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Missouri's Grand River Outfitters
Rt-1 Hale
Hale, MO 64643
USA




Areas Hunted: Missouri

About:
Quality Trophy Whitail Hunts And Wild Turkey

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There are 16 review(s) for this guide.

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Overall Impression: (4/5) Date Of Hunt: November 2004
Game Quality good Reviewer Information

Name: Mike Carswell
State: North Carolina
Date Added: n/a
Email: -hidden-
Phone:
Accommodations Quality excellent
Guide Experience expert
Trasportation Quality good
Food Quality good
Species Hunted whitetail
Weapon Used archery
Comments
Don is a bowhunter himself. And knows how to get you in close for a shot. The lodge was great. Saw a lot of deer some nice bucks there also.Has the possibility for an exceptional trophy.

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Overall Impression: (1/5) Date Of Hunt: n/a
Game Quality okay Reviewer Information

Name: craig malugin
State: tn
Date Added: n/a
Email: -hidden-
Phone:
Accommodations Quality okay
Guide Experience city slicker
Trasportation Quality okay
Food Quality terrible
Species Hunted whitetail
Weapon Used gun
Comments
no effort to try to get you a deer.a couple of hunters shot deer.owner don cox would not track them are allow hunter to track.he said not a good hit a wound cloted after 40yrds.even thow the blood trail you could run and follow it.this was the absolute worst hunt ive ever been on.and could not believe they wouldnt even look for a deer,that didnt drop in its tracks

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Overall Impression: (1/5) Date Of Hunt: n/a
Game Quality terrible Reviewer Information

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Date Added: n/a
Email: -hidden-
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Accommodations Quality good
Guide Experience average
Trasportation Quality good
Food Quality good
Species Hunted
Weapon Used
Comments

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Overall Impression: (1/5) Date Of Hunt: n/a
Game Quality okay Reviewer Information

Name: jay crumpler
State: sc
Date Added: n/a
Email: -hidden-
Phone:
Accommodations Quality terrible
Guide Experience poor
Trasportation Quality terrible
Food Quality terrible
Species Hunted whitetail
Weapon Used rifle
Comments
Please be aware of this so called outfitter guys!!! It was my first paid hunt and will probably be my last. I did kill but did not get what the owner Don Cox sold our group on. 1. terrible food 2. food was served in smoking building so if you like a scent free environment this is not it. 3. my cabin had 16 hunters 1 toilet and shower 4. you rent the tand for the week you have to railse **** to get moved. He claims that if you aren't seeing deer its a good thing. He hasn't arrived yet is his motto. 5. claims he has highest success rate in US we had 48 hunters and only 7 deer killed. 6. he has pictures on internet and lodges of locals that have killed deer on their ownland 7. advertises 1 buck and 1 doe- he will not let you kill a doe or if he sys ok he sends you to a farm an hr away to sit in a metal chair and wishes you luck. 8. had a pit in back with entire deer just thrown away from the week before and could have donated to feed the hungry at local butcher 9. no guides just brother that follows him around on leash. 10. the only time he speaks to you is when you arrive that you owe him money 11. advertises bird hunting has no set up 12. cabins were dirty and never cleaned 13 Don Cox hunts the entire week you are hunting and you never see him. Claims he is seeing deer while you are seeing nothing!! 14. trail cam pics on internet are from refuge local farmers told our group that. PLEASE BEAWARE THIS HUNT IS A SCAM WE WORK HARD FOR OUR MONEY TO ENJOY THE SPORT NOT FOR SOMEONE LIKE TO DON COX TO RIP US OFF. _________________

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Overall Impression: (1/5) Date Of Hunt: November 2008
Game Quality bad Reviewer Information

Name: Jay
State: SC
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Email: -hidden-
Phone:
Accommodations Quality bad
Guide Experience city slicker
Trasportation Quality okay
Food Quality terrible
Species Hunted whitetail
Weapon Used rifle
Comments
Call the Carroll county game warden in MO if you want the real details...

