Jay Carlson Wildlife Area

This 156 acre wildlife area is open to public hunting and fishing. There is a reconstructed sand prairie, woodlands and 22 acre lake with bluegill, catfish, crappie, bass and rough fish. Other wildlife you can find here are: deer, upland birds, rabbits and waterfowl.


Between Boone and Ogden on Old Highway 30 just west of the Des Moines River.

Operating Hours & Seasons

5:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.


Open year round