Several nearby conservation lands are certain to please
even the most discriminating hunter. You can discover
and learn about these venues farther down this page.
As a cabin guest, you are welcome to hunt and trap
small game on ArdPark property. Sitting on 16 beautiful
wooded acres is The Pines cabin. The All American
cabin rests on 2 cleared acres and both cabins are joined
by miles of Mark Twain National Forest. Guests at
the Courtois Cabana campground are free to trap on
ArdPark property and are able to cross the river or the
road to enter the Mark Twain National Forest for
hunting opportunities. The local folks say beavers are
abundant at the rivers. Squirrels are many, there are
plenty of crows and dove and there's no shortage of
coyotes. Rabbits are not overrun in the area but they are
there and you're sure to have no problem hunting
groundhogs or trapping furbearers.
Huzzah Conservation Area
Comprised of over 6,000 acres this area includes food plots and watering ponds and is
managed for a variety of game. The Huzzah and Courtois Creeks and the Meramec River
intersect this predominantly forested land. Deer, squirrel and turkey populations are
good. Handicapped deer hunters will enjoy the disabled hunting area available to those
with a method exemption and a special use permit approved by the area's manager.
Woodson K. Woods Memorial Conservation Area
(St. James, Missouri)
Rich in history, Woodson K. Woods spans 5,600 acres across Crawford
and Phelps counties. This property is managed for wildlife habitat and
boasts good populations of deer, turkey and squirrel. Dove, quail and
rabbit are found here too. The Meramec River, Dry Fork Creek and their
tributaries run through this forest.
John N. and Melba S. Anderson Memorial Conservation Area
This flat terrain area opened to the public in 2007. Populations of rabbit and squirrel are
good. Deer and turkey populations are fair on these 340 acres. Deer may be harvested by
archery methods only.
Pearl G. and John J. Sizemore Memorial
Relatively flat woodlands comprise this recently opened 180 acre
area. Squirrels live in good population. A fair population of deer
and turkey exist and archery methods only are imposed for deer
Crooked Creek Conservation Area
Forest land for 337 acres houses good
populations of deer, turkey and squirrel.
Eighty forested acres lie here
just 5 miles south of Steelville.
Good squirrel hunting and fair
populations of turkey and deer.
There is no shortage of places to
hunt and trap in this neck of the woods
Guests planning to hunt small game on ArdPark property, or in the adjoining Mark
Twain National Forest, during their stay must fully familiarize themselves with the lay of
the land before embarking on their hunt. It is imperative you are fully aware of residence
locations beforehand. Hunters will need proper permits and licenses as, required by the
Missouri Department of Conservation, to hunt on ArdPark property or in the Mark Twain
National Forest. To purchase your hunting permit online, click here.
In both hunting cabins, guests will always find a current copy of the Wildlife Code and the
Missouri Hunting & Trapping Regulations. Learn more about hunting in the Mark Twain
National Forest by clicking here.
Guests discharging firearms at ArdPark do so at their own risk and expressly agree to hold
harmless ArdPark Cabins, LLC of any liability whatsoever in connection with their use of their
personal firearms on the premises. Firearm users must adhere to safe shooting practices and
refrain from alcohol use while hunting. An experienced firearms handler should always be
present and hearing protection is encouraged.
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