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.

2019 Event List (Scroll below for details)

Ice Fishing Clinic January 23
Owl Prowl February 8
Hunter Education Field Day- Sandy Hollow March 30
Outdoor Skills Day June 6
Sandy Hollow Fishing Clinic June 8
Do You Want to Be an Insect? June 22
Rock Valley Fishing Clinic July 6
Boyden Fishing Clinic TBD
Ringneck Rendezvous August 3
Hunter Education Safety Class- Oak Grove August 13
Women in the Outdoors September 14
Dutch Oven Gathering September 21
Trick or Treat Hike October 12
Youth Pheasant Hunt October 19


Upcoming Events:

Trick or Treat Hike
Saturday, October 12, 2019 - Monday, October 21, 2019
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Oak Grove Park Campgrounds, Hawarden Iowa

Join us for a fun evening of Trick or Treating. Ages 12 and under are invited to trick or treat in costume. The campgrounds are full of campers with friendly faces at each campsite and of course candy/goodies too. If you would like to be a camper, see below for details. Parking is provided. Trick or treating is from 5:30-8:00 pm. No pre-registration needed.

Campers can register first come first served on Sept 3 starting at 8am by calling 712/552-1047.  Will need to provide candy for 800 kids in exchange for free camping Oct. 11 and 12.

Listen to KSOU 93.9 FM for weather cancellations.

Youth Pheasant Hunt
Saturday, October 19, 2019
7:30 am - 12:30 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.

Register approximately two months prior to event HERE.

Please also print out the following forms:


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