Dan and Maureen Cover Memorial Wildlife Area

Driving Directions

From Alton, take Route P west 5 miles, then County Road P-314 south 1 mile.


This area is mostly forest with old fields and glades. There is a small, fishable pond.

About This Area

The property was donated to the Department by Dan & Maureen Cover, of Thayer, in 1986.

Department management has been to maintain the existing open lands with control burns and bush hogging. Approximately 15 acres of the fields were planted with native warm season grasses and has been maintained by periodic control burns. Some of the forest land has also been control burned for glade/woodland/savanna management.

General Information




Owned by MDC

(Activity Explanations)
(Population Definition)
Bird Watching  Get the Audubon Society of Missouri Conservation Area Bird List.  
Fishing - Catfish Fair population.  
Fishing - Sunfish Fair population.  
Hunting-Deer Good population. Fall deer/turkey booklet.  
Hunting-Quail Fair population.  
Hunting-Rabbit Fair population.  
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
Fishing Lake or Pond Cover Lake 1.00 acres 0.3 mile walk from the parking lot to the lake. 
Fishless Pond  0.10 acres Wildlife watering holes  

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Land Cover Types
Land Type Acres Comments
Forest and Woodland 189.00  
Old Field 62.00  
Glade 13.00  
Lakes/Ponds 1.00  
Grassland (non-prairie) 16.00  
Total Area Acres:281.70 

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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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