Opportunities for hunting at Long Branch Lake can be found on over 5,500 acres managed by the Corps of Engineers and the Missouri Department of Conservation. The Corps manages approximately 1,000 acres on the east and west side of the lake that are open to public hunting. The Corps licensed 2,454 acres at the north end of the lake to the Missouri Department of Conservation for wildlife management purposes. Adjacent to this area is the 2,040 acre Department of Conservation owned Atlanta Conservation Area. These two areas are managed as one 4,500 acre unit that makes up the Atlanta/Long Branch Conservation Area.
Macon County is a popular Missouri destination for deer and turkey hunters. Numbers of deer taken each season consistently places Macon county in the top three Missouri counties.
Long Branch has grown in popularity with waterfowl hunters. The Corps of Engineers holds an annual duck blind drawing the last Saturday of September to allow permits for the placement of seasonal duck blinds on certain areas of the lake. There is no hunting allowed in the State Park areas, as well as the refuge area located on the southern portion of the lake near the Long Branch Dam. Contact the Corps Office at (660) 385-2108 if interested in a obtaining information on a waterfowl blind permit.