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Outdoors: Round Lake Wildlife Area is a gem hidden in plain sight

Round Lake has to be the easiest wildlife area to get to in the state. Sitting a mile east off of I-29 at the Highway 127 Mondamin exit, is the 430-acre mix of wetlands, timber and prairie in western Harrison County.

Primarily used by hunters, Round Lake can be especially good for duck hunting when the wetland has water, said Doug Chafa, wildlife biologist for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources Missouri River Wildlife Unit.

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