Missouri hunting lease is well known approach in terms of a Missouri duck hunting lease for a blind or a wetlands and for Missouri deer hunting second. An upland bird hunting lease is unheard of.
Mid-America Hunting Association secures private Missouri hunting lease land for deer, turkey, waterfowl and wild Bobwhite Quail. While no one hunter does hunt all these disciplines it is the combined buying power of hunters from several disciplines that makes more Missouri hunting lease land available through the Association than could be gained from just one type of hunter.
"One of the greatest days of bow hunting I've had. Last Friday in [location deleted] this boy came by with another buck at 6:00 pm. Interesting is that his neck was swelled up, seen many rubs and a number of fresh scraps, Thanks Steve
All harvest and many habitat pictures on this web site are at the courtesy of our members/hunters. We certainly appreciate all of them
The easy to buy over the counter and online deer and turkey tags makes Missouri a very attractive, always available to hunt state. That is a bonus, for Missouri has an exceptional turkey population with some heavy toms and a large deer herd where if working hard enough a true trophy may be found.
Missouri offers a four point one side zone that is producing nice 10 and 12 point racks. Have a look at the Missouri point zone.
From these topics alone, purchase rather than draw tags and a large wildlife population, Missouri does offer a lot of hunt.
And, just as with ducks, location means a lot. That is the inherent challenge with any lease is to find the right spot. Chances are that one single farm is more likely not to be the right spot and the hunter makes do with what he has. Through our approach each hunter may scout and hunt several farms and do so each season.
Missouri Turkey Hunter Feedback
Throughout this web site are many hunter testimonials from harvests on our Missouri lease land as well as that of Kansas and Iowa. This is one such feedback.
Hello to all at MAHA,
Here are some pictures from our spring turkey season. The first day it rained all day but I still managed to take a nice gobbler. That was probably the ugliest turkey I have ever shot. He was blind in one eye (no that is not why I was able to kill him as my brother suggested) and he was missing several tail feathers, he did however weigh 24 lbs, have a 10 in beard, and 1 & 3/8 in spurs, a true limb hanger (I have a picture to prove it).
Jeremy (my brother) got our second gobbler around 12:30pm on day two. The rain had just ended and the sun was breaking through. A nice 25 lb bird with long spurs!
Day three we awoke to a starry sky and the turkeys were really gobbling good that morning. We could not get the toms away from hens until later in the morning. Again, about 12:30pm after being close but not close enough all morning, Jeremy and I were able to double up on two nice toms. Both were mature gobblers 24lbs with 1&1/8in spurs. Jeremy's turkey had a 10&1/2 in beard. The real surprise came when we got up to my turkey. It had not only a nice beard but five beards -- 10,8,6,5,&4 inches for a total of 33 inches of beard!!!
We had a great time hunting and all the lease land we hunted had good numbers of turkeys. The best lease was actually a second choice Missouri farm! If you don't get a turkey right off the roost, don't give up. Also, just because the weather is bad and the turkeys are not gobbling does not mean they are not there.
A big thank you to all at MAHA for the great work you all do for us traveling hunters. Three days hunted in Missouri and Kansas: 4 mature gobblers, 65 total inches of beard, 99 pounds of turkey, 9&3/4 inches of spur, a 5 bearded tom. And I saved the best for last; I killed a bigger turkey than my little brother!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Impatiently awaiting deer season, Greg
Thanks for the great hunting account Greg, a good read. Good luck to you and Jeremy while deer hunting.
Move onto our detailed turkey hunting section for Kansas, Iowa and Missouri.
For anyone to consider a wetlands lease especially in the better duck areas be prepared to pay a lot for a little.
A typical duck lease is for a seat in a blind or a single blind. If joining together in a private club then a small wetlands of several blinds may be found, however for the most part the money lies in the single blind wetlands sub lease and most have high enough turnover of hunters one may be found most seasons.
The challenge is finding a blind on the right kind of wetlands with a consistent water source and someone willing to manage the wetlands that understands ducks. A tall requirement often advertised and frequently left as a void.
Missouri Waterfowl Hunting
Missouri duck hunting is big business. Missouri is one of the few regions anywhere where land that can be flooded is prime real-estate costing more per acre than most could afford to buy and produces a profit margin for duck hunts greater than any farm commodity.
The first picture is one of our blinds after being covered with fresh rippy grass just before the season and before flooding.
A partial picture of one wetlands with a blind far shoreline right of center.
We manage a balance between wetlands we drain and plant with Japanese millet and those we retain water ion allowing volunteer grass to firm the bottom. That balance is to insure that we have wetlands in crops or natural cover every year as the summer workload at maintaining the wetlands levees and bottoms is more extensive than good weather time available to work all wetlands each summer.
A portion of our flooded crop ground. This year corn, next year in rotation that on this wetlands is soybeans.
What it is all about, ducks to hunt. Have a look at aerials of our wetlands and water level pictures of the duck blinds in the main Missouri waterfowl section.
Missouri's For Quail Hunting
North Missouri does have some pheasants, not many. Missouri is well known and preferred for crop edge wild Bobwhite Quail Hunting.
An upland bird lease is a non-starter in Missouri due to a lack of pheasant reproductive habitat and environmental limiting factors as well as the large acreage requirement for wild Bobwhite Quail hunts. Simply not economically possible in any measure for the average hunter.
With our approach to multiple use leases we can afford the large acreage required to support wild pheasant and quail hunts throughout the entire season.
Missouri pheasant range primarily is along the Missouri State boundary with Iowa. The occasional pheasant to be found should be considered a bonus to any quail hunt. And, it is Bobwhite Quail the reason for any upland bird hunter to be in Missouri. Missouri wild Bobwhite Quail habitat will give every bird dog loving hunter much covey and singles action.
Advance to our main upland bird hunting section for details on pheasant and Bobwhite Quail hunting in Missouri as well as Kansas nd Iowa.
Missouri Upland Birds