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

    • Wed, December 27, 2017
    • 10:30 AM
    • Fri, December 29, 2017
    • 10:00 PM
    • 11717 State Hwy W, Bourbon, MO (Bouse Farm)
    • 2
    Register

    TRIP DETAILS: Meet at the Bouse Bunkhouse in Bourbon MO, Wednesday afternoon at 1pm the 27th and returning on Friday the 29th by 10pm.
    ** For those of you riding with CTO, meet at the Bouse house around 10:30am Wednesday morning to meet the other CTO volunteers to ride to Bourbon. (Bouse House= 7740 West Carl Ave. Springfield MO 65802) Eat Lunch before coming. We will have snacks upon arrival on Sunday night.

    SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: We will be sleeping in a Lodge. Bring your own warm sleeping bag, pillow and your camo and hunting equipment. Also need hunter orange vest and hat! It’s the Law! Bring clean clothes to change into around the camp, and all your toiletries, etc. We will be quite civilized on this trip. Leaving this place better than we found it will be tough! Come prepared to do some “domestic” clean-up work before we leave! All paperwork must be filled out. This will be a fun hunt. ** You will need your Alternative/Muzzleloader hunting license. No tag, NO Hunt!!
    PICK-UP/DROP-OFF LOCATION:

    • Leaving: Wednesday 10:30am at the Bouse House (7740 West Carl, Springfield, MO 65802, December 27th
    • Returning: Will be leaving Bourbon bunkhouse Friday evening the 29th around 7 pm. (Although it is hard to be punctual under the circumstances.)
    Outing Location: 11717 State HWY W, Bourbon MO 65411 (Bouse Farm)

    IF THE EVENT IS FULL, PLEASE SIGN UP FOR OUR WAITING LIST TO BE ADDED TO THE HUNT IF A SPOT BECOMES AVAILABLE.

    Questions? Contact Kirk Bouse at 417-224-6009 or email kbouse@teamcto.org

    • Fri, January 12, 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • Sun, January 14, 2018
    • 3:30 PM
    • Brighton, MO
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    TRIP DETAILS: Meet at Cooper House, Friday night January 12th at 5:00 pm and returning on Sunday January 14th by late afternoon (approx. 3:30pm). Cooper address: 8626 West Farm Rd 64 Willard, MO 65781. We will have dinner upon arrival 

    SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: Bring your own warm sleeping bag, pillow and your WARM camo and hunting equipment. Bring clean clothes to change into around the camp, and all your toiletries, etc.  

    We will provide the meals for each day along with water. If you want snacks than you will need to bring them.

    *If are bringing your own gun it must be in a case*

    Outing Location: Brighton, MO 

    Space is limited if a parent would like to attend please make prior arrangements


    IF THE EVENT IS FULL, PLEASE SIGN UP FOR OUR WAITING LIST TO BE ADDED TO THE HUNT IF A SPOT BECOMES AVAILABLE.



    • Sat, February 03, 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Grovespring, MO
    • 3
    Register


    TRIP DETAILS: Meet at Cooper House, Saturday January 13th 8am and return that evening around 6pm. Cooper address: 8626 West Farm Rd 64 Willard, MO 65781. 

    SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: If you are over 15 you need your SMALL GAME HUNTING PERMIT No permit, NO Hunt!!

    Free For Current Springfield Chapter Members

    Guns and ammunition will be provided for those that need one.

    Burgers, fries, dessert and a drink will be provided.


    Waiting List


Past events

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

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

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