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Black Powder White tale MO Hunt

Thinking about heading into northern MO and hunting black powder white tale this December. Anyone know of any good public areas? How is the weather in MO late December?

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Black Powder White tale MO Hunt

Where are you coming from?

By the time our muzzle loader season rolls around the deer on public ground have been chased around and shot at enough I wouldn't know what to tell you to expect.

Our weather in December can range from a muddy mess in the 30s to frozen solid. Call the week before you come and just count on it changing before you get here. Thumbs up

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Black Powder White tale MO Hunt

Driving from SD. Are all the public grounds hit pretty hard? I think there's a gap between seasons this year in MO. Muzz huting starts in late December. Hopefully there's still some big boys rolling around.

RD in SD

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Black Powder White tale MO Hunt

If I've got my dates right regular rifle season is the 14th-24th and doe season is the 25th-6th. They get a few days off and muzzle loader season picks up the 19th to the 29th. Being pressured that long sends many bucks into the dark and if there is any snow on they become very nocturnal.

I have not hunted public land in years, but the size of the orange army gets bigger every year. The past few years there has been some good deer taken on public ground during early archery season and each year after the word gets out the number of cars in the parking lots grow.

If you can find a place that has not been heavily pressured they will calm down and come back out of hiding. As with anywhere else, they are there.....it's only a matter of being there at the right time. Thumbs up

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