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wildlife

Public land owned and acres
U . S . Army Corps of Engineers - 25,537 acres Appanoose County Conservation - 597 acres Iowa DNR - 7,924 acres

Appanoose County has lots to offer to outdoor enthusiasts with a wide variety of wildlife and outdoor activities . The Army Corps of Engineers and Appanoose County state parks will keep you active from hiking and biking trails , to kayaking , fishing and hunting .

The Department of Natural Resources at Honey Creek State Park Resort offers a wide variety of nature classes for people to discover the great outdoors of southern Iowa . Whether you ’ re a spectator or a participant , Rathbun Lake has something for you . To experience nature at its finest , venture through the Rathbun Lake area , one of Iowa ’ s largest lakes .
With great sports facilities and events , four seasons of recreational activities and beautiful parks ,
Appanoose County is your place for adventure . Enjoy everything from boating to hunting , to hiking to snowmobiling . Make Rathbun Lake your recreational getaway .
Appanoose County is rich in wildlife and was voted the fifth Best Hunting and Fishing County in the U . S . by Outdoor Life Magazine . It is also known to have the most public land areas in the state . The public land can be used for a variety of outdoor activities .
Milo food plots planted around the lake provide a great source of food for all types of wildlife . The smaller grain is utilized by many upland bird species like quail , pheasants and turkeys . Along with providing a food source , Milo also provides excellent habitat cover during the winter months .
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