Crosbie Wildlife & Nature Youth Center Welcomes Youth Hunters!

The Crosbie Wildlife & Nature Youth Center is now welcoming youth hunters!                                                                 
                                                                  Crosbie Wildlife & Nature Youth Center
                                                                     4270 Roosevelt Avenue, Paullina, IA
                                                                 Crosbie Wildlife and Nature Youth Center 
The Crosbie Wildlife and Nature Youth Center was established to educate young people on environmental biology, ethics of soil, plant and wildlife use, and preservation.  Youth Center programs will provide experiences for youth in soils, native prairie habitat, insect pollinator ecosystems, waterfowl, upland game birds, deer and other wildlife, the harvest, processing, and cooking of wild game, and the general appreciation of nature.  Goals of the project include:
  • To promote the highest ethical standards in hunting
  • To give our youth an initial, positive, safe, educational, mentored hunting experience
  • To instill in youth basic understanding of practical conservation measures
  • To encourage wildlife habitat access, enhancement and management
  • To learn how to hunt safely, legally and ethically
  • To learn about proper game care management
  • To appreciate nature first hand
  • To spend quality time with family and friends

This project has been undertaken by the O’Brien County Conservation Board and the Crosbie family in memory of Calvin and Ted Crosbie and other Crosbie family members who came from a loving family that enjoyed spending time outdoors.  Here you will find deer, wild turkey, pheasant, waterfowl and other small game.  No trapping is allowed without specific permission.

Please see the following link for more on the rules & regulations associated with using the youth hunting area:   Crosbie Brochure

Read more about the project in the following article: