Carter County Missouri Conservation Commission 26N-2E-29
FY 1947-48: A 40 acre towersite was acquired. (Missouri Conservation Commission Annual Report)
September 16, 1948: "John D. (Turley) Webb who is Towerman at Hunter for the Missouri conservation commission is attending a week on fire control school at the lake of the Ozarks." (The Current Local)
1949-1950: The 'Official Manual of the State of Missouri' indicates that the towersite is owned by the Missouri Conservation Commission and is 40 acres in size.
March 27, 1951: "District forester Fred Whitt of the deer run district at Ellington reported some fires still burning today but all are under control. Smoke still was reported from the Hunter fire tower and the forester said several dead hogs, victims of the fires, had been found." (The Chillicothe Constitution-Tribune)
September 15, 1955: "Towerman Joe Bounds is attending the Forest Rangers school this week and next." (The Current Local)
1962: A 100-foot steel tower erected.
August 15, 1974: "Joe L. Bounds of Hunter received a 25-year service award at the meeting of the Commissioners of the Department of Conservation in Jefferson City on July 22nd. Joe was employed on a permanent basis Feb. 1, 1949 as a towerman for the newly constructed Hunter lookout tower. He has seen many changes during the 25 years he has worked for the department." (The Current Local)