Bunch Hollow Conservation Area

Driving Directions

From Carrollton, take Highway 65 north 10 miles, then Route Z west and north 7 miles, then CR130 west 2 miles to the area.

Highlights

This area contains more than 1,300 acres of forest along with old fields, grassland, savanna and cropland.

About This Area

The Bunch Hollow Conservation Area began with an initial purchase of 1,409 acres in 1984. Additional acquisitions have increased the area to include about 1,285 acres of old fields and pastures, 1,300 acres of timber and 200 acres of crop fields.

Approximately 1,000 acres in the central portion of Bunch Hollow Conservation Area is a prairie/savanna/forest complex restoration project in which prescribed burning is being used to encourage the development of a natural plant community. Many native warm season grasses and forbs, such as Indian grass, bluestem, rattlesnake master, compass plant, coneflower and blazing star, are responding to management efforts.

The area is managed to improve existing habitat for deer, turkey, quail, and other resident wildlife species.

General Information

Northwest

Carroll

660-646-6122

Owned by MDC

Activities
Activity
(Activity Explanations)
Comments
(Population Definition)
Bicycling  Bicycles are permitted only on trails designated for their use and on roads and trails open to vehicular traffic, unless otherwise posted.  Trails closed during firearms deer season and spring turkey season.  
Bird Watching  Get the Audubon Society of Missouri Conservation Area Bird List.  
Camping - Individual Campsites  No amenities provided. 
Fishing - Bass Fair population.  
Fishing - Catfish Fair population.  
Fishing - Sunfish Fair population. Bluegill 
Hiking   
Horseback Riding  Horses and horseback riding are permitted only on trails designated for their use and on roads and trails open to vehicular traffic, unless otherwise posted.  Trail closed during firearms deer season and spring turkey season.   
Hunting-Deer Fair population. See Regulations.  
Hunting-Dove Good population. See dove map (available in August).  Click link to the left for Area Regulations.     
Hunting-Quail Fair population. Click link to the left for Area Regulations.     
Hunting-Rabbit Fair population. Click link to the left for Area Regulations.     
Hunting-Squirrel Good population. Click link to the left for Area Regulations.     
Hunting-Turkey Fair population. Annual Fall Deer and Turkey Hunting Regulations and Information booklet and annual Spring Turkey Hunting Information booklet.  
Trapping with Special Use Permit  Special use permit- Contact Chris Freeman 660-646-6122.  

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Conservation Department Facilities
Facility Item Name Count Comments
Camping Area - Individual Campsites  13  No amenities provided. 
Parking Lot  13   

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Features
Feature Item Name Count Size Comments
Fishing Lake or Pond  15.00 acres  
Wildlife Watering Hole  32 5.00 acres  

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Land Cover Types
Land Type Acres Comments
Lakes/Ponds 20.00  
Savanna 494.00  
Old Field 800.00  
Grassland (non-prairie) 480.00  
Crop Land 200.00  
Forest and Woodland 1300.00  
Total Area Acres:3294.00 

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Designated Trails
Trail Name Trail Type Length
Multi-use trail (Moderate) Multi-Use (Hike/Bike/Horse) 4.50 

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Shooting Range General Information

This area has no shooting ranges.

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