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 and his wife Beth and three dauthers--Carley, Lauren and Michaela

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


Upcoming events

    • Fri, April 28, 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • Sun, April 30, 2017
    • 3:00 PM
    • Sarcoxie, MO
    • 0

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    Weekend turkey hunt at Heritage Farms in Sarcoxie MO.

    We will meet Friday, April 28 at Harmony Baptist at 4pm and return to Springfield Sunday the 30th around 330pm. PICK UP WILL HAPPEN IN SPRINGFIELD!!!!!!!

     Warm sleeping bags, pillows, and toiletries needed. 

     12 gauge or 20 gauge shotguns with turkey chokes will be needed, with turkey load ammo. With appropriate notice we can provide a weapon.

     Cammo hunting clothes is a plus but tan or dark colors will suffice. NO BLUE for hunting. Bring work clothes and gloves. We will cut next falls firewood for the deer season outings at this farm.

     Hunters under 16 yrs old will need a youth turkey permit. 16 and older will need a regular turkey permit. 

     Main meals will be provided but extra snacks can be sent with hunters. 

    Parents will be contacted upon leaving the farm Sunday to set up pick up times. 

     

     

     

    • Mon, May 29, 2017
    • 1:00 PM
    • Fri, June 02, 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • Carney, OK
    • 1

    HOG CAMP
    Boys ages 13 and up
    Cost: $500
    Deposit: $250
    Location: Rafter F Hunts, Carney, OK

    One of our favorite camps of all time: HOG CAMP at Rafter Hunts (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 29 at 1 pm. (7740 West Carl Ave., Springfield, MO 65802).

    Pickup at Kirk's house on Friday June 2. We will leave Rafter F Hunts by Noon on that Friday. Should return around 4 pm. 

    To see last years Hog camp photos just click here: https://teamcto.smugmug.com/State-of-Missouri/2016-Session-1-Summer-Camp/

    • Mon, May 29, 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • Sat, June 03, 2017
    • 12:00 PM
    • Bourbon, MO
    • 0

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

    Deposit: $250
    Location: Bourbon, MO

    RAM CAMP!!!!! We will once again be at one of our favorite CTO summer camp locations in Bourbon, MO. Activities will be hunting, fishing, swimming and sport shooting. Each camper will have the opportunity to harvest a mature ram at R & S Hunts in Rolla, MO, and will have meat in the freezer and a trophy to show family and friends back home. The Rams at R & S Hunts just keep getting bigger and bigger! You won’t want to miss this one!!

    Drop off will be at the local Family Center/grocery store in Bourbon, MO( one hour west of St. Louis on I-44) at 2pm on Monday, May 29th. A CTO staff will meet parents and campers there and everyone will follow them out to the camp location.

    Pickup will be at the camp location (11717 State Hwy W, Bourbon, MO 65441) at Noon on Saturday, June 3rd.

    See pictures from last year's camp at https://teamcto.smugmug.com/State-of-Missouri/2016-Summer-Campx-Session-2u-Ram/


    • Sun, June 04, 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • Wed, June 07, 2017
    • 12:00 PM
    • Bourbon, MO
    • 8

    Young Bucks Sportsman Camp
    Boys Ages 6-10
    Non Member Price- $350
    Member Price -$300

    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 Sunday June 4. 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 June 7.

    See pictures from last year's camp at https://teamcto.smugmug.com/State-of-Missouri/2016-Young-Bucks-Summer-Camp/



    • Fri, June 23, 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • Wed, June 28, 2017
    • 12:00 PM
    • Bourbon, MO
    • 9

    GIRLS RAM CAMP

    Girls ages 10-16
    Cost Non-Members: $750
    Cost Members: $700

    Deposit: $250
    Location: Bourbon, MO

    FIRST EVER ALL GIRLS RAM CAMP!!!!! Come be part of CTO Missouri history! We will be at one of our favorite CTO summer camp locations in Bourbon, MO. Activities will be hunting, fishing, swimming and sport shooting. Each camper will have the opportunity to harvest a mature ram at R & S Hunts in Rolla, MO, and will have meat in the freezer and a trophy to show family and friends back home. For an additional $75, each camper can have a European mount of their ram head! Each camper will learn how to grow into a Godly young lady.  This will be a new and exciting camp and you won’t want to miss this one!!

    Drop off will be at the local Family Center/grocery store in Bourbon, MO( one hour west of St. Louis on I-44) at 4pm on Friday June 23rd. A CTO staff will meet parents and campers there and everyone will follow them out to the camp location.

    Pickup will be at the camp location (11717 State Hwy W, Bourbon, MO 65441) at Noon on Wednesday June 28th.

    See pictures from last year's boys camp at https://teamcto.smugmug.com/State-of-Missouri/2016-Summer-Campx-Session-2u-Ram/



    • Sun, July 09, 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • Fri, July 14, 2017
    • 10:00 AM
    • Arkansas
    • 7

    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 years first CTO Missouri Fly Fishing Camp. We are excited to announce that we will be having our 2nd 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 smallmouth bass. Including the beautiful Buffalo River. Each camper will also get to participate in archery and a variety of sport shooting.

    We will be meeting at 4 pm on Sunday, July 9th at the Buffalo River Lodge in Jasper Arkansas (www.buffaloriverlodging.com). Pick up will be at 10 am on Friday, July 14th at the Buffalo River Lodge. (See the above website for directions). This camp will be a fisherman’s dream.

    See pictures from last year's camp at https://teamcto.smugmug.com/State-of-Missouri/2016-4th-Session-Summer-Campg-Fl/


    • Fri, September 01, 2017
    • Missouri

    Tickets are $5 each or 5 Tickets for $20

    Support a great cause and help send kids to camp. We will draw for the winners on September 1, 2017, and you need not be present to win. 

    Choose your prize:

    • 12 ga CZ Auto Shotgun
    • iPad Mini

    100% of ticket sales go to the Tucker Redfern Memorial Scholarship Fund. You can purchase tickets online with a credit card payment. Just select the "register" button. 

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

Past events

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, October 28, 2016 FRC 2016 Youth Boys 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

Cross Trail Outfitters of Missouri is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization 

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