Davis (Dean) CA

About this Area

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Total Acres

Davis (Dean) CA

Sidewalk on Davis Dean CA
Missouri Department of Conservation

Dean Davis Wildlife Area is located in Howell County, two miles north of Pomona and east of U.S. 63 Highway.

This 172-acre area has many points of interest including: a one-mile long trail, an archery range, a walnut plantation, a pine plantation, upland game species such as rabbits quail, deer, turkey and squirrels.

The area was originally intended to be the site of a community lake. In 1959 the lake bed, dam, and concrete spillway were constructed. Unfortunately, the lake never held water due to unforseen sinks and seepages. Despite this setback, the area provides abundant oportunities for wildlife management and public use.

Wildlife habitat management includes the creation of watering ponds and the manipulation of fields within the forest to provide added food sources. Timber harvests also help produce forage and cover for wildlife.

During your visit to the area, you may view various forest improvement practices designed to improve tree growth, quality, and species composition. The practices also help improve wildlife habitat and maintain watershed quality. Any physical disturbance is only temporary.

Things to do when you visit: 
  • Hunting
    • Dove,
    • Rabbit,
    • Squirrel,
    • Turkey,
    • Deer,
    • Quail
  • Fishing
    • Sunfish
  • Trails
    • Hiking
  • Entry PointEntry Point
  • Managed Public WaterbodyManaged Public Waterbody
  • Parking LotParking Lot
  • PrivyPrivy
  • Archery Range (Disabled Accessible)Archery Range (Disabled Accessible)
  • Hiking TrailHiking Trail
  • 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 63 north 10 miles, then County Road 2420 east 0.50 mile to the area.
Shooting Range Info
Range Name
Davis (Dean)
Range Id
Maintenance Days
Business Hours
1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset, unless otherwise posted
Type of Complex
Range Type
Archery Field Target
Target Distance
Disabled Access
Area Regulations
Seasonal Hunting and Fishing Information