As several more states open this week, hunters are ramping up after many Southern hunters have already hit the woods. In Missouri, (where I was supposed to be Monday, but will be in Pennsylvania taking part in Outdoor Life’s Bow Test instead), despite starting a week later than usual, hunters it looks like have plenty to look forward to. Below are links to recent articles offering a seasonal outlook in some of the states set to open:

Missouri–On the Kansas City Info Zine, outdoor writer Jim Low notes that while hunter’s may not set records this year, the typical stellar hunting that the state is known for should hold true starting this week. While on out of Springfield, Steve Brigman offers a similar outlook.

Indiana–State DNR wildlife research biologist Steve Backs expects at least 1-in-4 hunters will bring home a bird this season beginning with the opener on April 26. For the Indiana DNR’s full report, click here.

Ohio–Jim Morris with the Dayton Daily News reports that a solid harvest of between 20,000 and 25,000 toms is expected this season, while Steve Pollick with the Toledo Blade offers his forecast for the state as well.