Natural Resource Areas                               
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.


Thul Woodland
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 out.
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