September means two things in the Show-Me state: Football and hunting season.
Yeah, I know, there’s football in August, but that’s all pre-season and non-conference stuff. It’s better than a poke in the eye, but still…
In the hunting world, though, September is kind of a big deal. It’s not gun season quite yet, but it’s time to get out in the woods, get the stands situated, get the sight lines cleared a little, and then come September 15th…
Bow season, baby!
When is bow hunting season for deer and turkey in Missouri?
September 15, 2022, to November 11, 2022
November 23, 2022, to January 15, 2023
Hunters can be in the woods from 30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes after sunset. You can get all the details on regulations, limits, methods, and required permits for bow hunting deer and turkey, from the Missouri Department of Conservation.
But if you’re looking for information on the best truck to get you way out in the wild woods, where the antlers are so big that you could build a tree house in them, where the beards are much, much longer, because, let’s be honest, size does matter, if that’s what you’re looking for Gary Crossley Ford should be your first stop.
Is the Ford Ranger a good truck for hunters?
First things, first. If you want to get the trophies, you’ve got to get there…. First.
And it’s not like the trophies are downtown at Legoland. You might have to leave at dark thirty and drive clear across the state. Franklin County, just outside St. Louis and a good three or four-hour drive away, is where the most deer were taken last season.
Hopefully, you’ve got a close spot locked down for this fall, but the Ford Ranger is going to make that early morning drive so comfortable that you might just decide to sleep in once you get there. It’s got room for all your buddies and all their bows up front. Then in the back, it’s party time. The Ranger’s six-foot bed can get you home with what you left home for.
Oh, and it looks so pretty with your trophies on social media.
You’ve already spent a ton on the bow, the stands, the permits, and some killer new camo, the last thing you want to do is spend a fortune on gas to get you out to the hinterland. Fortunately, the Ford Ranger is a sipper, not a chugger. At 26 miles per gallon, you can drive across the state and back, and still have enough cash left in your wallet to pick up some post-hunt refreshments.
But where the Ranger shines is at the far end of the trail 45 minutes before daylight when you’re traversing some deep-rutted, mud-filled, uncharted logging road that can only be called a “road” with the use of the little bunny ears gesture. The Ford Ranger is built from its high-strength steel frame up to get you to your stand before sun up no matter how rought the terrain between here and there is. The electronic shift-on-the-fly dial puts your Ranger into four-wheel drive as smooth as butter. The Terrain Management System and Ford Trail Control on the FX4 and Tremor Off-Road Packages will get you over the deepest ruts and out of the slickest mud pits. Your kidneys will thank you too.
Experience The Crossley Ford Difference
No matter what you’re hunting, the hunt begins at Gary Crossley Ford. We’ll get you exactly the Ranger you want. If we don’t have one in stock, we’ll find you one. If we can’t find you one, we’ll build you one.
And if you ask real nice, we’ll tell you about our secret hidey holes, where the big boys roam.
Race you there!