3-Day Spring Turkey Hunt Guided or Unguided
1-4 Guests • Lodge • Private • Guided
Turkey Hunting Info
We are located in Northwest Missouri approximately 5 miles from the Iowa border, which allows us to hunt both Missouri and Iowa out of the same lodge. We hunt Harrison and Worth counties in Missouri, and Ringgold and Decatur counties in Iowa. We hunt over 20,000 acres of privately owned land that is managed for big spurs and high numbers of toms. Our land is a good mix of terrain, including hardwood timber, river and creek bottoms, hayfields, pastures, and CRP fields.
We have an excellent turkey population, with little hunting pressure to ensure quality hunting for years to come. We offer a limited number of bookings to help manage for higher-quality birds for years to come. Our guided hunts are typically 100% successful, with our unguided hunts running close behind. We also offer archery hunts for spring turkey. We have taken 5 birds in the last few years with 1 ¾" or bigger spurs, some of the most impressive spurs for Eastern turkeys in the nation. Our average bird is 23 lbs, with birds every year in the 25-29 lb range. It is not uncommon to take a bird on our land with 1 ¼+ inch spurs and every year we take birds with 1 ½" spurs and up. We also have taken several multiple bearded birds over the years which make for an awesome trophy.
Our turkey hunts are:
3 days for the spring turkey hunt.
We offer a combo hunt which is a 4-day hunt that includes 2 birds in Missouri and 1 bird in Iowa.
Meals and Lodging Included
Over the Counter License in Missouri
Iowa Licenses are by draw only
In Missouri, it is a state law that we can only hunt until 1:00 p.m. In Iowa, we can hunt all day which makes for an awesome combo hunt. We hunt Zone 4 in Iowa for turkey. After turkey hunting, we also offer excellent crappie and bass fishing in 100+ ponds that are stocked for excellent fishing. We also offer some of the finest morel mushroom hunting in the nation. So if you time your turkey hunt just right, going home with a cooler full of morels is not out of the question. Shed hunting is also another great addition to the spring turkey hunt. We have many acres to cover for great shed hunting, so you can bag a turkey and take home some bone.
The licenses are over the counter for Missouri and can be purchased at any Walmart in the state of Missouri. Iowa licenses are by draw only and must be applied for from January 1st to the last Sunday in January. There are leftover muzzle-loading shotgun permits that are normally available after the regular draw, and we have 3 inline, muzzle-loading shotguns that shoot just as accurately as a conventional shotgun that we let our hunters use. So if you miss the deadline for an Iowa turkey tag, you can usually purchase a muzzle-loading shotgun permit and have the chance at a big Iowa tom in the afternoon. We hunt Zone 4 in Iowa for turkey.
Lodging and Meals
We offer great accommodations; with 11 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms you will not be waiting in line for a hot shower or to use the restroom. Our lodge is a few years old and offers all of the modern conveniences. Central air and heat, Satellite TV, Wireless Internet, 2 scent-free washers/dryers, boot dryers, 30-yard indoor archery range, and an outdoor 3-D archery range. All of our bedding is washed in Scent Free detergent and we have a complete kitchen and dining area in a separate building to eliminate food odors from the lodge. We are very scent conscious, and we try to keep everything as scent-free as possible.
Our lodge has 2 master suites with queen size beds, each with their own private bathrooms. Some of the other rooms sleep 2- 3 people and have storage for all of your gear. The lodge is a hunting lodge decorated, with numerous trophy mounts that I or the guides have taken over the past few years. We have comfortable sofas and recliners in the great room, a video selection, reading material, and some board games for those that tag out early.
The Kitchen/dining area is a separate area, very close, well stocked, and a great place to eat and drink while trading stories and tales of past hunts. There is plenty to eat and drink; you will not go hungry while you are at Border Bucks. We will keep the drink cooler well stocked with soda and bottled water and the cabinets filled with snacks, and homemade cookies to keep your sweet tooth satisfied.
