1 Opening in 3,400-Acre Missouri Farm

GottaGetOutdoorsGottaGetOutdoors Posts: 60 Greenhorn
I have 1 opening in a 3,400-acre QDM lease in northern Bates County. One of the charter members has to drop out due to a family emergency. The lease is limited to 6 total members at $4,000/person. Five slots are filled. Land cover is roughly 70% beans/corn, 20% timbered creeks/drainages, and 10% CRP. Numerous ponds and creeks. Each member is allowed 1 buck, 2 does, and 2 gobblers. A shooter buck must be 4.5 years or older. I posted info and photos at www.wildlifecooperative.com. Shoot me a PM if you want to know more. 
Joshua 24:15

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  • BucktaleBucktale Posts: 36 Greenhorn
    I just sent you a pm. Hopefully I did it correctly. 
    Rob
  • GottaGetOutdoorsGottaGetOutdoors Posts: 60 Greenhorn
    Good talking with you, Rob.
    Joshua 24:15
  • 250sav250sav Posts: 97 Greenhorn
    How do you determine if the Buck is 4.5 years old?
  • GottaGetOutdoorsGottaGetOutdoors Posts: 60 Greenhorn
    250sav said:
    How do you determine if the Buck is 4.5 years old?
    Google your exact question and there will be lots of useful articles on the topic. I suggest starting with QDMA. 
    Joshua 24:15
  • 250sav250sav Posts: 97 Greenhorn
    Buyer beware!
  • GottaGetOutdoorsGottaGetOutdoors Posts: 60 Greenhorn
    edited March 11 #7
    Our member vetting process works two ways. Every prospective member gets vetted. And we expect the candidate to vet us. We select men of integrity who can uphold the QDM program and get along well with fellow members. 
    Joshua 24:15
  • GottaGetOutdoorsGottaGetOutdoors Posts: 60 Greenhorn
    edited March 11 #8
    250sav, it appears you take issue with my hunting lease management program. If you can't add something constructive to the conversation, then just move along. 
    Joshua 24:15
  • 250sav250sav Posts: 97 Greenhorn
    I asked how YOU determine the buck is 4.5 years old, not QDMA, lots of big fines for being a 1/4-1/2"off. Like I said, buyer beware. These hunting clubs have become the bane of guys who just want to go out and hunt deer. I still await your response as to how you tell the buck is 4.5 years old with no fine?  Awaiting your response.
  • GottaGetOutdoorsGottaGetOutdoors Posts: 60 Greenhorn
    edited March 12 #10
    Your question was answered. Field judging methods that I use are readily available from credible sources. No need to type a lengthy description of how I field age when it's already available with a few simple clicks. QDMA is a good source because they offer excellent field judging how-to articles with illustrations. As for fines, I am not a fan. That's why I have not imposed a fine in 30 years and see no need to start now. My approach is to intensively manage a lease without regulating the fun out of it. It is better to carefully screen prospective members and only pick those with solid integrity and solid field judging skills. Get that part right and the rest tends to fall into place.
    Joshua 24:15
  • 250sav250sav Posts: 97 Greenhorn
    $4000 for 1 buck and 2 does, which approximates to about 100 lbs of edible meat!  That's about $40 a pound! Get my point!! This is what this country is coming to!  In ten years only those who can dish out the $ will be able to play. It's a sad state to what this Country has become. Pay to play!
  • GottaGetOutdoorsGottaGetOutdoors Posts: 60 Greenhorn
    edited March 18 #12
    250sav, the real measure of hunting goes way beyond $/pound of meat. Same logic when spending $4,000 for a boat or a family vacation. I can try explaining that to you but I can't understand it for you.
    Joshua 24:15
  • 250sav250sav Posts: 97 Greenhorn
    The real measure of hunting is when I hunt millions of acres in Canada, Maine, Vermont and upstate NY for $0. But Im glad I'm 67 years old, and I'll never have to pay Sheisters like you to hunt. Never paid $1 to hunt anywhere, 
    and it's people like you who are putting this sport out of reach for the average man. It's becoming a rich mans sport. Had my say!
  • 250sav250sav Posts: 97 Greenhorn
    Every post GottaGerOutdoors has had on here is for $$$! I wonder if he is paying an advertising fee? Check him out!
  • GottaGetOutdoorsGottaGetOutdoors Posts: 60 Greenhorn
    250sav said:
    The real measure of hunting is when I hunt millions of acres in Canada, Maine, Vermont and upstate NY for $0. Never paid $1 to hunt anywhere
    Hunting land down south hasn't been free in decades. WMAs in AL and GA are over hunted. Gone are the days when knocking on a farmer's door gets you a free place to hunt. Buying land is out of reach for most folks. So leasing quality land and splitting expenses with a group of like-minded quality guys is the norm. There is something for everybody when it comes to acreage and price. Most clubs take in too many members, who hunt too much and kill more than the land can support. I limit us to about 300 acres/member on average.

    Joshua 24:15
  • GottaGetOutdoorsGottaGetOutdoors Posts: 60 Greenhorn
    edited March 20 #16
    250sav, you have not met me, or visited my lease, or met any of our lease members. I fully respect your right to hunt public lands. I also respect your opinion about the rising costs of leasing hunting land. But you are way out of line calling me a sheister. Shame on you for turning your opinions into a personal attack. You better learn how to keep it civil or the site mods will put you in timeout.
    Joshua 24:15
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