Pigeon Hill Conservation Area

Driving Directions

From St. Joseph, take I-29 south, then Highway 169 east 0.25 mile, then Route FF south 2.50 miles, then Route O west 1.50 miles, then SE 50 Road south to the area.


This area is mostly forest with cropland and old fields.

About This Area

The Conservation Department purchased land for this area in 1967 in part with Pittman-Robertson funds from the federal excise tax on sporting arms and ammunition.

The area includes upland hardwood forest and old field habitat or cropland.

Target shooting is popular on the area. All ranges are unstaffed. The archery target area provides a sight-in range. The area also features a rifle range, a pistol range, and a shotgun range. The public firearms range offers a 25-, 50- and 100-yard target area.

General Information




Owned by MDC

  • Shooting ranges closed on Mondays until 12 p.m. for maintenance.


(Activity Explanations)
(Population Definition)
Bird Watching  Get the Missouri Audubon Conservation Area Bird List.  
Hiking  No designated trails 
Hunting-Deer Fair population. Deer regulations are subject to annual changes. Please refer to the Fall Deer and Turkey Booklet for current regulations.  
Hunting-Rabbit Fair population.  
Hunting-Squirrel Fair population.  
Hunting-Turkey Good population. Turkey regulations are subject to annual changes. Please refer to the Spring Turkey or Fall Deer and Turkey Booklet for current regulations.  
Other  Target shooting on ranges only: Area ranges closed Mondays until 12:00 p.m. for maintenance.  

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Conservation Department Facilities
Facility Item Name Count Comments
Other Archery Shooting Range  Static range is disabled accessible.  
Other Rifle Shooting Range   
Other Shotgun Shooting Range   
Parking Lotaccessible  Two ADA  
Privy/Restroomaccessible  Located at the public sight-in range and archery range.  

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Feature Item Name Count Size Comments
Fishless Pond  3.00 acres  
Stream - Intermittent Pigeon Creek 0.80 miles  

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Land Cover Types
Land Type Acres Comments
Forest and Woodland 362.00  
Crop Land 22.00  
Old Field 20.00  
Other 14.53 Roads and parking lots. 
Total Area Acres:418.53 

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Designated Trails
Trail Name Trail Type Length
No Designated Trails

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Shooting Range General Information






1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset, unless otherwise posted

Click Shooting Ranges for more information.

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