Alfred Newton Gossett Conservation Area

Alfred Newton Gossett CA was purchased by MDC to provide upland wildlife habitat for public use and watershed protection. This area is a large forested area located south of Windyville in Dallas County. It can be accessed from near the bridge over the Niangua River on Highway K or from Pelican Drive on Highway P. There are old fields with cedars and native grasses, oak woodlands and steep forested river breaks leading down into the Niangua River. Deer, turkey and squirrels are abundant on the area and there are good walk-in access trails on the ridge tops to get into the heart of the area.
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  • Sunday, 04:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 04:00 AM - 10:00 PM
From Buffalo take highway 32 east 11 miles to Long Lane. Turn North on Highway P for approximately 4 miles to Pelican Drive on the right.
For more information call
(417) 895-6880
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201711 - 3CSR 10-11 - 130 Vehicles, Bicycles, Horses, and Horseback Riding

3CSR 10-11
Rule Number
130 Vehicles, Bicycles, Horses, and Horseback Riding


Unless otherwise posted, bicycles, including electric bicycles as defined in the Missouri Wildlife Code (Chapter 20- Definitions), are allowed on roads open to vehicular traffic and service roads (designated in the online conservation atlas). Bicycles must stay on roads open to vehicular traffic or service roads, or on multi-use trails posted as open to bicycles.   Bicycle use is not allowed on service roads passing through designated natural areas (designated in the online conservation atlas). Groups of 10 or more people using bicycles on a department area must obtain a special use permit. Special use permits should be requested at least 30 days in advance at: SpecialUsePermit.

  • Bird Watching

  • Fishing

    • Rock Bass
    • Sunfish
    • Suckers
    • Black Bass
  • Hunting

    • Deer
      • Archery and Firearms
      • Antlerless Permits Allowed
    • Bear
      • Archery and Firearms
    • Turkey
      • Archery and Firearms
    • Rabbit
    • Squirrel
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