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Hunting & Fishing

Sutherland is a sportsman's paradise - literally.  With outstanding rough ground and forested habitat, the area abounds with quality game including wild turkey, deer, fox, pheasant, partridge and quail.

Deer and Fall Turkey Hunting Regs

Purchasing an Iowa License:

Licenses can be purchased at retail license vendors or Cargo Express throughout Iowa and in some neighboring states, over the telephone (1-800-367-1188), and online; a convenience fees is applied to all telephone and internet transactions; please allow 10 days for delivery of licenses ordered by telephone.

                                 

License Types: :
Cost
Residents*:
 
General Hunting
19.00
Habitat Fee
13.00
Migratory Bird Fee
10.00
Furharvester License (16 and older)
22.50
Furharvester License (<16)
7.50
Hunting Preserve
7.00
Lifetime General Hunting (65 and older)
52.50
Lifetime Combination Hunting and Fishing (Disabled Military Vet or POW)
31.00
Turkey (+ General Hunting license and Habitat fee)
24.50
Deer (+ General Hunting license and Habitat fee)
27.00
* Exemptions may apply for landowners and youth. Check regulations booklet.
Non-Residents*:
General Hunting (18 and older)
112.00
General Hunting (<18)
32.00
Habitat Fee
13.00
Migratory Bird Fee
10.00
Furharvester License
202.00
Hunting Preserve
7.00
Turkey (+ General Hunting license and Habitat fee)
102.00
226.00
220.50
Antlerless-only Deer (+ General Hunting license and Habitat fee)
150.50
Falconry (Special Regulations Apply: contact Des Moines office for information)
28.00
* Exemptions may apply for landowners and youth. Check regulations booklet.

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www.iowadnr.gov/license/options.html

Prairie Heritage Center

The Prairie Heritage Center provides classrooms, exhibit areas, demonstration plots and interpretive trails to aid in increasing the public's understanding of the prairie ecosystem and history of the area.  Regular, year-round environmental education programs for school groups, 4-H groups, scout groups and the general public are presented at the center by staff naturalists and guest speakers.  Rooms for public meetings are available at the center.  The center will serve to collect and disseminate information relating the environmental issues in the region.

The site for the Prairie Heritage Center is located in Northwest Quarter of Section 26 in Waterman Township, within two miles of the junction of Buena Vista, Cherokee, Clay and O'Brien counties . The building site itself contains approximately 38 acres, which would be utilized for the building, displays and activities, plus 235 acres of adjacent prairie and preserved public lands. It would also serve as a staging point for various excursions in the surrounding public areas.

Old O'Brien Glacial Trail

See our ByWays.org Listing

This 36-mile loop in northwest Iowa starts and ends at the intersection of IA 10 and Clay County Road M36 north of Linn Grove. It follows M36 southward to Buena Vista County Road C16, and C16 westward to Cherokee County Road M12 before joining IA 10 again southeast of Sutherland; it runs eastward along IA 10 to the M36 intersection.

Little Sioux River as viewed by taking Hwy.10 to Yellow Avenue. North to dead end and a few paces to the river

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Camping

There are two camping areas near Sutherland, the Dog Creek Park and Mill Creek State Park and Recreation Area. Water and electricity is turned off from Septemeber 30 until May 1st. The parks are open for hiking and fishing but camping grounds and cabins are not open during the winter. For more information please visit O'Brien County Parks and City Parks website.

 

Dog Creek

Cost of camping - $12.00 - no reservations taken,
first come, first served.

Cabin rental: $40/night Fri & Sat
$35/night Sun - Thurs.  2 night minimum

Cabins sleep six and include electricity, heat/air conditioning, refrigerator, and microwave.  Showers located nearby.  Call 712-295-7200 to reserve. 

Park amenities: swimming, fishing( largemouth bass, channel catfish, bluegill/sunfish, perch, crappie, bullhead), hiking, playground, boating (electric only), picnicking, toilets, picnic shelters, boat ramp.

Location - 3 miles southeast of Sutherland

Dog Creek

 

Mill Creek Lake - State Park and Recreation Area

Cost of camping - $18.00 - no reservations, first come first served.

Cabin rental: $40/night Fri & Sat
$35/night Sun - Thurs.  2 night minimum

Cabins sleep six and include electricity, heat/air conditioning, refrigerator, and microwave.  Showers located nearby.  Call 712-295-7200 to reserve.

Mill Creek Lake
Park amenities: swimming, fishing ( largemouth bass, bluegill/sunfish, channel catfish, crappie and yellow perch), hiking, playground, boating (electric only), picnicking, toilets, lodge building picnic shelters, boat ramp.

12 Person Cabin: Full kitchen and bathroom, sleeps 12 ; open year round for rental. $85/night Sun - Thur; $100/night Fri, Sat. Call 712-295-7200 to reserve.

Location: 1/2 mi east of Paullina on Highway 10, or 3 miles west of Hwy 59 and 10 junction

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Saddle Club

Town & Country Saddle Club - Begun on April Fool's Day of 1948, the club has 60 family members and 31 single members, which translates into 243 individuals.  Our Saddle Club is very active.  We hold nine fun shows and several trail rides each summer. Other activities include winter fun days in neighboring Sioux Center, Iowa, the Northwest Iowa Horse Show Association show, local parade entries and overnight trail rides.  The Club has an annual potluck and general membership meeting every fall. 

Annual Saddle Club schedules are posted in the Sutherland City Hall and the local newspaper. 

For more information please contact Kelly Nagle at 712.295.5023 naghill@iowatelecom.net.

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  Kiana Johnson
O’Brien County Economic Development
P.O. Box 616, Primghar IA. 51245
712-957-1313

ocedc@tcaexpress.net

Betty Hill, City of Sutherland
409 Ash Street, Suite 10
P.O. Box 8 Sutherland, IA. 51058-2243
712-446-2243 
suthcity@midlands.net