Crooked Bend

Hunting at Crooked Bend

Crooked Bend is part of the Skunk River Greenbelt.  The Skunk River Greenbelt features 620 acres with deer, furbearers, and small game.  Some greenbelt properties are posted "No Hunting."  Other areas are easements and not available for public hunting.  Observe boundary signs.  Trapping is allowed in the public hunting areas.  No target shooting is allowed. Only non-toxic ammunition is allowed.

All state hunting laws apply.  Hunters must possess the proper license(s).  Please remember to get permission when hunting within 200 yards of any occupied building, even when hunting on public land.  For a complete listing of all state hunting regulations, visit www. or contact the IDNR in Des Moines at 515-281-5918.  

Pets must be on leashes at all times.  Pets shall be deemed as running at large unless the owner carries such animal or leads it by a leash or chain not exceeding six feet in length, or keeps it confined in or attached to a vehicle. Hunting dogs are permitted in designated hunting areas for training, exercise, or hunting, but must be kept on leashes from March 15 to July 15t o protect nesting birds  and must be kept under control at all times.