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Otter Creek Marsh a valuable asset

July 26, 2014 OTTER CREEK MARSH is a state wildlife management area located adjacent to the Iowa River east of the Tama/Toledo area of Tama County. more »»

Money for Conservation

July 19, 2014 MONEY for CONSERVATION, as one can imagine, is a cost that is not chea. more »»

Izaak Walton League heritage continues locally

July 12, 2014 IZAAK WALTON lived a long time ago. However, his writings and his vision for assemblies of like-minded people to care for the land carry on today just as strong as ever. more »»

Adapt to Mother Nature at her pace

July 5, 2014 There was no mistaking the effects of too much rain last week. The IOWA RIVER is high, fast and dangerous. The crest happened at 3 a.m. on Wednesday at 22. more »»

Wetlands recharged good for wildlife

June 28, 2014 The IOWA RIVER WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA contains 485 acres in a combination of upland with grass cover, upland oak hickory forests and bottomland cottonwood, maple stands. more »»

Little fish bring big smiles

June 21, 2014 KIDS FISHING with almost total predictability of success can only happen in ponds where hungry fish are fully cooperative. more »»

Shaping up Shorelines

June 14, 2014 GREEN CASTLE is getting another dose of face lifts and improvements. You can see many of them in today’s photo. You can see more if you check it out in person from ground level. more »»

Rivers course always on the move

June 7, 2014 The IOWA RIVER is a force we humans must adapt to. Its gentle flow most of the time leads us into a lack-luster attitude about its potential strength. more »»

Take aim at Sporting Clays

June 1, 2014 SPORTING CLAY shoots are held all over the nation. In Iowa an almost constant weekend offering of events is available if one is so inclined to travel to them all. more »»

Wait for Green Castle will be worth it

May 24, 2014 GREEN CASTLE has come a long way. And there is still a lot of work to do. But there is light at the end of the tunnel as progress is very apparen. more »»

Finding the easy targets for spring fishing

May 24, 2014 Each spring Mother Nature goes through the annual routines of refreshing nature. more »»

Wolf identification confirmed in Iowa

May 17, 2014 WOLVES do live in Wisconsin’s central forests areas. Minnesota also has wolves primarily in the central to northern areas of that state. more »»

Sensational strutter

May 10, 2014 HUNTING a wild turkey never comes easy. It takes a lot of work and time to try to be in the right place at the right time. And then one must add in copious amounts of patience. more »»

Playing spring water conditions in your favor

May 10, 2014 A heavy downpour, bright blue skies, 40 mph wind, or not a breath of wind — all of these are factors of finding and catching fish in the spring. more »»

Teal time at local wetlands

May 3, 2014 BLUE-WINGED TEAL are just one of more than a dozen species of waterfowl that move through Iowa each spring during migration. They are fun to watch. more »»

Fire rejuvenates prairie land

April 26, 2014 PRAIRIE FIRE did its job of reinvigorating the grasses and forbs at the Grimes Far. more »»

Spring — are you ready to enjoy it?  

April 19, 2014 DAYLENGTH is increasing by about three minutes per day in April. That sure sign of spring is evidence that our winter is over (we hope). Goodbye snow. more »»

April is big fish month

April 19, 2014 Each year as the snow and ice melt away, thousands of anglers across Iowa plan and look forward to that first time out on the wate. more »»

Tangled tines tell the tale

April 12, 2014 TANGLED TINES from battling deer happens. Most shoving matches between male white-tailed deer using their antlers usually ends with the dominant buck proving his superiority. more »»

Sandhill Cranes return to Otter Creek Marsh

April 5, 2014 SANDHILL CRANES are big, tall and slender. But their eerie call of trebling notes is what usually draws the attention of people. more »»

 
 

 

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