Hunt birds and small game in Appanoose County, Iowa
Monday, October 26, 2015
While Appanoose County, Iowa, may be known for its deer hunting (especially that 10-point buck recently shot by Governor Terry Branstad), the county is also a great place to hunt a variety of birds and small game. (http://www.radioiowa.com/2015/01/08/branstad-and-reynolds-both-bag-bucks-in-2015/)
Hunters in the county will find turkey, pheasant, grouse, quail, mourning dove, and a variety of waterfowl, including Canada geese, Light geese, teal, and various types of duck. Squirrels and cottontail rabbits are also popular small game for the county’s hunters.
Appanoose County has over 17,000 acres of public hunting land, including Rathbun Wildlife Management Area, Sedan Bottoms Wildlife Area, a portion of Stephens State Forest, Ross Wildlife Area, Soap Creek Wildlife Area, Fuller Wildlife Area, and the Lelah Bradley Park & Reserve. In addition, there are a number of outfitters operating private hunting lands in the county.
With all this opportunity for hunting in Appanoose County, what are you waiting for? Plan your hunting trip with the help of the Iowa DNR’s Hunting Atlas (http://programs.iowadnr.gov/maps/huntingatlas/default.html) and its information-packed website (http://www.iowadnr.gov/Hunting.aspx). For lodging accommodations in the area, visit the Centerville Chamber of Commerce’s website: http://www.centerville-ia.com/.