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Lodging

 

Burr Oak Lodge

 

Burr 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, continental breakfast.

 

 

 

Burr Oak Lodge

1804 315th Street

Brighton, IA 52540

319-548-0129

www.burroaklodge.com

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

 

The 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 Riverside

Casino.

 

 

 

 

Highland Hideaway

3127 160th Street

Riverside, IA 52327

319-648-5065

www.highlandhunting.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hawkeye Motel

 

This 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.

 

 

 

Hawkeye Motel

1320 W. Madison St.

Washington, IA 52353

800-639-4295

319-653-7510

www.hawkeyemotel.com

Located just West of HWY 1 and HWY 92 intersection.

 

 

Public Hunting Areas

 

 

Public Hunting Areas

 

English River Wildlife Area

The English River Wildlife Area is in the far northwest corner of Washington county.Utah Hunting

 

Acres: 673

 

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 Clemon's Creek.

 

Acres: 290

 

 

 

 

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.

 

Acres: 208

 

Primary Game Species: Deer, Squirrel, Wild Turkey

 

 

 

 

Fern Cliff County Park

Fern Cliff Park is a wooded area West of Crawfordsville.

 

Acres: 56

 

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.

 

Acres: 80

 

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!

 

Acres:103

 

Primary Game Species: Pheasant, Deer, Wild Turkey

 

 

 

 

Of 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 opportunities. 

 

Be 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 Conservation Board.

 

Marr Park

2943 Hwy 92

Ainsworth, IA

319-657-2400

wccb@iowatelecom.net

http://co.washington.ia.us/departments/conservation/default.htm

 

 

 

                                                                                                                          

 

 



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