Finley River

CTO is a youth hunting and fishing club for boys and young men age 7-20 serving the Finley River Valley area of Missouri. We are "Building Men, Preserving our Heritage and Sharing our Faith." We go on hunting and fishing trips and other exciting outings, nearly every month of the year and meet regularly to hone outdoor skills while growing our faith. 

You will have the time of your life while growing closer to God! Contact Outfitter Mike Harris at mharris@teamcto.org  or 417-234-7654 for more information.

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Meet the CTO Finley River Outfitter:

Mike Harris was born and raised in southwest Missouri. He graduated from Seymour High School and went on to College of the Ozarks where he earned his business degree. He currently lives in Fordland with his wife, Beth, and three daughters, Carley, Lauren, and Michaela. Mike has spent the last 16 years earning his living in the outdoor industry. He got his start in sales where he made a name for himself specializing in selling wildlife products. In January 2010, he left the sales position to help start a wildlife seed company and was a co-host on a national hunting show, Buck Addiction TV. In August 2010, a severe tree stand accident ended this career and set the stage for CTO. Currently he owns his own custom food plot and land management company, Growing Ideas Land Service, where he helps landowners develop their wildlife habitat.

After the tree stand collapsed and returning home from a one month hospital stay, Mike met Kirk Bouse and was introduced to Cross Trail Outfitters. He jokes that since he had two broken legs and couldn’t get away, he listened. After a two and a half hour visit with Kirk, Mike began to get the vision of how God was going to use his passion for the Missouri outdoors to fulfill a new life purpose. Several months later Mike began to volunteer on many CTO outings and currently leads The Finley River Chapter on outings nearly every month of the year.

Contact Mike Harris at 417-234-7654 or e-mail mharris@teamcto.org


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Upcoming events

    • Sat, March 23, 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Ozark Assembly of God, Ozark MO
    • 199
    Register

    • Thu, March 28, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Springfield Nature Center, Springfield, MO
    Register

    Join us for our monthly family night meeting, each meeting will consist of Bible study time, outdoor skill development and sharing God's Love through ministry and service as we learn. This month we will be learning about fly tying. in preparation to building our fishing pole or fly rod of you choice.  Bring this whole family March 28th at the Springfield Nature Center.


    • Fri, April 05, 2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • Sun, April 07, 2019
    • 7:00 PM
    • Pittsburgh, MO
    • 7
    Register

    TRIP DETAILS: We will be turkey hunting and fishing

    Meet at the Cooper House, Friday night April 5th and return Sunday evening April 7th  (approx.7:00pm). 

    Drop off: Cooper's House

    Pick up: Cooper's House


    SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: 

    Bring your own warm sleeping bag, pillow, camo, clean clothes to change into around the camp, and all your toiletries, etc. 

    Only one turkey may be taken during the first week of the season. If you do not take one during the first week, then you may take two during the second or third weeks of the season, but you may not take them both on the same day.

    Anyone using a turkey call to assist another hunter must be properly licensed with either a filled or unfilled spring turkey hunting permit.

    Youth permit is available for resident and nonresident youth hunters.

    See if you qualify for a resident landowner permit.

    Resident: 

    $17.00

    Nonresident: 

    $190.00

    Youth (6-15): 

    $8.50


    • Thu, April 25, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Springfield Nature Center, Springfield, MO
    Register

    Join us for our monthly family night meeting, each meeting will consist of Bible study time, outdoor skill development and sharing God's Love through ministry and service as we learn. This month we will continue to work on our fly tying skills in preparation to building our fishing pole or fly rod of you choice.  Bring this whole family April 25th at the Springfield Nature Center.


    • Fri, May 03, 2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • Sun, May 05, 2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • Davisville, MO
    • 8
    Register

    TRIP DETAILS: Meet at the Cooper House, Friday night May 3rd and return Sunday afternoon May  5th  (approx.4:00pm). 

    Drop off: Cooper's House

    Pick up: Cooper's House


    SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: 

    Bring your own warm sleeping bag, pillow, camo, clean clothes to change into around the camp, and all your toiletries, etc. 

    Only one turkey may be taken during the first week of the season. If you do not take one during the first week, then you may take two during the second or third weeks of the season, but you may not take them both on the same day.

    Anyone using a turkey call to assist another hunter must be properly licensed with either a filled or unfilled spring turkey hunting permit.

    Youth permit is available for resident and nonresident youth hunters.

    See if you qualify for a resident landowner permit.

    Resident: 

    $17.00

    Nonresident: 

    $190.00

    Youth (6-15): 

    $8.50


    • Thu, May 23, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Springfield Nature Center, Springfield, MO
    Register

    Join us for our monthly family night meeting, each meeting will consist of Bible study time, outdoor skill development and sharing God's Love through ministry and service as we learn. This month we will continue to work on our fly tying skills in preparation to building our fishing pole or fly rod of you choice.  Bring this whole family May 23rd at the Springfield Nature Center.


