Hungry Mother Conservation Area

Driving Directions

From Higbee, take Route A south, then County Road 127 west 2.50 miles.


This is a forest area with primitive camping.

About This Area

Hungry Mother Conservation Area is south of Higbee on Route A, then 2.5 miles west on County Road 127.

Hungry Mother Conservation Area was purchased in April of 1962.

The area is primarily good quality white oak forest with some steeper dissected slopes traversing down to unnamed tributaries of the Salt Fork Creek. A selective harvest was completed in 2013 on some of the area’s ridges. The 274 acres of high quality white oak forestland has good potential for additional timber and wildlife management with careful consideration given to the highly erodible loess soils of the area.

The area is located in a remote portion of Howard County and offers solitude and excellent wildlife viewing opportunities. Skid trails are open for hiking off of County Road 127.

General Information




Owned by MDC

(Activity Explanations)
(Population Definition)
Camping - Walk-in/Float-in/Backpack  Seasonal closures may apply. 
Hunting-Deer Fair population. Archery and Muzzeloader methods only.  
Hunting-Squirrel Good population.  
Hunting-Turkey Good population. Annual Fall Deer and Turkey Hunting Regulations and Information booklet and annual Spring Turkey Hunting Information booklet.  

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Conservation Department Facilities
Facility Item Name Count Comments
Parking Lot    

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Feature Item Name Count Size Comments
Fishless Pond  5.00 acres  
Stream - Intermittent  1.00 miles  

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Land Cover Types
Land Type Acres Comments
Old Field 46.00  
Forest and Woodland 228.00  
Total Area Acres:274.00 

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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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