Emmett and Leah Seat Memorial Conservation Area

Driving Directions

From Albany, take Route C north 11 miles, then Route M east 1 mile.


This area is a mixture of old field, grasslands, cropland, and woodland habitats. The area features primitive camping, an archery range, 18 fishable ponds (totalling 23 acres), and a permanent stream (Little Muddy Creek). The area is managed primarily for bobwhite quail and associated species.

About This Area

Emmett and Leah Seat Memorial Conservation Area is in Worth and Gentry counties.  The area was created in 1980 with a donation of 439 acres by the late Emmett and Leah Seat. The Seat farm had been in the family since 1844 when Littleton Seat settled there.

The area's open fields are managed with farming, prescribed burning, herbicide, and disking. Other habitat management practices include shrub and native grass plantings, edge feathering and food plots. The area is managed primarily for bobwhite quail and associated game and non-game species.

General Information




Owned by MDC

  • Quail Emphasis Area. Quail may be taken only by holders of the prescribed hunting permit and a valid area daily hunting tag, and hunters must check out immediately after the close of their hunting trip.

(Activity Explanations)
(Population Definition)
Bird Watching  Grassland and shrubland bird species.  Get the Audubon Society of Missouri Conservation Area Bird List.  
Camping - Individual Campsites  Two designated camp sites. No amenities provided.  
Fishing - Bass Good population. Area ponds 
Fishing - Catfish Good population. Area ponds 
Fishing - Sunfish Good population. Area ponds 
Hunting-Deer Good population. See Regulations.  
Hunting-Dove Good population. Click on link to dove management map (available in August).  
Hunting-Pheasant Fair population.  
Hunting-Quail Good population.  
Hunting-Rabbit Good population.  
Hunting-Turkey Good population. Annual Fall Deer and Turkey Hunting Regulations and Information booklet and annual Spring Turkey Hunting Information booklet.  
Trapping with Special Use Permit  With special use permit. 

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Conservation Department Facilities
Facility Item Name Count Comments
Camping Area - Individual Campsites   No amenities provided. 
Other Archery Shooting Range  Archery range with pavilion. 
Parking Lotaccessible 16  1 ADA  

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Feature Item Name Count Size Comments
Fishing Lake or Pond  18 23.00 acres  
Stream - Permanent Little Muddy Creek 1.50 miles  

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Land Cover Types
Land Type Acres Comments
Forest and Woodland 885.00  
Old Field 1011.00  
Wetland 10.00  
Grassland (non-prairie) 1200.00  
Lakes/Ponds 23.00  
Crop Land 350.00  
Total Area Acres:3479.00 

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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 posted otherwise.

Click Shooting Ranges for more information.

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