The Iowa DNR manages Elma Wildlife Area, Hayden Prairie and Turkey River Access in Howard County.


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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) manages three areas in Howard County:
Elma Wildlife Area
Hayden Prairie
Turkey River Access

Please click the images below for 2004 Aerial Photos and Maps of each area:
**Please note: the red boundaries drawn on these aerial photos are only to be used as guides and are not legally binding. Please use signs at the areas to mark actual boundaries.

DNR - Elma layout Elma Wildlife Area

Acreage/Description:
155 acres
Timber, Floodplain

Location/Directions:
4.3 miles West of Elma on B17

Game:
Pheasant, Deer, Squirrel, and Waterfowl


Hayden Prairie

Acreage/Description:
240 acres
Native Prairie

Location/Directions:
4.9 miles West of Lime Springs on A23

Game:
Pheasant, Rabbit, and Deer
Hayden Prairie layout


Turkey River Access layout Turkey River Access

Acreage/Description:
410 acres
1/2 Timber, 1/2 Upland

Location/Directions:
1 miles South of Cresco on V-58, 0.6 miles East on Kings Road

Game:
Deer, Squirrel, Rabbit and Turkey

For more information about these areas please contact:
Iowa Wildlife Biologist - Upper Iowa Unit
3501 Highlandville Rd.
P.O. Box 122
Highlandville, IA 52149

(563) 546-7960
(563) 380-3422 CELL

EMAIL: Terry.Haindfield@dnr.iowa.gov


The Howard County Conservation Board in the provisions of services and facilities to the public does not discriminate against anyone on the basis of race, color, sex, creed, national origin, age, or handicap. If anyone believes he or she has been subject to such discrimination, he or she may file a complaint alleging discrimination with either the Howard County Conservation Board or the Office of Equal Opportunity, US Dept. of Interior, Washington, D.C. 20240.
 
             

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