Anders Wildlife Area

Anders Wildlife Area

Nestled five miles southeast of Iowa Falls is the 229 acre Anders Wildlife area, the largest conservation area in Hardin County. The property was purchased on December 30, 1997, from the trustees of the Earnest E. Anders Residuary Trust. The area originally consisted of 37 acres reconstructed prairie, 20 acres of brome/alfalfa, and 64 acres of timber along the Iowa River and 105 acres of crop ground. It includes a few acres of  native prairie located on the north side of 150th St on the edge of the timer. This is one of the few areas in Hardin County where one of the earliest spring wildflowers, the Pasque flower can be found. We work closely with  Greenbelt Pheasants Forever  Chapter on  this area.



Location

Follow Hwy 65 South - one mile, east one mile on 140th St., south on N Ave 1.5 miles, east on150th St. 2 miles.

Features

A primary function of this area is designated for public hunting. Fishing is seasonal and currently sparse due to recent dry spells.  It includes a few acres of native prairie located on the north side of 150th Street on the edge of the timber. This is one of the few areas in Hardin County where one of the earliest spring wildflowers, the Pasque flower can be found. We work closely with Greenbelt pheasants Forever Chapter on this area. In 2004, 20 acres was planted into prairie. Nine acres has gone into food plots, 16 acres were put into trees and shrubs and 4 acres were put into wetlands.


Operating Hours & Seasons

Open 6:00 A.M. and closes at 10:30 P.M.