Here's a couple URL's to look at along with a map of the Drury-Mincy Conservation Area.Drury-Mincy Conservation Area
The Drury-Mincy Conservation Area is a 5,699-acre wildlife area that was the conservation department's first deer refuge. Visitors can camp, hike, bird watch and fish in the rushing stream. The Drury-Mincy area is one of 3 that support flocks of native wild turkeys. Bluestem glades and post oak savannas dominated the rolling hills. Mincy, Fox, and Bee creeks meander through stands of wild cane on their way to Bull Shoals Lake. Purple beardtongue, fringetree, and Ashe juniper are among the unusual plants found on the area. Driving Directions: Go 5 miles east of Branson on Highway 76, then 6 miles south on Route J, and 3/4 mile on County Road J40. For more information click here for Drury-Mincy Conservation Area Website
(Though it says there are no shooting ranges it means no firearms ranges. The ATF made them close their firearms range, which greatly upset the Ranger in charge of the area.)http://bransondailyn...hp?storyID=8012http://mdc4.mdc.mo.g...oveMap=notfound
Sorry I couldn't get the map to post bigger, but the dark green ovals are food plots and most have a small pond along side them. The dotted lines are trails, the dashed lines paved or gravel roads. The lake is Bull Shoals. In the small map, left corner, the grey area in it's upper left corner is Branson - Hollister aprox. 11 3/4 miles between town and the Conservation Area. You can drive it in 15 minutes The differance in the 4,089 acres listed on the map, and the 5,699 listed on their site is because it's an older map. They've added some land. There are up to date maps supplied free at several points where the areas rules are listed on signs.
Branson has a wide variety of hotels ranging from the inexspensive, like motels @ 2 for $30 a night, up to the Hilton. Then too, if it's only a couple of you needing a warm bed and a roof over your head for a late season hunt, then no prob. I have a spare bedroom and it's only about a 30 minute drive to Mincy-Drury.
Edited by Spirithawk, 03 June 2009 - 08:12 PM.