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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 »»

Wet your line at an area lake this spring

April 5, 2014 Sadly, ice fishing is gone for the year, and now the focus of area anglers should be aimed at the rivers and lakes throughout Iowa. more »»

Spring turkey hunting season approaches

March 29, 2014 TOM TURKEYS are on the menu for a lot of hunters. Getting the turkey to cooperate is another matter. It is a problem that lots of hunters are willing to face. more »»

Spring migrations shifting to high gear

March 22, 2014 MIGRATION is well underway. One doesn’t have to even look to the sky. Just listen to the voices of birds. more »»

Local Ducks Unlimited marks 40 years

March 15, 2014 FORTY YEARS of active participation in DUCKS UNLIMITED is a great milestone. A big thank you is in order to the folks who helped organize the Iowa River Chapter of DU a long time ag. more »»

Trophy deer pull in the public

March 8, 2014 The recent DEER CLASSIC is now in the history books. more »»

It’s not too late for ice fishing

March 8, 2014 Spring has sprung, as we finally saw some melting snow and ice this week, but that doesn’t mean the ice fishing season is over. more »»

Thaw still distant for Iowa River

March 1, 2014 RIVER WATCHING is a spring time event across the Midwest at this time of year. more »»

Deer Classic a tradition for sportsmen

February 22, 2014 The IOWA DEER CLASSIC is a tradition on the top of the must do list for many Iowa sportsmen. This year’s show is shaping up to be as good as ever. more »»

Color to brighten your winter day

February 15, 2014 This scribe needed a winter break. Traveling to meet friends and relatives in Arizona and Nevada last week was just the right excuse to drive all the way to Arizona and a few places beyond. more »»

Fish hatchery work at top speed

February 8, 2014 TROUT are primarily a hatchery raised critter in Iowa. more »»

February slow down?

February 8, 2014 The month of February is always good for at least one thing, a slow down in the ice fishing action. It also appears this year that February may be just as cold as January. more »»

‘Icing on the cake’ provided by nature

February 1, 2014 WINTER is packing punch after punch on us human beings this winter. While we do not have much snow, wind and cold air temps are helping define this winter in pretty harsh terms. So it goes in Iowa. more »»

Digging in the dirt is a good thing

January 25, 2014 GREEN CASTLE lake bed reshaping is pretty well wrapped up. Heavy equipment use during the past month has moved lots of cubic yards of silt and other soils out of the impoundment. more »»

Deer harvest confirms reduced herd

January 18, 2014 ANTLER SCORING for Iowa buck whitetail is coming up in one month. From 7 to 9 p.m. on Feb. 18, antlered deer will be officially measured by a team of certified persons. more »»

Ice fishing at Rock Creek Lake

January 18, 2014 As most of you know the ice fishing season is in full swing right now. The ice is in great condition and hundreds of anglers are enjoying the winter days sitting on the ice catching fis. more »»

Fur trapping is part of wildlife management

January 11, 2014 TRAPPING is an outdoor activity that involves many skills. Close observation of the details of how wild fur bearer animals live day-to-day is one important aspect. more »»

Ice fishing at Hickory Grove Lake

January 11, 2014 Hickory Grove Lake is one of the area’s top ice fishing locations. The lake is located in a county park just south of Colo. more »»

Iowa weather promises the unexpected

January 4, 2014 Happy New Year! As a new year begins we look back over the past and into the new. As I reflect on 2013 the first thoughts that come to mind are the extremes in weather patterns. more »»



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