Hogsback Wildlife Area and Target Shooting Range


Thousands of years ago, the glaciers retreated from North Iowa, leaving bluffs standing over adjacent marshlands. This area contains a mixed oak forest, as well as a nice mixture of woodland wildflowers and native grasses. The timbered areas are especially popular with deer, squirrel, and turkey hunters. Waterfowl hunters also take advantage of the extensive wetlands at the foot of the bluff. Target shooters enjoy the convenience of the target shooting range. There is a handgun shooting station and a longer range shooting station that allows people to shoot out to 200 yards.

Please check out this information on gun safety: 

Gun Safety Basics

NRA Gun Safety Rules


Located 3 miles north of Lake Mills on A16


Handgun shooting station:

There are two targets available to shoot at. This station is for HANDGUNS ONLY.


Long gun shooting station:

There are four targets available to shoot at. They are 50, 100, 150, and 200 yards out. 


The range is free to use! Please use it with respect. There is a donation box onsite- all donations go to the shooting range for maintenance and upgrades.

Operating Hours & Seasons

Hours of operation:  Daily: 9:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. or sunset, whichever is sooner.


May be closed for maintenance as needed.  Call: 641-565-3390 for more information.