Public Programs

Sioux County Conservation Board offers several public programs throughout the year, many times partnering with other local organizations. Most public programs are free of charge though some do require a small fee. Our public programs are designed to encourage people to get outside and provide opportunities to try new skills. Pre-registration is sometimes required so please pay close attention to the event you wish to attend. Pre-registration for events is found on

Interested in helping out with a public program? Please see our Volunteer page for information on how you can get involved.

2018-2019 Event List (Scroll below for details)

Ice Fishing Clinic January 19-2019
Owl Prowl February 8-2019
Hunter Education Field Day- Sandy Hollow TBD-2019
Outdoor Skills Day June 6-2019
Sandy Hollow Fishing Clinic June 8-2019
Rock Valley Fishing Clinic TBD-2019
Boyden Fishing Clinic TBD-2019
Ringneck Rendezvous August 3-2019
Hunter Education Safety Class- Oak Grove August 13-2019
Women in the Outdoors September 8-2018
Dutch Oven Gathering September 22-2018
Youth Pheasant Hunt October 20-2018


Upcoming Events:

Youth Pheasant Hunt
Saturday, October 20, 2018
7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Rock Valley Gun Club, Rock Valley Iowa

We partner with Sioux Prairie Pheasants Forever and Rock Valley Gun Club on this day to give 12-15 year old Iowa residents, who have passed their hunter education course, a great pheasant hunt experience! The day starts with breakfast and a quick review of hunter safety and trap shooting. We pair youth with a mentor and hunting dog. Youth and mentor travel in groups to local hunting areas, both public and private, for the morning. Following the hunt, youth and mentors return to the Rock Valley Gun Club for lunch. Only a limited number will be taken so you must pre-register, registration will open approximately two months prior to event.

Click here to register.

Ice Fishing Clinic
Saturday, January 19, 2019
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Big Sioux Recreation Area, Hawarden IA

Whether you love ice fishing or just want to try it, come over to SCCB Big Sioux Recreation Area just West of Hawarden off 10th Street. This event starts at 10 am and goes until noon. Bring your own lunch and bucket to sit on and we will provide the rest! We will pre drill the holes, provide bait, poles, discuss the types of fish you may catch and equipment used. No cost for the program as the park entry fee is waived for the program. Snowshoes are also available depending on snow depth. Participants that are ages 16 and over wishing to fish must have a valid Iowa fishing license.  Registration is required and will open approximately two months prior to event.

Click here to register.