Breakfast is a glorified continental offering of cereal, oatmeal, breakfast burritos, bagels, pastries, toast, juice, milk, and coffee. Each and every hunter may choose what he or she wants. Lunches will vary with different seasons, and for those dedicated hunters that will spend all day out in the field, there is always plenty to choose from. We have lunchmeat, condiments, and cheese available and each hunter may make their own sandwiches and have as much as they need for the energy to make the big kill. Chips and other snacks are available. Dinner is always a home-cooked meal with dessert. You will not walk away hungry.
If you happen to be with us during the Spring Turkey season, you will more than likely find yourself attending a fish fry, with homemade French fries, fresh crappie, and morel mushrooms!
Base price is per person for an UNGUIDED 3-Day Spring Turkey Hunt. Make it a Fully Guided Hunt or a Combo Hunt, Add non-hunters, or an additional Bird for additional fees.
We are a family-owned and operated business located in Northwest Missouri, 5 miles from the Iowa border. We offer top-quality trophy hunts on more than 20,000 privately owned and leased acres to provide exceptional trophy quality. The land that we own and lease is some of the best hunting property in the Midwest. We have a great mix of terrain, from river bottoms to corn fields, soybean fields, food plots, brushy draws, CRP, hardwood timber, and alfalfa fields. We limit the number of hunts each year to ensure top trophy quality deer. Attention to detail is one of our strong points. We are a full-time outfitter and spend countless hours providing a top-quality experience for all of our hunters. Our work does not begin when the hunting season opens, it begins the day that hunting season closes. We start shed hunting, making new mineral stations, refreshing mineral stations, working on tree stands, building enclosed shooting houses, running trail cameras, making new stand locations, planting food plots, upgrades and maintenance to our lodge and kitchen, and scouting, scouting, and more scouting.
More Pricing Information
You can also pay a 50% deposit now and a final payment before your trip.
$825.00 Per Person
$165.00 Per Item
$165.00 Per Item
$1155.00 Per Person Per Experience
Please note that there is a 50% non-refundable deposit included with your booking fee. In case of cancellation, and in accordance with the Host's cancellation policy, the remaining 50% may be returned to you or applied towards rescheduling a future trip.
- Experienced Local Guide
- Approx 23,000Acres of Private Hunting Ground
- Homemade Meals and Continental Breakfast
- Large Lodge 11-Bedrooms/9-Bathrooms
- Central Heat and AC
- Satellite TV
- Wireless Internet
- Scent Free Washers/Dryers
- Boot Dryer
- Indoor Archery Range
- Outdoor 3-D Archery Range
- All Bedding Provided
- Fully Stocked Kitchen
- Weather Appropriate Hunting Attire
- Valid Hunting License / Tags
- Personal Hunting Gear
- Overnight Gear
Rules & Guidelines
Your hunt will conclude when you have harvested your animal or your scheduled hunt time ends. If you fill your tag/tags early you are more than welcome to stay with us and enjoy the lodge until your hunt ends. If you have not harvested your animal, you may stay and hunt longer at an additional charge, depending on availability. Border Bucks wants you to have a successful hunt!
All Missouri licenses need to be purchased online from the Missouri Department of Conservation, prior to arrival or at Sporting Goods stores in Mo.(Walmart). Licenses for Iowa Deer and Turkey are by draw only, we hunt zone 4 for turkey and zone 4 and zone 5 for deer. The application time for turkey is in Jan., however leftover permits are available, please ask for details. Application time for Deer is early May to early June. Iowa has a preference point system, and our archery hunters are drawing tags with 3 preference points. Shotgun and muzzleloader hunters are having about a 50% chance with no points. Even if you are not planning to hunt Iowa this year, start building points, you can purchase a preference point only. Anyone hunting in either state with a firearm, will have to provide proof that they have completed a hunter safety course if born prior to Jan. 1, 1967.