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

    • Fri, April 27, 2018
    • 4:30 PM
    • Sun, April 29, 2018
    • 3:00 PM
    • Sarcoxie MO
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    Spring turkey hunt in at the infamous Sarcoxie base camp. The turkeys are gobbling and ready for action. 

    Bring a sleeping bag and the normal camp toiletries for staying in a nice bunk house. 

    Cammo is a great choice for hunting clothing. If you don't have it let me know, I have several pieces I can loan out.

    We also have shotguns if needed. Let me know asap if you need one.

    If you bring your own gun please be sure it has a "full choke" or a "turkey choke". You will also need a box of turkey load shotgun shells. 4 or 5 shot size work great.

    The main meals will be provided, including Friday night. Hunting snacks are a great idea if you need or want them.

    • Mon, May 28, 2018
    • 1:00 PM
    • Fri, June 01, 2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • Carney, OK
    • 4

    Boys ages 13 and up

    Cost for Non Members: $500

    Cost for Members: $450

    Deposit: $250
    Location: Rafter F Hunts, Carney, OK

    One of our favorite camps of all time: HOG CAMP at Rafter Hunts ( 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 28 at 1 pm. (7901 West FR 100, Willard MO 65781).

    Pickup at Kirk's house on Friday June 1. 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:

    • Mon, June 11, 2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • Sat, June 16, 2018
    • 12:00 PM
    • Bourbon, MO
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    Boys ages 10-16
    Cost Non-Members: $950
    Cost Members: $900

    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 4pm on Monday, June 11th. 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 16th.

    See pictures from last year's camp at

    • Mon, June 18, 2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • Thu, June 21, 2018
    • 12:00 PM
    • Bourbon, MO
    • 10

    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

    • Sun, July 08, 2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • Fri, July 13, 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • Arkansas
    • 12

    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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