McClure Conservation Area

Driving Directions

From Princeton, take Highway 65 south 6 miles, then Route D west approximately 1 mile, then Icabod Place (gravel) north 0.25 mile where Icabod Place dead ends at area parking lot.

Highlights

This area consists of 39 acres of bottomland cropfield, approximately one mile of Weldon River corridor, 27 acres of cool season grass hayfields, and 150 acres of mixed size class timber.

About This Area

The original 232 acre tract was donated to the Conservation Department by the late Leafa McClure back in 1984. After the death of her last surviving heir, son J.W. McClure of Trenton, MO, the area was officially transferred to the Department in November of 2007. An additional 6.7 acres on the west side of the area was purchased from Charles Girdner of Iowa in 2008 expanding the size of the area to it's current size.

A portion of the Weldon Fork of the Grand River bisects the area for over a mile. McClure Conservation Area will be managed primarily by permittee haying, row crop farming, 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.  
Fishing - Catfish Fair population. Weldon Fork  
Fishing - Sunfish Fair population.  
Hiking   
Hunting-Deer Good population. See regulations.  
Hunting-Rabbit Fair population.  
Hunting-Squirrel Good population.  
Hunting-Turkey Fair population. Annual Fall Deer and Turkey Hunting Regulations and Information booklet and annual Spring Turkey Hunting Information booklet.  
Hunting-Waterfowl-Open Hunting Fair population. Weldon Fork  
Nature Viewing   
Trapping with Special Use Permit   

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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
Stream - Permanent Weldon Fork of the Grand River 1.00 miles  

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Land Cover Types
Land Type Acres Comments
Crop Land 32.00  
Grassland (non-prairie) 26.00  
Forest and Woodland 169.00  
Total Area Acres:238.70 

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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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