Used to hunt a BIL’s farm in north central MO. Great hunting and a great time. But as I recall, muzzleloader season was late (mid December). Had archery and then two weeks of rifle starting mid-November, followed by a doe only season first two weeks of December (which was a slaughter) and then concluded with muzzie.Missouri is great because you don't have to worry about drawing a tag.
This guy has definetley put his time on out west.Although I’ve never hunted whitetails in the “Western“ states, I would take a serious look at a outfitted hunt there. Driving through you will see hundreds of whitetails on private property, some dandy ones too.
I suspect it would be a high success type of archery hunt. The Tag system is a bit more complicated but easy to figure out, especially if your outfitter is legit.
I was planning on going to a big outdoor show this year in Pennsylvania, they say these types of shows are great venues to get plugged in with outfitters. I would say that most shows will be canceled this year but if you could find a nice outdoor show you might be able to meet with an outfitter.Sounds like Missouri bow hunting would be a good plan, I’ve found bowsite.com and it has guides services recommendations