The Bowbells area
has some of the best and most varied hunting in the
country. If you are into birds, we have all species of
geese, ducks are plentiful, and the partridge will sharpen
your skills for upland game.
Grouse can always be found and
the pheasant is making a comeback in the area. To the north
and east of Bowbells are some great hunting areas for
waterfowl. Hunters from
across the country visit our area to hunt the snow geese,
giant Canada geese and blue geese. The Des Lacs lake and
are perfect habitat for the geese.
Not far from here is the 19,544 acre Des Lacs National Wildlife
Refuge, a 28 mile long corridor of river valleys and bordering
uplands with three natural lakes. The primary objectives of
the refuge are waterfowl production and protection, and
enhancement of migratory bird habitat. Outdoor enthusiasts
will find unique opportunities to observe and photograph
native birds and mammals in natural surroundings. It has
been called a "birders paradise"! The Scenic Lake Road runs
11 miles along the refuge, with trails that provide an
excellent opportunity to observe wildlife.
game hunters will find large numbers of whitetail deer and
if you watch closely you might see a mule deer, a pronghorn
antelope, or maybe even a moose.
Lost Birding Festival in Lostwood National Wildlife
a day of birding activities. People with a variety of birding experience attend the festival. There is no charge
for this even however, we'd like to be sure to provide
enough guides as well as food that pre-registration is
suggested. Tour groups sizes are limited so register early
buy clicking on our link below.