Maybe next year. I had a decent open area on my place that the forest has reclaimed a lot over the past couple years. Hoping to get things together and spend a few days in the post season with the chainsaw clearing it back up.
It's pretty much right in the center of the place and some good mast bearing trees would be a good draw from all directions.
I have never gotten any from the state...but I have gotten some from MDC (Missouri Department of Conservation) they sell in smaller quantities and seem to have a better selection of shrubs.....which is what I was after. Another thing I have done and seen done before is see if you can find someone who has a tree that is producing and you can grow/plant your own. I have some sawtooth from a buddy in KS and I send acorns and pawpaw seed to folks every year as well.