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.

Become a Member

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

    • Fri, October 18, 2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • Sun, October 20, 2019
    • 3:00 PM
    • Brixey, Mo
    • 3
    Register

    TRIP DETAILS: Meet at the Cooper House, 4:00pm Friday return Sunday evening (approx.6:00pm). 

    Drop off: Cooper's House

    Pick up: Cooper's House


    SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: 

    Bring warm sleeping bag, pillow, clean clothes and all your toiletries, etc.

    • Sun, October 27, 2019
    • 3:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Willard Community Center. Willard, MO
    Register


    Join us for our monthly sportsmen's meeting the last Sunday of each month from 3:00 to 4:30 for bible study, outdoor skill development, and sharing Gods love through ministry and service.

    • Fri, November 01, 2019
    • 3:30 PM
    • Sun, November 03, 2019
    • 7:00 PM
    • Mountain View, MO
    • 2
    Register

    TRIP DETAILS: Meet at Kum & Go or Mc Donald's (see address below) and we will be returning on Sunday late evening (approx. 7:00pm). 

    Drop off Kum & Go 4020 W Battlefield Rd, Springfield, MO 65807

    or

    Drop off McDonald's at 1105 W Steel St, Seymour, MO 65746


    Pick up at Kum & Go 4020 W Battlefield Rd, Springfield, MO 65807

    or

    Pick up McDonald's at 1105 W Steel St, Seymour, MO 65746

    Bring your own warm sleeping bag, pillow and your camo, hunter orange vest and hat! It’s the Law! Bring clean clothes to change into around the camp, and all your toiletries, etc.  

    All paperwork must be filled out. This will be a fun hunt. ** You will need your Youth Any Deer or Antlerless hunting license. No tag, NO Hunt!!

    We will provide the meals for each day along with water. If you want snacks than you will need to bring them. ***No loud snacks in the woods***

    ***If are bringing your own riffle it must be in a case, along with a target with a shot group of 5, this will confirm your riffle is zeroed.

    Address your questions to Jack Cooper @ 417-300-7949 or jcooper@teamcto.org


    • Fri, November 01, 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Sun, November 03, 2019
    • 7:00 PM
    • Sarcoxie MO
    Register

    Youth Firearms Season, November 2-3.

    Boys and Girls ages 15 and under.

    Boys arrive at camp Friday the 1st to hunt the 2nd. 

    Girls arrive in camp on the 2nd to hunt the 3rd. 

    Youth Firearms permit will be required.

    Items needed: Sleeping bag and pillow, warm hunting clothes and boots, HUNTERS ORANGE VEST AND HAT, hunting snacks, toiletries for showers. 

    Meeting Friday evening at the Kum&Go on Battlefield Rd and West Bypass in Springfield. 430pm.

    Main meals will be provided.

    Boys will need to be picked up at the camp Saturday evening around 7pm.

    Girls will arrive around 7pm Saturday evening.

    Guns and ammo can be provided, Please RSVP for a gun if you need CTO to provide. If you plan to use your gun please bring a target showing your accuracy. There will not be time for sighting guns in.

    MIke Harris . 417-234-7654.

    • Sun, November 03, 2019
    • 3:30 AM - 5:30 PM
    • Landmark Church Strafford, MO
    Register


    Join us for our monthly sportsmen's meeting the last Sunday of each month from 3:30 to 5:30 for bible study, outdoor skill development, and sharing Gods love through ministry and service.

    • Sun, November 10, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Twin Lakes Baptist Church, Mt. Home, AR
    Register

    Monthly Meeting, Sportsmen’ s Skills night
    1:00-3:00pm
    Twin Lakes Baptist Church, Hope Center
    • Fri, November 22, 2019
    • 3:30 PM
    • Sun, November 24, 2019
    • 7:00 PM
    • Mountain View, MO
    • 6
    Register

    TRIP DETAILS: Meet at Kum & Go or Mc Donald's (see address below) and we will be returning on Sunday late evening (approx. 7:00pm). 

    Drop off Kum & Go 4020 W Battlefield Rd, Springfield, MO 65807

    or

    Drop off McDonald's at 1105 W Steel St, Seymour, MO 65746


    Pick up at Kum & Go 4020 W Battlefield Rd, Springfield, MO 65807

    or

    Pick up McDonald's at 1105 W Steel St, Seymour, MO 65746

    Bring your own warm sleeping bag, pillow and your camo, hunter orange vest and hat! It’s the Law! Bring clean clothes to change into around the camp, and all your toiletries, etc.  

    All paperwork must be filled out. This will be a fun hunt. ** You will need your Youth Any Deer or Antlerless hunting license. No tag, NO Hunt!!

    We will provide the meals for each day along with water. If you want snacks than you will need to bring them. ***No loud snacks in the woods***

    ***If are bringing your own riffle it must be in a case, along with a target with a shot group of 5, this will confirm your riffle is zeroed.

    Address your questions to Jack Cooper @ 417-300-7949 or jcooper@teamcto.org


    • Fri, November 22, 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Sun, November 24, 2019
    • 7:00 PM
    • Sarcoxie MO
    Register

    2019 Firearms Season, November 22-24

    Boys 16 and older 

    Boys arrive at camp Friday to hunt Saturday and Sunday

    Firearms permit will be required.

