Burr Oak Lodge
Oak with the Fern Cliff Hunting Preserve to provide expert services in upland
game hunts and or wild hunts. The lodge has a number of amenities for
hunters: large closet space, free laundry, rooms that sleep up to 10,
Burr Oak Lodge
1804 315th Street
Brighton, IA 52540
Located 40 miles south of Iowa City, just off of Iowa HWY
1 South, HWY 78 and HWY 34 are two miles south of the lodge.
Highland Hideaway Hunting
preserve land at Highland Hideaway (over 1100 acres) has plenty of high quality
pheasants, chukars, and quail. Amenities for hunters include: rooms that
sleep up to 16, large eating/entertainment areas, patios,
breakfast/lunch/supper, bed linen and towels included, and a free shuttle to
3127 160th Street
Riverside, IA 52327
motel offers a free indoor pheasant cleaning station that includes: three-basin
stainless steel sink, stainless steel table, freezers for storing birds, and
fridges in every room.
Dogs are welcome. All rooms are non-smoking.
1320 W. Madison St.
Washington, IA 52353
Located just West of HWY 1 and HWY 92 intersection.
Public Hunting Areas
English River Wildlife Area
The English River Wildlife Area is in the far northwest corner of Washington
Primary Game Species: Deer, Pheasant, Waterfowl
Clemons Creek Wildlife Area
Visit the diverse habitat at Clemons Creek just W. of Washington, IA.
Contact the Conservation Board to receive your certification for hunting at
Sockum Ridge County Park
Sockum Ridge, west of Crawfordsville, has a significant deer population.
Sockum Ridge also has an extensive biking and hiking trail system, so be
prepared to share the area.
Primary Game Species: Deer, Squirrel, Wild Turkey
Fern Cliff County Park
Fern Cliff Park is a wooded area West of Crawfordsville.
Primary Game Species: Deer, Squirrel
Schmitter Heritage Area
Schmitter Heritage Area is located north of Lake Darling State Park in the
southwest corner of Washington County.
Primary Game Species: Deer, Pheasant, Wild Turkey
Rubio Wildlife Area
Rubio Wildlife area is just north of the small town of Rubio, IA in the
southwest corner of Washington County. This area is especially good for Pheasant Hunting in the late season!
Primary Game Species: Pheasant, Deer, Wild Turkey
Iowa's 99 counties, Washington County was among the top 15 for highest deer
count at the end of 2007 (Iowa DNR, 2008 Deer & Turkey Harvest Report).
Washington County is also a great location for pheasant hunting, as mapped by
the Iowa DNR (Iowa DNR 2007 Small Game Distribution).
Washington County is Zone 5 for deer and Zone 7 for turkey. Hunters will
also find waterfowl and quail.
Areas ranging from wetlands to timberlands give hunters a wide range of field
sure to add Washington County to your calendar for this year's hunting season!
For a detailed directory of public hunting areas in Washington County and to
obtain licenses for out of state hunters, visit the Washington County
2943 Hwy 92