Davidson (Carrick W) - Robert G Paris WA

About this Area

Total Acres

Carrick W. Davidson/Robert G. Paris Wildlife Area is located in east-central Howell County. It is about seven miles northeast of West Plains, off of Route EE.

Of the 270 acres that comprise the Carrick W. Davidson/Robert G. Paris Wildlife Area, 200 acres are mixed warm-season grasses, old fields and crop land. The remainder of the land is wooded. There is a two-acre pond and three smaller ponds on the property. Middle Fork Creek meanders through the area.

The area was donated to the Missouri Department of Conservation by Mr. and Mrs. Carrick W. Davidson and the family of the late Robert Paris. They started purchasing the property in 1955. Their primary purpose for the property was recreation. The property was managed for wildlife, primarily quail. They ran cattle on the property, but never at the expense of quail. There have been as many as 12 coveys of quail on the property, with as many as 100 quail being harvested in one year.

Present management techniques include converting cool-season grasses to warm-season species, prescribed burning and cropping to maintain early successional habitat. Area facilities include two parking lots.

Things to do when you visit: 
  • Hunting
    • Deer,
    • Quail,
    • Rabbit,
    • Squirrel,
    • Turkey,
    • Dove
  • Fishing
    • Black Bass,
    • Catfish,
    • Sunfish
  • Entry PointEntry Point
  • Managed Public WaterbodyManaged Public Waterbody
  • Parking LotParking Lot
  • BoundaryBoundary

Hours of Operation

Area Hours
Sunday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
From West Plains, take Highway 17 northeast 5.50 miles, then Route EE east 0.75 mile, and south on County Road 3010.
Area Regulations
Seasonal Hunting and Fishing Information