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August A Busch Sr purchased Belleau Farms, the shooting grounds property, near St. Peter's Missouri. He separated business and the outdoors and built his home in the countryside, and it took 9 hours on horseback to travel between the two. He would even swim the horse across the Missouri river and cross ice in the winters. Belleau is home to an abundance of snipe, rabbits, ducks, geese, white tail, dove, turkey, and many more. He was the first to plant rice at Belleau as well, in the hope to lure waterfowl for hunting, a method he learned in Stuttgart, Arkansas. Unsuccessful with the rice, August Sr found luck by planting corn as an alternative. To this day, this has laid the foundation for hunting waterfowl in Missouri.
A man of boundless information and steeped with knowledge related to animals. Gussie's father used to say that his hobby "is the great outdoors with all that it offers. I love horses, dogs, cattle, fowl, and wild game. I have raised many of my large heard of deer." - August A. Busch Sr
August A Busch Jr
Gussie (Left) - Master of Foxhounds at the Bridlespur Hunt Club 1929-1947
From 1929-1937 and 1946-1947, Gussie was the Master of Foxhounds, group leader the fox hunts.
He used to say "we would pay for the abuse of our natural heritage". He was strict teacher regarding shooting limitations and passed this knowledge onto his children. He taught that it would perpetuate wild game and fowl for generations to come.