I had a farm up there a few years ago and any of the major creek bottoms that branch off the two upper areas of the lake are good. You can take a canoe up the creeks to get to isolated areas around the lake. The Dept. of Conservation plant food plots around both the Alanta CA and Long Branch CA. Here is a good link to for maps. http://mdcgis.mdc.mo.gov/website/statewidedoqqtruecolor/viewer.asp
I have friend in Sullivan Co. and they say Union Ridge is better and doesn't have the hunting pressure. The Alanta CA and Long Branch CA area is just close enough to KC and St. Louis they get alot of hunters during firearms season.
We all spend our time at the range, making sure our rifle is shooting just right. We get it dialed in, and then we head to the woods, ready to shoot our animal. Well, what happens if the animal comes out where you do not expect it? Will you be able to make the shot?
This scenario has happened to me. My first deer I ever shot, I had to shoot left handed. I had never practiced that way, and paid for it by having my nose broken with the scope. If I had just...