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Historical Fall Fest

The keening cry of a red-tail hawk…the amber grass waving in the air…the smell of wildflowers and earth…Fall is fantastic on the prairie.  What better way to enjoy it than from the perspective of the pioneers? The O’Brien County Conservation Board is offering an opportunity to step back in time with the Historical Fall Fest held on Saturday, September 22 at the Prairie Heritage Center.  Spend an afternoon on the prairie enjoying pioneer games and crafts.  Step aboard the horse-drawn

Women in the Outdoors Event

Women, are you interested in learning new outdoor activities in a supportive environment?  A full slate of activities is on tap for this year’s Women in the Outdoors Event sponsored by the National Turkey Federation and the Lyon, O’Brien, Osceola, and Sioux County Conservation Boards. Make a feast in a Dutch oven!  Learn about the process of dying with natural items, experiment with the process, and even take home a sample of your work.  Take aim with a cross bow. 

Youth Pheasant Hunt at the Crosbie Wildlife & Nature Youth Center

Sign up for our Youth Pheasant Hunt event sponsored by Mark’s Pump Sales and Service and the O’Brien County Sportsmen’s Club!  This event will be held at the Crosbie Wildlife & Nature Youth Center on Saturday, October 20, 2018. Participants must be between 12-15 years of age and have passed the hunter safety course.  Limit of 20 participants.  The event begins at 8:00 a.m. and lunch will be provided.  Warm up with a trap shoot.  Mentors will take youth on

Crosbie Wildlife & Nature Youth Center Open House

The O’Brien County Conservation Board invites you to join us for an OPEN HOUSE at the CROSBIE WILDLIFE & NATURE YOUTH CENTER!    The event will be held on Thursday, August 23 from 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.  Hot dogs will be served hot off the grill, and youth ages 12 to 15 can experience the shooting ranges under the guidance of our park rangers.  Don’t miss this chance to check out one of O’Brien County’s best youth outdoor recreation

Bison Burger Picnic & Lawn Concert

Mark your calendar and be sure to attend this highly anticipated evening of great food and music!  Bison Burger Picnic & Lawn Concert Tuesday, August 14 From 5:00 p.m. until 7:30 pm.        Dine on delicious bison burgers & slip on your dancing shoes while you enjoy the music of Bill Carpenter & Mel Kimblad! Plan to attend!    

Bison Stampede 5K Trail Run

Bison Stampede 5K Trail Run Saturday, August 11, 2018 Registration from 6:30 a.m. – 7:15 a.m. Race begins at 7:30 a.m. Registration Fee: $25.00 Race is sponsored by the Little Sioux Valley Conservation Association.  Registration and t-shirt pickup for the race will take place at the Prairie Heritage Center from 6:30 until 7:15.  Pre-registration is encouraged. The race will be run on the trails around the Prairie Heritage Center and on adjacent property.  Be prepared for uneven surfaces. Awards will

Youth Outdoor Quest Event – August 6 & 7

Youths ages 11 through 15 can experience an outdoor adventure sponsored by the O’Brien County Conservation Board and the O’Brien County Pheasants Forever at the Prairie Heritage Center, Dog Creek Park and the Crosbie Wildlife and Nature Youth Center. Monday, August 6 will include learning activities about hunting, trapping, bird identification, and dog training.  The events will extend into the evening with lessons on Dutch Oven cooking, water recreation, night tracking and astronomy.  Youth will stay overnight in the grain

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