Joseph Ahart/John Rudd Natural Resource Area
Donated by Louis and Clara Ahart of Dow City, Iowa, in 1989, this 92
acre area is developed as a wildlife habitat and public hunting area.
Twenty acres of reestablished prairie, several tree planting and a
seven acre public fishing pond make this a quality resource
providing habitat for pheasants, quail, deer, song birds and
waterfowl. Public hunting is allowed. Take Highway 30 west through
Dow City, then turn south on the first gravel road (185th St.) one and
one-half miles to site.
Newcom Dale Riggleman Natural Resource Area
Located four miles northeast of Deloit, Iowa, this 132 acre area was
donated to Crawford County by Richard, Paul and Beth Riggleman
in 1998. Roughly 110 acres are native prairie while 30 acres are
timber. A dam was built to impound a six acre pond which is
stocked with bluegill, catfish and bass. Public fishing, hunting and
horse back riding are allowed in this area.
Aquired in 2002, this 320 acre woodland is located six miles north
and three miles west of Ricketts, Iowa.
It is owned by the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation and managed
by the Crawford County Conservation Board for timber preservation
and public hunting.
Milwaukee Road Habitat Prairie
Donated in 1995 by Pheasants Forever, this one mile stretch of
former railroad property serves to preserve prairie remnants and
wildlife habitat. Public hunting is allowed. Take Highway 59 south of
Denison six miles to site.
Hanover Wildlife Area
In 1996, Pheasants Forever assisted in purchasing this three
quarter mile former Milwaukee Railroad right of way located just one
and one-half miles east of Charter Oak. Iowa, near Highway 141. It
serves to protect wildlife habitat and provide public hunting.
Otter Creek Nature Area
This five acre site is managed under a 25 year lease. Located two
miles north of Deloit, Iowa, just off of Highway 39 it is a prime
example of a native oak/hickory hardwood forest and provided good
habitat for woodland wildlife.
Please remember that all areas are
carry in - carry out pertaining to
trash. What you bring in please carry
Natural Resource Areas