on the property and then you take over with your own stands as you adjust to deer movement.

We always make every effort to give each person in camp an equal opportunity to harvest a trophy animal.  Please keep in mind, despite the fact we have several trophy caliber deer on our properties (see trail camera pictures), taking them is not going to be easy.  Some luck will be required as these are free-ranging, truly wild, whitetail deer, which are one of the most difficult animals (4-1/2 year and older deer)  to take with archery equipment.

Please be aware that our passion for archery hunting is what got us into this business.  We realize as successful bow hunters ourselves that mature deer don’t take pressure very well.  If you walk thru, disturb your area, or hunt stands that are not good for a particular wind direction, your chance of success will go down proportionally.  We are doing everything within our power to assure you have a successful hunt.  This does also require the hunter has, good, keen, and proper hunting skills.  You are hunting in a part of Missouri that has quality deer, which is the best way to start your good luck!

Under our quality deer management program, we are trying to harvest only mature bucks of 3-1/2 years or older. If you need help with identifying this class of deer we will be glad to give a few pointers before your hunt starts. Just like us, you are here for a mature buck, and we don’t want 2-1/2 year old deer shot, as they are the future.

Quality deer sightings are highly probable on our properties. Opportunity is good, and trophy success is common. 

During the 2009-2012 Seasons 35% of our clients (1 in 3) took actual shots at what they felt were Trophy Bucks! 25% of our hunters put their tags on a trophy Buck (1 in 4) and as you know, these are very high success numbers for free ranging deer.  85% of our hunters at some point during their hunt, laid eyes on what they felt were trophy deer.

Hunting License cost is $225.00 (2016/2017 Nonresident pricing) which includes 2 deer & 2 fall turkey. Only 1 buck may be taken before the mid November gun season.  Antlerless deer tags for Nonresidents are $25 (2016/17)

 

We use about 50/50 Hang on's & Ladder Stands @ TCO and put Food Plots in areas where needed 

 

  Lodging is provided for hunters @ Tombstone Creek Outfitting           Awesome BUCKS!

Spring Archery Turkey Hunting

Spring Turkey hunts are conducted using the same house as lodging, and these hunts too are also self guided trespass hunts.  We have several farms that we archery hunt for Eastern species gobblers.  In most cases we have a ground blind set up on each of our farms in strategically placed strutting areas as a starting point.

You should bring your own calls, decoys, and blinds (to adjust to bird movement)

Spring Turkey season is 3 weeks long in Missouri.  It starts on a Monday around the 3rd week (about the 20th) of April. The first week of season you may only take one bird by law.  The last two weeks of season have a 2 bird (only 1 per day by MO state law) limit.

Our properties are also archery only for turkey.  We may allow a few shot gun hunters on the last 3 day hunt of the spring after all archery hunts are done. Their will be help in camp during the entire spring season to direct hunting traffic & to help get everyone on birds.  We are strickly set up for ground blind hunting, and require each hunter to remain in the blind for the duration on their hunt.   Missouri hunt times are from ½ before sunrise to 1:00 pm. The evenings are usually spent locating birds for the next day.

          --------------------  License cost for 2015 Spring Turkey is $190 --------------------

   

                We have very high opportunity rats on Eastern Turkey with Bow & Arrow!    

 

     2016 Bowhunting World declares Missouri #4 for in Top 10 Whitetail States

 


 

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Awesome food plot on season opener 

Our lodging is centraly located between several good properties!

SKINNING SHED & WALK IN COOLER 

INSIDE THE SKINNING SHED

Welcome to our camp in MO

INSIDE THE CAMP HOUSE

INSIDE BUNK HOUSE'S

Sample Topo map of Typical hunting ground.

Summer time planting food plots

FOOD PLOT early October

Husband / Wife hunt!

 

 Some of the best shed's @ TCO

  

 Camp Manager Tim Schlaufman