    Items needed: Sleeping bag and pillow, warm hunting clothes and boots, HUNTERS ORANGE VEST AND HAT, hunting snacks, toiletries for showers. 

    Meeting Friday evening at the Kum&Go on Battlefield Rd and West Bypass in Springfield. 430pm.

    Main meals will be provided.

    Guns and ammo can be provided, Please RSVP for a gun if you need CTO to provide. If you plan to use your gun please bring a target showing your accuracy. There will not be time for sighting guns in.

    MIke Harris . 417-234-7654.


    • Sun, November 24, 2019
    • 3:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Willard Community Center. Willard, MO
    Register


    Join us for our monthly sportsmen's meeting the last Sunday of each month from 3:00 to 4:30 for bible study, outdoor skill development, and sharing Gods love through ministry and service.

    • Sun, December 01, 2019
    • 3:30 AM - 5:30 PM
    • Landmark Church Strafford, MO
    Register


    Join us for our monthly sportsmen's meeting the last Sunday of each month from 3:30 to 5:30 for bible study, outdoor skill development, and sharing Gods love through ministry and service.

    • Sat, December 07, 2019
    • 3:30 PM
    • Sun, December 08, 2019
    • 7:00 PM
    • Mountain View, MO
    • 4
    Register

    TRIP DETAILS: Meet at Kum & Go or Mc Donald's (see address below) and we will be returning on Sunday late evening (approx. 7:00pm). 

    Drop off Kum & Go 4020 W Battlefield Rd, Springfield, MO 65807

    or

    Drop off McDonald's at 1105 W Steel St, Seymour, MO 65746


    Pick up at Kum & Go 4020 W Battlefield Rd, Springfield, MO 65807

    or

    Pick up McDonald's at 1105 W Steel St, Seymour, MO 65746

    Bring your own warm sleeping bag, pillow and your camo, hunter orange vest and hat! It’s the Law! Bring clean clothes to change into around the camp, and all your toiletries, etc.  

    All paperwork must be filled out. This will be a fun hunt. ** You will need your Youth Any Deer or Antlerless hunting license. No tag, NO Hunt!!

    We will provide the meals for each day along with water. If you want snacks than you will need to bring them. ***No loud snacks in the woods***

    ***If are bringing your own riffle it must be in a case, along with a target with a shot group of 5, this will confirm your riffle is zeroed.

    Address your questions to Jack Cooper @ 417-300-7949 or jcooper@teamcto.org


    • Fri, January 17, 2020
    • 3:00 PM
    • Sun, January 19, 2020
    • 6:30 PM
    • Peach Orchard, AR
    • 3
    Register

    TRIP DETAILS: GREENHEAD LODGE in Peach Orchard, AR is blessing us with a waterfowl hunting weekend which would normally cost $800 per person. They have graciously donated the weekend for CTO Springfield Chapter, therefore the cost of this once in a lifetime trip is $100 per member and $150 per nonmember.

    Meet at the Cooper House, Friday night January 17th. Please send money for dinner Friday night and Sunday afternoon as we will be stoping along the way to eat prior to our destination. We will return Sunday January 20th late afternoon (approx. 6:30pm). 

    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. 

    • A WATERFOWL HUNTER 16 OR OLDER MUST CARRY:
      • Nonresident Arkansas Waterfowl Stamp $35.00
        • Nonresident 5-Day Small Game Hunting License $70
        • Federal Migrator Bird Hunting and Conversation Stamp $25.00
        • Harvest Information Program (HIP) www.agfc.com $0.00
          • Total Licensing and Permits $130.00
    • We will provide all guns and ammo.

Past events

Fri, October 11, 2019 FRC ARCHERY AND TURKEY HUNT 2019
Sun, October 06, 2019 Sportsmen's Night
Fri, October 04, 2019 Fly Fishing Expo
Sun, September 29, 2019 Sportsmen's Night
Sat, September 21, 2019 Springfield Banquet
Thu, September 12, 2019 1st Annual Arkansas Buffalo River Banquet 2019
Sun, September 01, 2019 Sportsmen's Night
Sun, August 25, 2019 Sportsmen's Night
Sat, August 10, 2019 Buffalo River Chapter “Back to School” Outing
Sun, July 21, 2019 Session 5- 2019 Ultimate Summer Camp - Fly Fishing Camp
Sun, July 07, 2019 Session 4- 2019 Young Bucks Sportsman Camp
Sun, June 30, 2019 Sportsmen's Night
Sun, June 23, 2019 Session 3 - 2019 Ultimate Summer Camp - Table Rock Lake Fishing Camp
Sun, June 02, 2019 Session 2- 2019 Ultimate Summer Camp - Ram Camp
Sun, June 02, 2019 Sportsmen's Night
Fri, May 31, 2019 Buffalo River Chapter Hog Hunt
Mon, May 27, 2019 Session 1- 2019 Ultimate Summer Camp - Hog Camp
Fri, May 24, 2019 Buffalo River Chapter 2019 Young Bucks Outing
Fri, April 26, 2019 FRC 2nd Spring Turkey Hunt, 2019
Fri, April 05, 2019 Springfield Turkey Spring Youth Hunt
Thu, March 28, 2019 Family Night
Sat, March 23, 2019 5th Annual Beast Feast 2019
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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