The highest deer densities are found in the northeastern and southwestern parts of Iowa. However, deer occur in every county across Iowa. Deer are known to live in timber and areas with large amounts of timber (such as Wishes For Wildlife Foundation's property) have the highest deer density.
Iowa’s native base-jumper, the southern flying squirrel (Glaucomys volans), is easily identifiable because of the wing-like membrane (patagium) that stretches between the wrists of the front legs to the ankles of the back legs. This membrane looks like the wingsuit base-jumpers use when gliding through the air. The southern flying squirrel doesn't actually fly. However, it can glide over 250 feet in one leap!