Buford Mountain State Forest Hunting
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The Arcadia Valley Region and Black River Recreation Area Near St. Louis in the
Missouri Ozarks

Buford Mountain State Forest and Trail
Rich in history, this 3,743 acre forest is named after William Buford who acquired the land through a Spanish Land Grant in 1812.  In the mid-to-late 1800s, the site served as the hub of the charcoal industry in our region.  Old kilns still dot the entire mountain.  Numerous Indian mounds, arrowheads and other artifacts have been found at the site. 

The Missouri Department of Conservation acquired Missouri's 3rd highest mountain (1740 feet) and the surrounding property in 1979.  A strenuous 10.2 mile hike on the Buford Mountain Trail provides incredible views of the Arcadia and Belleview Valleys.  The areas most outstanding features are its glades, ranging in size from less than 1 acre to over 10 acres, providing scenic views and excellent opportunities to observe glade plants and animals.  As the glades are very sensitive, activity is restricted to walking only.  A favorite of turkey hunters, the area is suitable for deer hunting as well. 
9.9 miles north of Highways 21 and 221.


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Missouri Hunting & Fishing Guides:
The opportunities are unlimited for that trophy hunt or that memorable fishing trip you've always wanted when you engage a local guide. Robbie Chadbourne was born and bred in this region and has been an active sportsman since he could bait a hook or hold up a firearm. Robbie also arranges wild hog hunts.  To arrange your next guided hunting or fishing expedition call Robbie 573-854-2514.

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(Please note: There are numerous designated hunting and fishing areas to be found on public lands and in designated conservation areas in our region. Please respect private property. With connections through friends or acquaintances, willing landowners often give permission to hunt or fish on private property.)

For an atlas of public lands the Missouri Department of Conservation owns, leases or manages for public use in Reynolds County or Iron County click here.  Search by County.  For other Federal lands in our region please click here.


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