Other Resources

Sick or Injured Wildlife

Disclaimer: Hardin County Conservation does not offer professional or legal wildlife rehabilitation services. 

“Leave wildlife babies where they belong -- in the wild.” -  IA DNR News Release

If you have found a sick or injured wildlife, contact one of the providers below:

 Black Hawk Wildlife Rehab

This professional rehab organization is equipped to handle mammals, fowl, reptiles and amphibians.

Phone: 319-277-6511


SOAR: Saving our Avian Resources

Raptor Rehabilitation

Phone: 712-830-6116


Brad Mohr Wildlife Control

Nuisance Wildlife Removal 

1104 Siloam Ave., Iowa Falls, IA, 50126

Phone: 319-270-6225

Email: mohrb17@hotmail.com


Iowa Wildlife Center

Iowa DNR - Iowa Wildlife Rehab


Iowa DNR - Nuisance Wildlife Control Operators


Report a Hunting Violation

If you would like to report a Wildlife Crime or Hunting Violation, please contact the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. 

The DNR Conservation Officer assigned to Hardin County is:

Nate Carr, Conservation Officer

Hardin & Hamilton County

Cell: 515-238-2047

Email: nate.carr@dnr.iowa.gov

Submit a Turn in Poachers (TIP)Call 1-800-532-2020 or submit your TIP online.

More information about the Law Enforcement Bureau under the Iowa DNR can be found on the Iowa DNR Law Enforcement website.

Truax Drill Rental 

Hardin County Conservation does have a truax drill that is available for rent by the public. Its purpose is to promote the restoration of native prairie wildlife habitat in Iowa.

Hardin County Residents: $30/acre ($100 minimum)

Outside of Hardin County: $30/acre ($100 minimum) + $100 out of county fee

Security Deposit: $200 (returned to renter if the drill is not damaged upon return)

*No contractor use is permitted.

Please see the Truax Drill Rental Agreement for more details on rental conditions. A completed rental agreement and payment is required at time of pick up.

For more information on the Truax Flex II Drill follow the link provided:  https://www.truaxcomp.com/flexii-series-grass-drill/

Call Hardin County Conservation at 

641-648-4361 for availability.

truax drill

Iowa Ornithologists' Union

"Bringing together birders of all skill levels". The Iowa Ornithologists Union is an organization and resource for both beginner and experienced birders. Providing resources like where to bird, how to bird, and how to link with professionals in ornithology are some of the key attributes here. With a slogan like "WHO is an ornithologist?, YOU are an ornithologist!", they promote a rare developmental experience for all visitors and residents in our state to become involved in an enjoyable citizen science program.


Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation

"Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation (INHF) is a statewide 501 (c)(3) nonprofit conservation organization that works with private landowners and public agencies to protect and restore Iowa’s land, water and wildlife. Since our founding in 1979, our supporters and staff have protected more than 185,000 acres of Iowa’s natural resources."