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  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


Make a special or recurring donation online to support the Finley River Chapter.


Upcoming events

    • Fri, January 18, 2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • Sun, January 20, 2019
    • 6:30 PM
    • Peach Orchard, AR
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    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. A Registration code is required for this event contact Jack Cooper at 417-300-7949 for details,

    Meet at the Cooper House, Friday night January 18th. 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


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

      • 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) $0.00
          • Total Licensing and Permits $130.00
    • We will provide all guns and ammo.

    • Fri, February 01, 2019
    • 8:30 PM
    • Sat, February 02, 2019
    • 6:00 PM
    • Mt Vernon
    1 day coyote hunt
    Arrive the night before (Feb 1st) around 8:30 pm and stay the night. We will hunt multiple locations throughout the day. Food and drinks will be provided. Guns and ammo will be provided. No license necessary for kids 16 and under.
    • Sat, February 02, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • FRC Base camp, Sarcoxie MO
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    COST: $0

    LEAVING: February 2, 8AM

    MEETING PLACE: FRC Base Camp House, Sarcoxie MO 

    RETURN: February 2 - 5pm We will try to wrap up the hunt by 3, clean the harvest, and head back at a reasonable time. 

    NEEDS: Each hunter will need to bring their own lunch, water and snacks for the day.

    Shotgun with "game load" ammo. 7 1/2 or 8 shot size. 1 box. If CTO needs to provide gun and ammo please communicate early and be sure we confirm. We have several to choose from but gathering them takes time to coordinate. We are happy to provide.

    Warm clothes and dry boots will help the hunters have a better day. We will 100% outdoors on this hunt.

    On this hunt, we try to provide 1 guide per 1 hunter. If a parent or family member are available and are experienced in gun safety, your help is greatly appreciated. Again, we have several volunteers for this hunt but coordinating them takes time. Please advise early and make sure we confirm so that we can provide a safe hunt. 

    All rabbits harvested will be donated to to 5th annual Finley River Chapter BEAST FEAST. March 2019.

    There will be several emails communicated the week prior to the hunt. Please stay in the loop for changes and announcements that are very likely to happen.


    • Sat, February 09, 2019
    • Springfield, MO

    Support a great cause and get a chance to win a gun! We will draw for the winners of these 10 guns on Feb. 24, 2018, and you need not be present to win. 

    Tickets are $10 each. Buy 10 and get 1 free.

    You can purchase tickets online with a credit card payment. Just select the "register" button. Once the tickets are purchased, we will mail you the ticket stubs.

    There is a chance to win multiple guns if you have more tickets in the drawing. The drawing will take place Feb. 4 during the CTO Missouri 5th Annual Heritage Banquet. You need not be present to win. Winners  will be notified after the drawing on Feb. 5. 

    Questions?Contact  Kirk Bouse (417) 224-6009.

    • Sun, February 10, 2019
    • 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Mt Vernon - 7138 Lawrence 1196 Ash Grove
    Sportsman's Night on February 10th at 3:00 pm at the new clubhouse! (7138 Lawrence 1196 Ash Grove, MO 65604)
    We will be learning trapping techniques with an actual demonstration and trap line check. Bring the whole family, a friend, and a camp chair. Supper will be provided.  This event is FREE!
    • Sat, March 09, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Mt Vernon, Mo
    Get your boots on and get ready to hike! We will be covering lots of ground, hitting all the likely spots a buck will drop his antlers. We’ll have great food and there is no cost for this outing.

Past events

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
Fri, April 06, 2018 FRC Youth Spring Turkey Hunt, 2018
Sat, March 31, 2018 Brushy Creek Farms Upland Bird Hunt- Ages 13-18
Sat, March 24, 2018 Beauty and the Beast Feast 2018
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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