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Voas Nature Area

Hunting Hunting at Voas Nature Area
Voas Nature Area west of Minburn has two public hunting areas.

100 acres is set aside as a Youth Only Hunting area - with a special permit required. In this area, hunters ages 15 and under are the only ones allowed to carry or be in possession of a firearm. The youth MUST be accompanied by an licensed adult 21 or older. 

There is an additional 333 acres of public hunting area that through wetland restoration is shaping up to be a high quality habitat area.

Both areas require the use of non-toxic ammunition.

In all Dallas County Conservation Board managed hunting areas, green signs mark the boundary of the public hunting.  Yellow signs mark any boundaries of adjacent wildlife refuges.  Hunting and trapping of any kind is not allowed in a wildlife refuge. All park users need to be aware of park boundaries and respect private property.

All Iowa Department of Natural Resources laws and regulations apply on Dallas County Conservation Board areas.
Trails & Hiking Trails & Hiking at Voas Nature Area
The Voas Nature Area is a 705 acre park located approximately 1 1/2 miles west of Minburn. Much of it is farmland that is being restored to its earlier state as wetlands and prairies. It includes around 110-acres of oak/hickory forest, and nearly 600 acres of restored prairie and wetland complex. It's gently rolling hills lead hikers and cross-country skiers through prairie, woodland, and wetland 

From May 1 - October 31, restrooms and drinking water are available at the geology museum located near the west parking area.

Trail map