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Overall Impression: (5/5) Date Of Hunt: November 2008
Game Quality excellent Reviewer Information

Name: Mike Riggs
State: SC
Date Added: n/a
Email: -hidden-
Phone:
Accommodations Quality excellent
Guide Experience expert
Trasportation Quality excellent
Food Quality excellent
Species Hunted Whitetail
Weapon Used Rifle
Comments
Best place to Hunt. Giant deer and Great Lodging!

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Overall Impression: (1/5) Date Of Hunt: n/a
Game Quality bad Reviewer Information

Name: Scott N.
State: SC
Date Added: n/a
Email: -hidden-
Phone:
Accommodations Quality bad
Guide Experience city slicker
Trasportation Quality bad
Food Quality bad
Species Hunted deer
Weapon Used rifle
Comments

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Overall Impression: (1/5) Date Of Hunt: n/a
Game Quality terrible Reviewer Information

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Email: -hidden-
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Accommodations Quality terrible
Guide Experience city slicker
Trasportation Quality terrible
Food Quality terrible
Species Hunted whitetailed deer
Weapon Used rifle
Comments
This is a ripoff hunt. Don Cox is a big-mouthed BSer that is just ripping hunters off of their money! The lodge is a smoking facility, so you eat in a smog, and the food is terrible - we still debate what the first night's dinner was. No lunch, and we ate out a lot at the nearby little town because we couldn't stomach the dinners. The sleepiong cabins are filthy and unkempt. You are assigned a stand, and have to stay there. The deer that are killed are all 2-3 year olds (4 point restriction) and some are really just barely 4 points. Then they throw the deer carcasses in a pit. If you read a positive review here then that guy either doesn't know what he's talking about or has never hunted elsewhere and has nothing to compare to. This hunt should be banned!

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Overall Impression: (2/5) Date Of Hunt: November 2009
Game Quality good Reviewer Information

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Email: -hidden-
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Accommodations Quality bad
Guide Experience poor
Trasportation Quality okay
Food Quality bad
Species Hunted Whitetail
Weapon Used 300 RUM
Comments
Guides that hunt behind there clients can't possible make most hunters happy. Al of the hunters had to hunt from blind in the fields with torn up chairs and lack of intel on where deer would most likely be appearing from.

10-08-2012 07:33 PM
Overall Impression: (5/5) Date Of Hunt: November 2011
Game Quality excellent Reviewer Information

Name: RENEA OBRYAN
State: FLORIDA
Date Added: 10-08-2012 07:33 PM
Email: -hidden-
Phone: 8506435508
Accommodations Quality excellent
Guide Experience expert
Trasportation Quality excellent
Food Quality excellent
Species Hunted WHITETAIL
Weapon Used RIFLE
Comments
BEST HUNT EVER. RE-BOOKED FOR 11/2012!!!!

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Overall Impression: (3/5) Date Of Hunt: n/a
Game Quality good Reviewer Information

Name: dj
State: nc
Date Added: n/a
Email: -hidden-
Phone:
Accommodations Quality okay
Guide Experience expert
Trasportation Quality okay
Food Quality bad
Species Hunted whitetail
Weapon Used rifle
Comments
do not go for the food. has potential for nice bucks. too much smoking

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Overall Impression: (5/5) Date Of Hunt: October 2009
Game Quality excellent Reviewer Information

Name: Dean Benoit
State: La.
Date Added: n/a
Email: -hidden-
Phone:
Accommodations Quality excellent
Guide Experience expert
Trasportation Quality excellent
Food Quality excellent
Species Hunted Deer
Weapon Used Rifle and Bow
Comments
Don Cox has the best deer hunting in Missouri. I think that all of the people that wrote bad reviews are fools and wouldn't know a good deer hunting lodge and outfitter if it hit them in there %^#. Don Cox has a first-class operation with lots of good deer. I've been hunting there for 5 years and always have a good time and see lots of deer. So if you want to have a good time, contact Don Cox and he will put you on the deer of a lifetime. Oh, did I mention that the food is also great?!!!!!!!!!

