Pawnee County WMAs

category : Recreation
Pawnee County WMAs Pawnee County has 2238 acres in six Wildlife Management Areas. The county is known for its game bird population. You will find pheasant, quail, doves, wild turkeys and prairie chickens. Deer, rabbits, and squirrels also add to the activity in the county's Wildlife Management Areas.


Pheasant, quail, squirrel, rabbit, deer and dove. (320 acres) Located 2 miles south of Steinauer.


Quail, pheasant, dove, rabbit, and squirrel. Interrupted strip of former railroad right-of-way. Located 1 mile east, 1/4 mile north of DuBois. (210 acres)


Pheasant, quail, dove, deer, squirrel, and rabbit. Located 7 miles south, 1 east of Burchard. (1012 acres)


Pheasant, quail, deer, rabbit, squirrel, and dove. Located 1 1/4 miles north, 1 mile west of Dubois. (120 acres)


Pheasant, quail, dove, rabbit, squirrel, and deer. Located 1 mile east of Table Rock. (400 acres)


Pheasant, quail, dove, rabbit, squirrel, and deer. Located 5 miles north, mile east of Burchard. (176 acres)

Farmers, if contacted first, will consider allowing you to hunt on private property.

Come visit us in Pawnee City, Nebraska

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Iron Horse Trail Recreation Area

Quietly nestled in the southeast corner of Pawnee County, Iron Horse Trail Lake is an 85-acre lake situated within the 360-acre recreation area named for the historic railroad trail which winds through the park's wilderness. The dam was completed in 1983

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Hempstead House

Among the four houses located in the National Historic Register District in Pawnee City, the large frame dwelling is a good example of the Queen Anne style. Known as the "Hempstead Mansion," the house was built in 1887-88 by E. F. Hempstead, who came to Nebraska from Illinois in 1886

Pawnee City, NE National Register

Prairie Hill Sports Complex

Have you seen a glow in southeastern Nebraska? Prairie hill sports Complex in Pawnee City sets of that glow each and every time those ball field lights are turned on for the ball games. The parking lot is generally full, and kids of all ages are seen with balls and bats in their hands.

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Walking Tour

The National Register Historic District in Pawnee City is the economic and geographic center of the community. Fifty-two properties are included in the district and consist of forty- seven commercial building, four houses, and the Pawnee City Courthouse.

Pawnee City, NE Tours

Pioneer Panorama

The annual two-day event in June, the Pawnee Pioneer Panorama celebration starts with a "fly-in breakfast" at the municipal airport just west of town. The historical society's buildings are transformed into a "living pioneer village"

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