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The fish are calling

March 17, 2012 FISHING activities seem to predominate comments from many outdoor enthusiasts at this time of year. more »»

Goodbye ice, hello soft water

March 10, 2012 Our mild winter of 2011-12 has shown itself in less snowfall, warmer temperatures, and ice free rivers, streams and lakes by early March. Not so every year, since every year is different of course. more »»

Interest in wildlife has huge economic impact

March 3, 2012 DEER are big business in Iowa. Just ask the vendors at the recent Deer Classic. Just ask the hunters trying to be in the right place at the right time. more »»

Wildlife winter banquet season has full slate

February 25, 2012 DUCKS UNLIMITED (DU) will hold their general membership banquet in two weeks. The committee has been meeting regularly to go over planning details. more »»

Deer hunts = dear memories

February 18, 2012 SCORING ANTLERS will be topic of discussion and education next Tuesday night. It is always interesting to see what the local area hunters were able to take during the past season. more »»

Nature is OKAY

February 11, 2012 LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION are what a film maker may call for when the conditions are right to proceed. Well for everyone that is a nature enthusiast, that is virtually anytime. more »»

Groundhog prediction: Six more weeks of winter

February 4, 2012 WOODCHUCKS hibernate throughout the winter in a burrow deep enough to be below frost line. There the soil temperature is cold, not freezing, and constant. more »»

Predators and prey play an ancient game of survival

January 28, 2012 WINTER seems to be much more enjoyable because of the wildlife we se. more »»

Indoor events highlight outdoor adventures

January 21, 2012 Our mild winter weather up to now has been replaced by the reality of bitter winds, severe cold and snow, lots of it. more »»

Monarchs winter in Mexico

January 14, 2012 MONARCH BUTTERFLIES may be the last thing on our minds as we experience more ‘normal’ January weather outside this weekend. more »»

Unique white Red-Tailed Hawk in area

January 7, 2012 LEUCISM is the name biologists have given to the unusual condition for bird’s plumage being white or mostly white. more »»

Outdoor memories last a lifetime

December 31, 2011 MEMORIES of a lifetime will be the focus for many future stories to family and friends for eleven year old Ashlen Young. Her first deer was a nice buck, a worthy trophy indeed. more »»

Iowa River Valley sleeps tonight

December 24, 2011 The VALLEY OF THE IOWA sleeps tonight, resting after another year of the normal ups and downs of lots of water from too much rain and then low flows from too little rain. more »»

Statewide deer take passes 90,000

December 17, 2011 URBAN DEER HUNTS are quite common in many cities in Iowa. In fact, quite a few other Midwestern and eastern states also employ this process to take overpopulations of deer out of urban “refuge” areas. more »»

Hunting safer than many other sports

December 10, 2011 WARM CLOTHES is exactly what humans needed this week during the shotgun hunting season. more »»

Shotgun deer seasons a primary management tool

December 3, 2011 SHOTGUN DEER SEASON number one begins today, Dec 3rd. more »»

Song dog sings in the forest

November 26, 2011 Coyotes are common, just not seen very often. more »»

Beaver dams create habitats

November 19, 2011 BEAVERS (Castor canadensis) are among the largest rodents in the world. more »»

Trail cameras catch the action

November 12, 2011 TRAIL CAMERAS are popular items for hunters. The camera allows for surveillance of an area, trail system or crossing points while the hunter is elsewhere. more »»

Buy two federal duck stamps

November 5, 2011 BIRD BRAINED is an old term formerly used to describe less than dutiful actions of people. If you were comparing such actions to Chickadees, bird brained should be a great complement. more »»

 
 
 

 

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