Ray (J Thad) Mem WA

About this Area

For more information call
(573) 248-2530
Total Acres
147.6

Highway 61 divides this area's 148 acres (58 acres to the east and 90 acres to the west). The area consists of approximately 80 percent timbered land and 20 percent open land.

Kate Ray Kuhn donated 58 acres to the Conservation Department in 1971, in honor of her father, J. Thad Ray. She willed an additional 90 acres to the Conservation Department upon her death in 1978 so that all might enjoy the outdoors.

J. Thad Ray was a long-time Marion County farmer and county official. J. Thad Ray Memorial Conservation Area contains a field archery range with 10 targets and a practice archery range with five points.

Open land management includes the establishment of native warm-season grasses to provide habitat for a variety of wildlife. The area provides habitat for an assortment of woodland wildlife species, including white-tailed deer, squirrels, raccoons, and songbirds. The hiking trail and mowed paths provide access throughout the area. The area has 2 miles of hiking trail and mowed paths which are open to the public all year.

Things to do when you visit: 
  • Hunting
    • Turkey,
    • Deer
  • Shooting Range
    • Archery
  • Entry PointEntry Point
  • Parking LotParking Lot
  • Archery RangeArchery Range
  • 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
Directions
In Hannibal from the junction of Route W/Highway 61, take Route W west approximately 1 mile.
Shooting Range Info
Range Name
J Thad Ray
Range Id
2967
Maintenance Days
Varies
Business Hours
1/2 before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset, unless otherwise posted
Type of Complex
Unstaffed
Range Type
Archery Static Target
Target Distance
5,10,20,30,40
Disabled Access
No
Range Name
J Thad Ray
Range Id
3048
Maintenance Days
Varies
Business Hours
1/2 before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset, unless otherwise posted
Type of Complex
Unstaffed
Range Type
Archery Field Target
Target Distance
Varies
Disabled Access
No
Area Regulations
Seasonal Hunting and Fishing Information