    • Mon, May 27, 2019
    • 1:00 PM
    • Fri, May 31, 2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • Carney, OK
    • 7
    Register

    HOG CAMP
    Boys ages 13 and up

    Cost for Non Members: $500

    Cost for Members: $450

    Deposit: $250
    Location: Rafter F Hunts/Cimarron Canyon Outfitters, Carney, OK

    One of our favorite camps of all time: HOG CAMP at Rafter F Hunts, now called Cimarron Canyon Outfitters  (www.rafterfhunts.com) in Carney OK. Ages 13 and up. Join us for an exciting, fast paced time in the red Oklahoma mud hunting wild hogs. These hogs are big and up close! We will also be fishing, swimming, and long range shooting.

    Drop off at Kirk's House on Monday May 27 at 1 pm. (7901 West FR 100, Willard MO 65781).

    Pickup at Kirk's house on Friday May 31. We will leave Rafter F Hunts by Noon on that Friday. Should return around 4 pm. 

    To see 2018 Hog camp photos just click here: https://teamcto.smugmug.com/State-of-Missouri/2018-Rafter-F-Hog-Camp-/2018-Rafter-F-Oklahoma-Hog-Camp/

    • Thu, May 30, 2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • Sun, June 02, 2019
    • 7:00 PM
    • Brixey, MO
    • 8
    Register

    TRIP DETAILS: Meet at the Cooper House, Friday morning May 31st and return Sunday evening June 2nd  (approx.7:00pm). 

    Drop off: Cooper's House

    Pick up: Cooper's House


    SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: 

    Bring your own warm sleeping bag, pillow, clean clothes to change into around the camp, and all your toiletries, etc.

    • Sun, June 02, 2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • Fri, June 07, 2019
    • 12:00 PM
    • Oak Creek Whitetail Ranch, 178 Oak Creek Lane, Bland MO 65014
    • 6
    Register

    RAM CAMP
    Boys ages 10-16
    Cost Non-Members: $750
    Cost Members: $700

    Deposit: $250
    Location: Oak Creek Whitetail Ranch, Bland MO

    RAM CAMP!!!!!  We are so excited to announce that Ram Camp will be at a new location this summer. All hunting and activities will be at the amazing Oak Creek Whitetail Ranch. Oak Creek Whitetail Ranch is located in the scenic rolling hills of the Missouri Ozarks. You can click this link to see what an amazing opportunity this will be for our campers.   https://oakcreekwhitetailranch.com/     Activities will be hunting, fishing, swimming and sport shooting. Each camper will have the opportunity to harvest a mature ram and will have meat in the freezer and a trophy to show family and friends back home. You won’t want to miss this one!!

    Camp Location: Oak Creek Whitetail Ranch, 178 Oak Creek Lane, Bland MO 65014. You can click this link for driving directions to the ranch.    https://oakcreekwhitetailranch.com/location/     

    Drop off will be at Oak Creek Whitetail Ranch at 4pm on Sunday, June 2nd. 

    Pickup will be at Oak Creek Whitetail Ranch at Noon on Friday June 7th.

    See pictures from 2017 camp at https://teamcto.smugmug.com/State-of-Missouri/Ram-Camp-2017/


    • Mon, June 17, 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • Wed, June 19, 2019
    • 6:00 PM
    • Brixey, MO
    • 8
    Register

    TRIP DETAILS: Meet at the Cooper House, Monday morning June 17th and return Sunday evening June 19th  (approx.7:00pm). 

    Drop off: Cooper's House

    Pick up: Cooper's House


    SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: 

    Bring your own sleeping bag, pillow, clean clothes to change into around the camp, and all your toiletries, etc.

    • Sun, June 23, 2019
    • 4:30 PM
    • Fri, June 28, 2019
    • 12:00 PM
    • 405 Rockin Star Rd, Galena MO 65656
    • 7
    Register

    Table Rock Lake Fishing Camp
    Boys ages 10-16
    Non-Member Price: $500 
    Member Price: $450
    Deposit: $250
    Location: Table Rock Lake, Galena MO

    We are excited to announce that we will be having our first ever Fishing Camp on the beautiful Table Rock Lake, sponsored by Lew's Fishing.  We will be staying within minutes of the lake. Each camper will be taught by pro fisherman and will  be learning different fishing techniques from the pros on Table Rock Lake. This will be a great opportunity for campers to learn from professional anglers from around the country. Lots of fishing, swimming, archery and sport shooting.  

    We will be meeting at 4:30 pm on Sunday, June 23rd  at the camp location. (405 Rockin Star Rd, Galena MO 65656) Pick up will be at Noon on Friday, June 28th at the camp location. This camp will be a fisherman’s dream.



