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Cherokee County Conservation manages close to 1200 acres of public hunting areas. Habitats range from deep woodlands, savannas, low river bottom timber and hillside prairies.

Species that can be sought after in Cherokee's park system include pheasants, deer, wild turkey, waterfowl and small game. Trapping is also allowed on Cherokee County Conservation areas that permit hunting.

Click to view Iowa DNR'S hunting rules and season dates

If you witness or even hear of poaching activity call the TIP HOTLINE (1-800/532-2020) or click Turn-In-Poachers (TIP)

Please remember to follow all State and Federal hunting and trapping laws!
Please be courteous to fellow hunters and other park users, it is all open to the public!
Most areas are limited to walk-in only during the winter months!
ATV's are not allowed within county parks
!

 

Area Open To Hunting Habitat Types Species Open Hunting Dates
Silver Sioux Recreation Area Woodland/Grassland D/P/T/SG Oct. 1 - April 30
Martin's Access Woodland/Grassland D/P/T/SG Sept. 15 - May 21
Ranney Knob Area Woodland/Grassland D/T/SG Oct. 1 - April 30
Stieneke Area River Bottom Woodland D/T/SG Oct. 1 - April 30
Steele Prairie Grassland P/SG Open During Any State Regulated Season

Soo Access

(via river only)

Woodland D/T/SG Open During Any State Regulated Season
Red Tail Ridge Habitat Area Woodland/Grassland D/T/P/SG Open During Any State Regulated Season
Prescott Prairie Grassland P/SG Oct. 1 - April 30
Harold-Clark Area River Bottom Woodland D/T/SG Open During Any State Regulated Season
Little Sioiux Greenbelt (via river only) River Bottom Woodland D/T/SG Open During Any State Regulated Season
Heinl-Johnson Area River Bottom Woodland D/T/SG Open During Any State Regulated Season
Barnes Access River Bottom Woodland D/T/SG Oct. 1 - April 30
Nelson Access River Bottom Woodland D/T/SG Oct. 1 - April 30
Pearse Access River Bottom Woodland D/T/SG Oct. 1 - April 30
Ritts Area River Bottom Woodland D/T/SG Oct. 1 - April 30
Meridan Roadside Park Shrubland/Grassland P Oct. 1 - April 30
Maple River Area Shrubland/Grassland D/P/SG Open During Any State Regulated Season

 

Species Legend
D White-tailed Deer
T Eastern Wild Turkey
P Ring-neck Pheasant
SG Small Game: squirrel, cottontail rabbit

 

CHEROKEE COUNTY CONSERVATION
629 River Road 
Cherokee, IA 51012

Office Hours: Monday-Friday

8:00 A.M-4:30 P.M.
PHONE: (712) 225-6709
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WEBSITE: 

www.cherokeecountyparks.com

www.mycountyparks.com

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