Friday, August 26, 2016

Southwest Iowa promoting dove-hunting opportunities 2016

Nishnabotna Wildlife Unit has planted an additional 92 acres of dove sunflower food plots on 4 wildlife management areas (WMA’s) that are open to public hunting in Mills and Fremont Counties this year. The new plots listed from north to south include: St. Mary’s Island with three plots, total 58 acres and 10 miles from Plattsmouth; Haynie Slough, 1 plot, 10 acres and 10 miles from Plattsmouth; Noddleman Island, 1 plot, 11 acres and 10 miles from Plattsmouth; and Auldon Bar, 1 plot, 13 acres and 17 miles from Plattsmouth.

“All the new plots are looking really good and should provide some excellent dove hunting on the season opener on Sept. 1, except for the Noddleman Island plot,” said Matt Dollison, the Nishnabotna Unit Wildlife Biologist. “It was taken over by annual sunflowers, so that plot probably won’t mature until after the opener. We will mow the Noddleman Island plot a little later than the others, so it will probably be a good spot for folks that can’t get out during the first part of the season.”

Hunters can check the Hunting Atlas on the Iowa DNR’s website to find these WMA’s and all the other public hunting areas in the state. They can access the DNR Hunting Atlas at:

Read the rest of the FremontTribune Article

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