Our Missouri hunts in 2023 were challenging this year. I do a very limited amount of archery hunts on my big Missouri property and only do a couple of hunters opener week and then I do 4 hunters each the last week of October and the first week of November. This year the corn stayed standing on the property all the way through gun season so that made it a bit more challenging on the property during the archery and even the gun season because of that. My archery hunters also had to put up with upper 70 degree weather. Our target bucks were no shows pretty much the whole time while my archery hunters were there. We did take a really good buck opener week and then one the last week of October. My gun hunters experienced the same things, 500 acres of standing corn on the property and very warm temps. Normally that time of year the crops are off and we are hunting over standing grain that I buy back from the farmer. This year we couldn't do that and were designated to hunting in the timber the whole time. We saw some good bucks chasing a couple of days but no shots and then the weather turned for the worse again and we struggled. I feel bad for my hunters this year and the conditions they had to fight but a positive of it all is that a lot of bucks made it through to next year, including all of our target bucks, so 2024 we should have some amazing deer to hunt!!