Sign Up Now for the Youth Pheasant Hunt!

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 19, 2019. 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

Trick or Treat at Mill Creek Park on Saturday, October 5

Ghosts and princesses will be out early this year at Mill Creek Park!  The Conservation Board is offering free camping at this campground for the nights of October 4 & 5.  In exchange, we ask that campers get into the Halloween spirit by decorating their campsite and handing out candy.  Trick-or-treaters are invited to come through the park on Saturday, October 5 from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m.

Valero Renewable Fuels of Hartley Donates Refrigerator for the Crosbie Wildlife & Nature Youth Center

We would like to thank VALERO RENEWABLE FUELS of Hartley, Iowa for their very generous donation of a full-size refrigerator! This donation will be used at the Crosbie Wildlife & Nature Youth Center and will greatly improve our ability to provide snacks, meals and drinks for youth camps and programs. Thank you for your help, we are so grateful!

3D Archery Shoot at Crosbie Wildlife & Nature Youth Center

The Conservation Board has added an exciting new event this year! A 3D archery shoot will be held at the Crosbie Wildlife & Nature Youth Center on Saturday, AUGUST 31. A walking range with 3D targets will be laid out throughout the west portion of the property offering an excellent opportunity to come out and test your skills.  This event is open to seasoned archers 14 years of age and up with a valid hunter safety card. Participants may sign

Bison Stampede 5K Trail Run

Bison Stampede 5K Trail Run Saturday, August 10, 2019 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

We are Looking for a Used Refrigerator!

Do you have a used refrigerator in good working condition that you would be willing to donate or sell at a reduced price?  The O’Brien County Conservation Board is in need of a refrigerator to keep at the Crosbie Wildlife & Nature Youth Center to use during camps and programs for which food is provided.  Please call our office at (712) 295-7200 if you can help us find one!

The John F. Muller Memorial Shelter House project on Scout Island has been completed!

The O’Brien County Conservation Board is pleased to announce the opening of a new shelter on Scout Island at Mill Creek Park in Paullina.  The John F. Muller family of Paullina generously donated funds to renovate this shelter area frequently used by the Scouts for primitive camping outings during the summer months.  We are sincerely grateful for their contribution!  Mr. Muller was a valued member of the Paullina community serving as a City Council member, participating in Chamber of Commerce

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