12-12-2010 04:38 PM
Overall Impression: (5/5) Date Of Hunt: November 2010
Game Quality excellent Reviewer Information

Name: Matt Page
State: NH
Date Added: 12-12-2010 04:38 PM
Email: -hidden-
Phone: 603-325-0733
Accommodations Quality excellent
Guide Experience expert
Trasportation Quality excellent
Food Quality good
Species Hunted White Tail
Weapon Used Rifle
Comments
I have hunted with Don for 3 years now. If it wasn't for health reasons it would be 6. I have seen many good bucks every year I have been going there. I have taken 2 home, and the only reason it hasn't been 3 is because I waited for a 160 plus that didn't happen. Can't count how many others I passed on that year. Every year I've been there, I've seen numerous 140 plus class bucks, but passed. My own decision! The accommodations and food are fine with me. With as many deer as I see here, I really wouldn't give a shit if I had to sleep on the ground to be able to hunt here.

12-13-2010 10:47 AM
Overall Impression: (5/5) Date Of Hunt: November 2010
Game Quality excellent Reviewer Information

Name: Mike Carden
State: North Carolina
Date Added: 12-13-2010 10:47 AM
Email: -hidden-
Phone: 336-932-2093
Accommodations Quality excellent
Guide Experience expert
Trasportation Quality excellent
Food Quality excellent
Species Hunted whitetail
Weapon Used Browning 7MM Mag
Comments
I am not sure about what the guys from SC or anywhere else are talking about, but I spend a lot time in the lodge when not hunting. The deer that were shot down were tracked according to my hearing of conversations. It's a shame that people give bad reviews, put you on a game warden, complain, etc. when you don't get a deer. That's hunting no matter where you are at. Don has a "top nothch" operation. You have the chance to take a 150+ class deer every year. There are non-smoking areas. I have hunted there for 6 years now and have not taken a deer due to holding out on the big one. I shot at a huge monster 3 years ago, but was on a full run after a doe. Anyway, take any problems up with the Outfitter, not on a website. And by the way, the game warden never showed up-why would he unless there was a real problem?! Like I said in other reveiews, for $1500, come to NC and fish with me offshore for ONE DAY. That's the cost. No accomodations, no toilet, crackers and chicken to eat, and no gurantee to catch anything. But will do my best. So, stop your whining on reviews due to selfishness, stupidity, or otherwise incompetence. I wonder why Don stays booked every year? Ask yourself the same question.....Any cowards who only put down their state with the bad review are welcome to contact me.

10-29-2013 02:44 AM
Overall Impression: (1/5) Date Of Hunt: November 2012
Game Quality excellent Reviewer Information

Name: Bob McKee
State: Ca.
Date Added: 10-29-2013 02:44 AM
Email: -hidden-
Phone: 209-761-2875or358-9262
Accommodations Quality excellent
Guide Experience expert
Trasportation Quality excellent
Food Quality excellent
Species Hunted White tail
Weapon Used Rifle (7mm)
Comments
I have hunted many areas of Missouri over the years, so I think that if you are new to white tail hunting or new to hunting Missouri my excellent review of Grand River is earned. 2013 will be my 4th year in a row to visit with Don and his staff, and all four years I have got a nice white tail. The pictures that are in the gallery tell the story and more of the top quality and comfort you recieve. Thanks Don for the excellant treatment.

10-14-2014 09:22 PM
Overall Impression: (5/5) Date Of Hunt: October 2013
Game Quality excellent Reviewer Information

Name: Vann Blake
State: North Carolina
Date Added: 10-14-2014 09:22 PM
Email: -hidden-
Phone: 910-409-0821
Accommodations Quality good
Guide Experience super
Trasportation Quality good
Food Quality good
Species Hunted whitetail deer and turkey
Weapon Used bow, rifle, and shotgun
Comments
Inexpensive hunt with quality trophies available in a fair chase situation. Vast territories although success hinges on the ability of the hunter to follow recommend rations of outfitter. 140-170 deer available to patient hunter. Hunting camp atmosphere.


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