Moorehead Pioneer Park

Hunting at Moorehead Pioneer Park

Only bow and arrow hunting for deer during the regular season set by the Iowa DNR is allowed in Moorehead Park. 

All tree stands and blinds used for hunting, photographing and viewing wildlife shall be temporary.

All blinds and stands shall include the owner's name and address on the bottom of the stand in such a manner so that it can be read from the ground.

No person shall drive or otherwise place any nail, spike, pin or any other object into any tree on county property for the purpose of constructing a blind or stand.

Stands and blinds may be up not more than two weeks before deer hunting season (bow and arrow) and must be removed within two weeks after the close of season.  All stands and blinds not meeting these qualifications will be removed by the county conservation board staff and become the property of the conservation board. Confiscated stands may be returned to the owner for a fee of twenty-five dollars each. 

The definition of hunting in the state of Iowa states: “Hunting” means any pursuing, hunting, killing, trapping, snaring, netting, searching for or shooting at, stalking or lying in wait for any game, animal, bird or fish protected by the state laws or rules adopted by the commission whether or not such animal is captured, killed or injured. Bragg explained that “driving” or “pushing” deer out of the park onto private property, even without a weapon, with the intent to kill is considered shotgun hunting. Therefore, this practice is not allowed in Moorehead Park.