Adam Gander, owner of Gander Outfitter, LLC, was born December 20, 1982. He was raised and still lives on the family farm, where he is a 3rd generation farmer. Today he and his dad, Rodney, still farm together. They grow and harvest crops such as corn and soybeans. Adam grew up around hunting all of his life. Having a granddad, uncle and father who all enjoyed hunting has allowed him to spend a lot of time in the woods. After spending a couple of years in college, Adam began a job working as a member of Pro Staff for Mothwing Camo. Adam spent a couple of years traveling for Mothwing Camo before starting a job with Ray Howell's Kicking Bear One-on-One, a program aimed at mentoring youth through hunting. By working with this program, Adam realized how much joy the outdoors brought to troubled children from various walks of life. Because Adam grew up in the woods, he never realized how much hunting and fishing would mean to a child that had never had the opportunity to experience the great outdoors. "One day as several kids were walking behind me I overheard a 17-year-old that didn't have any family say to a couple of others that getting to go camping and fishing had made it the best birthday he had ever had. That really got to me." Adam explains as he talks about his work with Kicking Bear One-on-One. At this same time, Adam started finding other opportunities working with hunting shows. He found himself not only filming but also in front of the camera as a hunter. In 2005, Adam decided to take a couple of guys out for a hunt on his land near Leonard, MO. He truly enjoyed everything about it. "Seeing the happiness and joy on people's faces when they return from the hunt gave me a special feeling." Adam says. Guiding and outfitting offers a chance to meet great people and share fun experiences and stories that you can remember for a long time. After guiding for several years and meeting many different people from all over the United States, Adam explains, "I have realized that not everyone has the privilege or opportunity to harvest a trophy buck. So, when I can help others harvest a trophy, it makes me just as happy and excited as they are."
We offer about 5000 acres spread out into a dozen different farms throughout southern Knox County and northern Shelby County, Missouri. Our hunts are semi-guided hunts with stands and plots ready for you to enjoy. We will get you where you need to go, but you can drive your own vehicle to the farm and come in and out on your own terms. Go straight to the stand and straight out. No wandering around! Also there are no ATV's allowed on any of the properties. The only time an ATV is used is when recovering a deer. Gander Outfitter supplies the ATV's so hunters do not need to bring one. All hunters will be walking in from the roads of each farm. You will be hunting out of mostly lock-ons with ladder sticks. There are ladder stands and box blinds for rifle. (All stands 15-20 feet). Hunters should bring rubber boots, flashlight, pull-up rope and safety harness.
We have our QDM on our properties at a minimum of 130-inch or at least 4 1/2 year old bucks. We do a variety of food plots that contain soybeans, radishes, turnips and other rape seeds. If you take a buck that doesn't meet Gander's QDM, you will be charged an additional $1250. Hunters can expect to hunt large wooded areas with river and creek bottoms as well as cropland containing soybeans, corn and winter wheat. We look forward to helping you reach your goals of having a great hunt and harvesting a trophy to be proud of for a lifetime!
Lodging and Meals Included
Archery Hunt (5 Day Hunt)
Early Season - $2000
Rut Hunt - $2500
Late Season - $1500
7 Day Rut Hunt- $3250
Rifle Hunt (4 Day Hunt)
$3000-1st 4 days
$2500-last 4 days
Black powder/Muzzleloader Hunt(4 Day Hunt)-$2000
9-day Combo Hunt
Includes 5-day bow, 4-day rifle - 2 bucks
Adam enjoys traveling to different places to hunt Big Game animals. Adam knows what he likes in a hunt and that shows through in the way he runs his business. He treats his hunters the way he wants to be treated. Honesty is very important to Adam when he is booking a hunt. So, honesty is what you will get when you book with Gander Outfitter, LLC. Next, Adam looks at the number of hunters that are booked by a company. Adam would rather deal one-on-one with an owner than with a company's employees. Thirdly, Adam wants to deal with an outfitter that is locally based. Being a 3rd generation farmer who has grown up in the area is very advantageous. He not only knows the neighbors but also knows the land for miles around. Living in a rural area means everyone knows everyone. Our goal is to provide you with a great quality hunt that will keep you wanting to come back year after year. We don't want to be known as the biggest, we just want to be known as one of the best all around outfits out there.
For more information about Gander Outfitters please contact us at:
Adam Gander, owner
3740 Hwy M
Shelbyville, MO 63469