Jay Carlson Wildlife Area is located between Boone and Ogden off of old Highway 30. This 156 acre wildlife area has been under a management lease from the USACE since 2002. While here you will find a planted sand prairie, 22 acre lake with bluegill, catfish, crappie, bass, and rough fish. This area is also open for public hunting. You may find upland birds, rabbits, deer, and waterfowl. Recently an osprey nest has been constructed to draw the bird to the area. Pelicans can also be seen swimming around the lake at different times of the year.
If you have any questions about the Boone County Conservation Board, feel free to contact us at:
Map to J. Carlson Area
Boone County Conservation Board
610 H Ave
Ogden, IA 50212
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