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
Email: [email protected]
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)
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.
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."