Russell B., Hazel S. and Arnold L. VanDyke Conservation Area

Driving Directions

From Princeton, take Highway 136 east 9 miles, then take Route DD south 2.50 miles, then take Foothill Street east 1.50 miles to the area.

Highlights

This area is half timber and half open fields.

About This Area

This area was obtained by the Conservation Department in 1999 from Mr. Ronald VanDyke and named after his relatives. It consists of approximately half hardwood timber in various age and size classes and half old fields and native grasses.

A portion of Medicine Creek runs for four-tenths mile along the western boundary of the area.

The area is managed with a combination of prescribed fire, haying, and food plots.

General Information

Northwest

Mercer

660-646-6122

Owned by MDC

Activities
Activity
(Activity Explanations)
Comments
(Population Definition)
Bird Watching  Get the Audubon Society of Missouri Conservation Area Bird List.  
Hunting-Deer Fair population. Deer regulations are subject to annual changes. Please refer to the Fall Deer and Turkey Booklet for current regulations.  
Hunting-Squirrel Good population.  
Hunting-Turkey Fair population. Turkey regulations are subject to annual changes. Please refer to the Spring Turkey or Fall Deer and Turkey Booklet for current regulations.  

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Conservation Department Facilities
Facility Item Name Count Comments
Parking Lot    

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Features
Feature Item Name Count Size Comments
Fishing Lake or Pond  0.50 acres  
Stream - Permanent Medicine Creek 0.40 miles 0.40 miles of frontage along Medicine Creek.  

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Land Cover Types
Land Type Acres Comments
Old Field 157.50  
Forest and Woodland 157.50  
Total Area Acres:315.00 

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Designated Trails
Trail Name Trail Type Length
No Designated Trails

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Shooting Range General Information

This area has no shooting ranges.

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