Plan A Trip

Plan A Trip

Planning your Missouri hunting trip should not be hard, however to ensure that our clients have everything they are going to need, we have compiled a list of items that should be considered when packing for your hunt. Also, in order to assist our hunters at planning their stay with NMBBO, we require that you arrive for check-in between 3:00 and 5:00pm the day before your scheduled hunt. Check-out time is 8:00am the morning following the last day of your hunt. Adherence to these times allows our staff to maximize turnover efficiency and the hunters overall experience. For those who plan on flying, our airport options are listed at the bottom of this page. Prior to checking in, we strongly suggest that you shop locally in Bethany or Albany for lunch items (bread, cheese, sandwich meats, PB & J, snacks, beverages, etc.) which may be stored in one of our guest refrigerators.

Hunter Equipment List

Hunter Equipment List

For Our Bowhunters

  • Rubber boots
  • Scent control products
  • Waterproof clothes
  • Tree umbrella
  • Bow holder
  • Lighted Arrow Nocks (a newly recommended requirement beginning with the 2023 season)
  • Pull-up rope
  • Good Binoculars & Range Finder
  • Seat cushion
  • Rattling bag/horns
  • Deer scents
  • Safety harness (a must)
  • Carabiner for Harness (locking style recommended)
  • Flashlight

For Our Rifle hunters

  • Small heater(and propane) if you want
  • Scent control products
  • Orange vest
  • Orange hat
  • Rubber boots
  • Seat cushion
  • Good Binoculars and Range Finder
  • Deer scents
  • Rattling bag/horns
  • Safety harness (a must) if you prefer a lock-on or ladder stand over box blind
  • Shooting Sticks
  • Flashlight

NOTE: NMBBO does not permit the use of hunters personal self-climbers or saddles for reasons related to insurance liability.

NOTE: NMBBO may have a small inventory of some items listed above  just in case our hunters missed something when packing for the hunt or items may have been lost during travel to camp. If you find something missing upon arrival, just talk with your guide for assistance.

For Our Turkey Hunters - Missouri requires all shot shells to be size #4 or smaller. Lead, heavy and TSS loads are permitted. Decoys are permitted and are hunter's option. A well stocked turkey vest for unguided hunters is recommended. As for clothing, be prepared for temperatures as low as the high 20's in the early morning up into the 70's at mid-day. 

For All of Our Hunters - a shooting range and targets are available at the North Lodge for archery practice, sighting in rifles, or patterning shotguns. Also, we request that you bring an appropriate case to store your gun in your vehicle as we do not permit them inside our lodges.

Airport / Driving Directions

Airport / Driving Directions

Northwest Missouri Bucks and Beards Outfitters is located just west off of Interstate 35 about in the middle between Des Monies, IA and Kansas City, MO. An easy interstate drive away from some spectacular hunting opportunities. If driving, the NOD Main Lodge is 14 miles North on Highway C from Albany, MO

For those that wish to fly into Missouri and would like to know the closest airport and accommodations we have the following airports and runway lengths for those who fly private. If you need transportation arrangements, please contact us ahead of time so we can let you know any costs and coordinate those arrangements.

Application / Licensing Information

Application / Licensing Information

Before heading out to fish or hunt for deer, turkey, waterfowl, furbearers, or small game, be sure to buy the right permits. You can buy them online, over the phone, at any Missouri Department of Conservation office, or from more than a thousand vendors around the state.

The State of Missouri has made the process of obtaining hunting permits very easy via a single link. On their single page you find permit and cost information for bow, cross-bow, firearms, etc. In addition, you will find useful information on each hunted species by way of notes, limits, and prohibitions. NMBBO strongly ecourages each hunter to secure these permits before arrival at camp. Documents may be printed as hard copy or kept in your phone. The MDC app is available at the APP Store as "MO Hunting". We encourage downloading this app as it makes checking your harvest much easier and gives you a permanent record in your phone.

To get more information on Missouri hunting permit costs, visit the Missouri Department of Conservation website and search for the specie you plan on hunting:

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