The CTO Northside chapter is a youth hunting and fishing club for boys and young men age 7-20 serving the north Springfield area. We are "Building Men, Preserving our Heritage and Sharing our Faith."  Go with us on real hunting and fishing trips and other exciting outings - including the coolest Summer Camps in the world! 

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Meet the Northside Chapter Outfitter: Mark Knight

Mark Knight grew up in a Christian home as a preachers kid, where his father started new Christian Churches so he moved about every two years. He graduated from Rogers Arkansas in 1973 where he started working in construction for several years which led to working for the Missouri Department of Transportation, where he retired early in 2010. Mark has been married to Vicki for 10 years and together they have a son, two daughters, seven grandchildren and one great grandson. Mark currently has a small lawn mowing business which provides him the opportunity to pursue his love for the outdoors. Mark met CTO Missouri State Director, Kirk Bouse at his church and began volunteering for CTO in 2015. Then in January of 2018 Mark felt the call to become the new CTO Missouri Northside Chapter leader. 

Mark Knight

Upcoming events

    • Mon, June 18, 2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • Thu, June 21, 2018
    • 12:00 PM
    • Bourbon, MO
    • 1

    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 June 18th. 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 Thursday June 21st.

    See pictures from last year's camp at

    • Fri, June 22, 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • Sun, June 24, 2018
    • 2:00 PM
    • Sarcoxie MO
    • 18

    Finley River Chapter Sportsmans Weekend!!!

    Items needed: Sleeping bag, normal toiletries for staying in a bunk house, work clothed and gloves.

    Optional Items needed: Shot gun, archery equipment, 22 rifles

    We will meet in Springfield at the KUM&GO on Battlefield and West bypass around 5pm Friday night the 21st. Returning by 2pm on the 23rd.

    The agenda for the weekend is to multi task. We have been blessed with this FREE house to call our base camp for the 2nd year. Friday night will simply be a social night around the campfire with a campfire meal.

    Saturday morning we will focus on camp chores. Getting several items cleaned up or repaired around the house and grounds. Saturday afternoon we will set up for some sportsman challenges. Skeet shooting, archery shooting, and .22 plinking. We will very likely break out the new 300 Black Out for the guys to have a few shots. (IITS SWEET!!!) With the FRC boys, you know there will be a competition, and the "TOP GUN" will receive a prize!!!

    Saturday night will be worth the trip. I have several ELK BACKSTRAPS that we will cut up to fry with all the trimmings. Very likely the best meal of the year. 

    Sunday morning we will finish any of the projects we started and tidy up the place. Ending with a campfire time.

    Dads are welcomed and encouraged to attend. We could use the extra hands and project supervision. We might even have a DADS CHALLENGE to entertain the boys.

    • Sun, July 08, 2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • Fri, July 13, 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • Arkansas
    • 6

    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 two years of  CTO Missouri Fly Fishing Camp. We are excited to announce that we will be having our 3rd 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 8th at the Buffalo River Lodge in Jasper Arkansas ( Pick up will be at 10 am on Friday, July 13th 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

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