    • Sun, July 07, 2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • Wed, July 10, 2019
    • 12:00 PM
    • Bourbon, MO
    • 9
    Register

    Young Bucks Sportsman Camp
    Boys Ages 6-10
    Non Member Price- $400
    Member Price -$350

    Young Bucks Sportsman Camp is turning into one of the most amazing Summer Camps for boys ages 6-10. If you have ever wanted to go to CTO Ultimate Summer camps but have not been old enough then your time has come. This camp will prepare you for many more CTO hunting and fishing experiences as each young man gets older. Camp will teach you the skills of hunting and fishing. Activities will consist of gun safety, archery, long and short range rifle shooting, trap shooting, fishing, swimming and many other outdoor experiences.

    Drop off will be at the local Family Center/grocery store in Bourbon, MO (one hour west of St. Louis on I-44) at 4 pm on Monday July 7th. A CTO staff person will meet parents and campers there and everyone will follow them out to the camp. Pickup will be at the camp location (11717 State Hwy W, Bourbon MO 65441) at Noon on Wednesday July 10th.

    See pictures from last year's camp at https://teamcto.smugmug.com/State-of-Missouri/2018-Young-Bucks-Summer-Camp-/2018-Young-Bucks-Camp-/



    • Sun, July 21, 2019
    • 4:30 PM
    • Fri, July 26, 2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • Arkansas
    • 14
    Register

    Fly Fishing Camp
    Boys ages 10-16
    Non-Member Price: $500
    Member Price: $450
    Deposit: $250
    Location: Ozark Mountains of Arkansas

    Due to the overwhelming success of last three years of  CTO Missouri Fly Fishing Camp. We are excited to announce that we will be having our 4th Fly Fishing Camp this year. Again, we will guided by Duane Hada, one of the top fly fishing guides in Arkansas. We also will be learning different fishing techniques and will be fishing a couple different rivers and streams for trout and small mouth bass. Including the beautiful Buffalo River.

    We will be meeting at 4:30 pm on Sunday, July 21st at the Buffalo River Lodge in Jasper Arkansas (www.buffaloriverlodging.com). Pick up will be at 10 am on Friday, July 26th at the Buffalo River Lodge. (See the above website for directions). This camp will be a fisherman’s dream.

    See pictures from 2018 camp at https://teamcto.smugmug.com/State-of-Missouri/Buffalo-River-AR-Fly-Fishing-1/-Buffalo-River-AR--Fly-Fishing/


