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BOARD MTG. AGENDA


      EMPLOYMENT

Report fish and wildlife
violations to the Turn in
Poachers (TIP) Program by
calling 1-800-532-2020.
Provide as much information
as possible while remaining
annonymous. A conservation
officer will be dispatched to
investigate.

 
WCCB Contact Information:

34496 110th Avenue
Forest City, IA 50436

Phone: 641-565-3390
Toll-Free: 888-841-8580

[Please do not call us if you need information about rural recycling. Instead, call Waste Management at 800-247-1012. Thank you!]

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General Downloads:

WCCB brochure

Winnebago River Water Trail brochure

Permit application for the Holland Youth Hunting Area

Map to Thorpe Park

Northland Nature Trail guide (Thorpe Park)

No Spray Request agreement

No Spray Section Map

Young Naturalist Backpack Flyer


Lake Catherine Cabin Information:

Lake Catherine Cabin brochure

Available dates at the Lake Catherine Cabin

Lake Catherine Cabin reservation form



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There are 13 permitted geocaches hidden on WCCB areas!
Check out these geocaches by clicking on the links on our Environmental Education or Parks and Wildlife Areas pages!












 


Welcome to the Winnebago County Conservation Board,
one of 99 county conservation boards in Iowa.

We are located in the rolling hills of north-central Iowa's prairie pothole region.

Our purpose is to provide outdoor recreational opportunities for everyone and to protect and conserve our natural resources.

Scroll down for the latest news and browse through our web site often to see what we have to offer! And, be sure to contact us if you have any comments or questions!



The Winnebago County Conservation Board
wishes you and your loved ones
a very Merry Christmas!

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Also, be sure to check out the Winter edition of our newsletter,
the "The Prairie Country Quarterly",
as well as the December edition of the "Outdoor Journal"!



Hunters are reminded that Thorpe Park is closed
to all deer and turkey hunting.

The adjacent Russ and Thorpe Recreation Areas
are still open to all forms of hunting, though.
Trapping is also allowed in all three areas.

For a map of the Thorpe Complex boundaries, click here.
(Note...the map applies to both deer and turkey hunting.)



youth hunting

The Holland Youth Hunting Area


Do you know a young person who would like to have
a meaningful hunting experience? Then, try out our Holland Youth Hunting Area!

The Holland Youth Hunting Area is set aside
to be used strictly by young hunters (aged 15 and under) and an adult mentor,
and is available only through a reservation.
 For more information, check out the Holland Youth Hunting Area brochure.
If you'd like to reserve a time to hunt there,
simply give us a call and send in the reservation form found on the brochure.

 The Holland Youth Area provides a wonderful opportunity for young hunters to enjoy a truly memorable hunting experience!





Treat yourself to a relaxing stay  
at the Lake Catherine Cabin!

Off season rates are:
$25/night during the week
$40/Friday and Saturday nights!
 

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  For more information about the cabin,
you can download the following items:
Lake Catherine Cabin Brochure
Lake Catherine Cabin Rental Policy
Lake Catherine Cabin Rental Agreement
Available Dates



If you have kids or grandkids, consider borrowing one of our
"Young Naturalist Backpacks!"

boy with
                                                        treeThese backpacks can be checked out for up to two weeks
and contain fun items to help kids enjoy the outdoors,
such as binoculars, nets, tweezers, books, journals, coloring books, and outdoor activities. They're great for camping trips, vacations, or just hanging out at home!

The backpacks come in six different themes:
Nature Discovery
Insects
Ponds and Streams
Birding
Nature Art
and Young Explorer.

If you'd like more information, or if you'd like to reserve a backpack, contact Winnebago County Naturalist Lisa Ralls at 641-565-3390.