As a kid I grew up in Independence MO. We used to go out to Knob Noster to shoot and hunt on a friends farm, but there are one or two public places in the vicinity IIRC. Check the link to see if any of the 4 listed work for ya?
There's a lot of shooters in MO. Good luck on your quest.
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