Past events

Sat, March 09, 2019 Turnback Shed Antler Hunt
Sat, February 23, 2019 Archery Shoot
Sun, February 10, 2019 Turnback Sportsmen's Night
Sat, February 09, 2019 CTO Missouri Gun Raffle
Sat, February 02, 2019 2019 Rabbit Chase
Fri, February 01, 2019 Turnback Coyote Hunt
Fri, January 18, 2019 Springfield - Duck Hunt
Fri, January 04, 2019 Arkansas Youth Gun Hunt
Fri, December 28, 2018 Bourbon Alternative Youth Deer Hunt
Fri, December 14, 2018 Northside ARCHERY Deer Hunt
Sun, December 02, 2018 SUNDAY DEC 2ND ARCHERY Deer Hunt
Sat, December 01, 2018 SATURDAY DEC 1ST ARCHERY Deer Hunt
Fri, November 16, 2018 FRC OLDER BOYS Firearms Season
Sun, November 11, 2018 Buffalo River Chapter Sportsmen’s Skills Night
Sat, October 27, 2018 FRC GIRLS Youth Firearms Season
Sat, October 27, 2018 Youth Deer Hunt
Fri, October 26, 2018 FRC BOYS Youth Firearms Season
Sat, October 20, 2018 Youth Duck Hunt
Sun, October 07, 2018 (copy) Turnback Sportsmen's Night
Fri, September 28, 2018 Bourbon Deer Bow Hunt- boys ages 16 and up
Sun, September 16, 2018 Northside Chapter Sportsmans Night
Tue, September 11, 2018 Turnback Sportsmen's Night
Sat, September 08, 2018 Family Day at the Lake
Sun, August 19, 2018 Northside Sportsman’s Night - August
Fri, August 17, 2018 Table Rock Lake Fishing Outing
Sat, August 11, 2018 Buffalo River AR Chapter Sportsman’s Night
Sun, July 08, 2018 Session 4- 2018 Ultimate Summer Camp - Fly Fishing Camp
Fri, June 22, 2018 FRC Sportsman Weekend
Mon, June 18, 2018 Session 3- 2018 Young Bucks Sportsman Camp
Sun, June 10, 2018 CTO Turnback Fundraising Banquet
Sat, June 09, 2018 Buffalo River Chapter Hog Hunt
Mon, May 28, 2018 Session 1- 2018 Ultimate Summer Camp - Hog Camp
Fri, April 27, 2018 FRC Spring Turkey Hunt, 2018
Sat, March 31, 2018 Brushy Creek Farms Upland Bird Hunt- Ages 13-18
Sat, February 24, 2018 CTO Missouri Gun Raffle
Fri, January 19, 2018 2018 Rabbit Chase
Fri, January 12, 2018 Springfield - Coyote Hunt
Wed, December 27, 2017 Bourbon Alternative Youth Deer Hunt
Fri, December 01, 2017 Springfield - Firearm/Archery Deer Hunt ages 7-20
Fri, November 17, 2017 FRC 2017 Older Boys Firearms Deer Hunt
Sat, October 28, 2017 FRC 2017 Youth Girls Firearms Deer Hunt
Fri, October 27, 2017 FRC 2017 Youth Boys Firearms Deer Hunt
Fri, October 27, 2017 Springfield - Youth Deer Hunt ages 7-15
Sat, October 21, 2017 Our Town Fall Festival & Country Show
Fri, October 06, 2017 Bourbon Deer Bow Hunt- boys ages 14 and up
Sat, September 16, 2017 *Cancelled* CTO Benefit 3D Pop-Up Outdoor Archery Shoot
Fri, September 01, 2017 Youth Sportsmen's Charity Raffle
Sun, July 09, 2017 Session 4 Ultimate Summer Camp - Fly Fishing Camp
Sun, June 04, 2017 Session 3 Young Bucks Sportsman Camp
Mon, May 29, 2017 Session 2 Ultimate Summer Camp - Ram Camp
Mon, May 29, 2017 Session 1 Ultimate Summer Camp - Hog Camp
Sun, May 07, 2017 Seymour Chapter Benefit Dinner & Pie Auction
Fri, April 28, 2017 FRC 2017 2nd Turkey hunt, Heritage Farms
Fri, April 07, 2017 FRC Youth Turkey Season 2016, Heritage Farms, Sarcoxie
Sat, February 04, 2017 CTO Missouri Gun Raffle
Wed, December 28, 2016 Bourbon Alternative Youth Deer Hunt
Fri, November 18, 2016 FRC 2016 Older Boys Firearms Deer Hunt
Sat, October 29, 2016 FRC 2016 Youth Girls Firearms Deer Hunt
Fri, September 30, 2016 Bourbon Deer Bow Hunt- boys ages 14 and up
Sat, September 17, 2016 FRC Day at the Range, 2016
Sun, July 24, 2016 Session 4 Ultimate Summer Camp - Fly Fishing Camp
Wed, July 06, 2016 Session 3 Young Bucks Sportsman Camp
Tue, May 31, 2016 Session 2 Ultimate Summer Camp - Ram Camp
Mon, May 23, 2016 Session 1 Ultimate Summer Camp - Hog Camp
Fri, April 29, 2016 FRC 2016 2nd Turkey hunt, Heritage Farms
Fri, April 08, 2016 FRC Youth Turkey Season 2016, Heritage Farms, Sarcoxie
Fri, February 26, 2016 Snow Goose Hunt
Sat, January 23, 2016 2016 Rabbit Chase, Girls
Fri, November 20, 2015 FRC 2015 Older Boys Firearms Deer Hunt
Thu, November 12, 2015 FRC November Sportsman Night
Sat, October 31, 2015 FRC 2015 Youth Girls Firearms Deer Hunt
Fri, October 30, 2015 FRC 2015 Youth Boys Firearms Deer Hunt
Fri, October 23, 2015 FRC 2015 Daddy Daughter Bow Hunt
Thu, October 08, 2015 FRC October Sportsman Night
Fri, October 02, 2015 FRC Fall 2015 Bow Hunt / Turkey Hunt
Tue, June 30, 2015 Session 4 “Young Bucks” Sportsman Camp (Ages 6- 10)
Sun, June 21, 2015 Session 3 Ultimate Summer Camp - Hog Camp
Sun, May 31, 2015 Session 2 Ultimate Summer Camp - Ram Camp
Mon, May 25, 2015 Session 1 Ultimate Summer Camp - Hog Camp
Fri, May 01, 2015 2015 2nd Turkey hunt, Heritage Farms
Sun, April 12, 2015 Father/Daughter Youth Turkey Hunt 2015, Niangua
Fri, April 10, 2015 Youth Turkey Season 2015, Heritage Farms
Sat, March 21, 2015 Bull Shoals Lake, White Bass Fishing
Fri, March 20, 2015 FRC Coyote Hunt, Heritage Farms
Sat, March 14, 2015 2nd Annual Beast Feast

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