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Best places to hunt

Best places to hunt

The best places to hunt in and around Des Moines County are:

For small game & turkey:             

#1  Big Hollow With over 800 acres, Big Hollow still offers great hunting opportunities.
 #2 Hickory Bend It's a bit of a walk to get to but that helps relieve some of the hunting pressure. Not only is this property good for turkey and small game, it offers great deer hunting as well.  
 #3 Augusta Wildlife Area
Managed by Iowa DNR
Located close to Welter Recreation Area (which also offers public hunting), the Augusta Wildlife Management Area offers a mix of timber and open fields immediately adjacent to the Iowa Army Ammunition Plant. 

 For pheasants and upland game: 

#1 Wapello Bottoms
Managed by Iowa DNR
To the north in adjacent Louisa County is some of the best public upland game hunting areas in the region. The DNR offers multiple large-acreage areas near Wapello, IA.

For deer:             
 #1  Hickory Bend It's a bit of a walk to get to but that helps relieve some of the hunting pressure. The mature oak and hickory trees on this area really attract the deer.
#2  Big Hollow With over 800 acres, Big Hollow still offers great hunting opportunities.
 #3 Augusta Wildlife Area
Managed by Iowa DNR
Located close to Welter Recreation Area (which also offers public hunting), the Augusta Wildlife Management Area offers a mix of timber and open fields immediately adjacent to the Iowa Army Ammunition Plant. 

There are many more places to check out in Des Moines County. Check out all of Des Moines County Conservation's Recreation Areas.
                   
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