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Finding Places to Hunt and Shoot
I decided to do a page on finding places to hunt and shoot after getting the question asked on ebay a few times.
It's not nearly as easy to find good places as it is worth airsoft or paintball. For starters those who have them
don't want to share them - the opposite of combat gaming - And, unless you're lucky enough to live near to a large,
wild, free public access area (not many of those about in the UK) you can't just go out and pop away.
We have recently opened a 4-cabin retreat, and hope to catrer to hunters during
any and all of the seasons; we are located in Ozark County, Missouri, and are
surrounded on three sides by the Mark Twain National Forest. We literally
have a hunters' paradise here, and hope to be able to attract serious and
responsible hunters to our property.
Although we are open year 'round, we will use black-outs during all hunting
seasons so only hunters will fill the cabins. You can look at our
property and cabins by going to www.eagarvalley.com
. Ignore the no-hunting info,
we have a new partner, and have changed our policy to cater
to hunters, it will soon be reflected on our website, advertising,
We have many deer and turkey on our 600 acre retreat, as well as
wild pigs. Please call early for reservations, they will fill up
And nearby also in the Ozarks
I own and operate a 1000 acre cattle ranch in Southern Missouri near Mt. Grove, 45 miles
East of Springfield. This is a family run cattle and sheep ranch. We are now opening the ranch
to deer and turkey hunters. Our focus is to provide an economical place for safe hunters to enjoy
this part of our ranch.
I would like the opportunity to present our ranch to your group as a sight for hunting
and for enjoying what the Ozarks has to offer. We see several groups of turkey every day as we check livestock. As a ranch
we employ practices to promote deer populations which has given us remarkable results.
I'd like feedback for this page and am happy to do links out to other sites that can provide venue and
Or if you've got some content to add send it to me and I'll either add it to this page or create a new page
depending on what it is and how long.
Just email me with your details or info.
For now here are a few ideas to get you started: -
If you've got a hunting or gun shop nearby ask there. It's very likely they'll know of places or at least start to
in the right direction. Another possibility is a fishing shop that also sells air rifles. Although not specialist
sellers they may know people or hunt themselves.
Be a free pest controller
Many people get permission from farmers to shoot on their land for rabbits and other pests.
Many farmers are happy for this as they get free pest control and you get free hunting. So worth asking
Possible places to ask would be at the farms themselves or if that's a bit of scary thought try markets where
they may sell free range products or even look them up in Yellow pages or online directories and give them a
The fact is that farms are big and rabbits are many so there are often plenty to go round. This was my first
hunt experience - midnight lamping in a 4x4 for rabbits in Scotland. Superb!
Where does the meat come from?
You may also check with any local proper traditional
type butchers as they often get hunted game and may give you a good lead to follow up.
Also worth checking forums and blogs online - Try keywords around phrases like "shooting --your area name--"
Clubs and Associations
Your local gun club - Even if they only do targets on an indoor
range there's a good chance they'll be able to point you the right way.
If you can find one...Prices from cheap to mega bucks. In many cases it's simply group clubbing their money
together to be able to afford to rent a shoot area from a landowner. If you can find a good one this can give you
some great places to shoot.
And check out the BASC website -
British Association for Conservation and Shooting have an excellent directory page for shooting clubs and places to hunt and shoot as well as a ton of other info on
hunting and shooting in the UK AND outside the UK.
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