HC64 Box 6015
West Plains, MO 65775
Hunting & Fishing
The North Fork River runs through the Ranch with 2 miles of river frontage offering great fishing adventures.
The Mark Twain National Forest is popular with hunters, trappers, anglers and persons who enjoy observing, studying and photographing wildflowers and wildlife. The Forest has about 320 species of birds, 75 species of mammals and 125 species of amphibians and reptiles.
Game species include whitetail deer, turkey, quail, woodcocks, doves, ducks, geese, rabbits, raccoons, squirrels, opossums, woodchucks, bobcats, and coyotes.
The forest gets a variety of visitors through the year including spring and fall, when color changes the forest. In the spring, serviceberry, redbuds and dogwoods paint the winter landscape in pinks and whites. In the fall starting mid September, the oak and hickory forest transforms from greens to yellows, oranges, reds, burgundies and dark purples. The height of fall color is usually mid-October.
Except where posted otherwise, hunting and fishing with a valid Missouri license is permitted on National Forest lands.