Arthur Hilker Wildlife Area

Arthur Hilker Wildlife Area

The Hiker wildlife area is about 150 acres.  This incredible gift came into our possession in 2007 and is still under construction. The area was willed to the Hardin County Conservation Board in 1994 by Arthur Hilker for the creation of wildlife habitat.

In the late fall of 2007, 90 acres of mixed prairie was planted into the corn stubble days before the first snowflakes touched the ground. The seed was from Carl Kurtz with some additional seed added from Swanson seed farm.

In the spring of 2008 the Greenbelt Pheasants Forever chapter donated funds to pay for the planting of two shelterbelts on the farm. Several different species of trees and shrubs were planted to add diversity and extra winter cover for wildlife.


This Farm is located on the Hardin/Story County line. It is 6 miles South of Hubbard on U. S. Hwy 65 and 1 ¼ miles west on 340th St. located on the north side of the toad.


This wildlife area consists of 150 acres of prairie, perfect for public hunting of upland game species.