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The flood of 2013

June 8, 2013 Central Iowa has been blasted with rain for the past two weeks. This caused every stream, creek and river in the area to overflow and caused mass chaos. more »»

Flood is Mother Nature trump card

June 1, 2013 The IOWA RIVER rose up to demand our full attention this past week.  It would have been hard for anybody to not feel the influence of too much rain falling in very short periods of time. more »»

Sporting Clays

May 25, 2013 In the REAL WORLD of wing shooting for quail, pheasant, grouse or waterfowl, the birds never flush from cover exactly where one might expect and fly a course that offers an “easy” shoot opportunity. more »»

Spring is alive with color

May 18, 2013 SPRING is alive with color. And lately this scribe has been seeing lots of color. more »»

Louisiana men found guilty of poaching Iowa deer

May 18, 2013 RED OAK — Four Louisiana men were found guilty of poaching Iowa deer from a case that started when someone made a call to the Turn in Poachers hotline. more »»

River a magnet for migrating birds

May 11, 2013 CORMORANTS are not that common locally except when they migrate and have stopovers at local watering holes. Today’s photo was one of several images captured recently. more »»

Take a kid fishing

May 11, 2013 I have always said, the next best thing to catching a fish is watching a kid catch a fish. If you have ventured out with a child in recent years for a fishing adventure, you know exactly what I mea. more »»

Turkey hunts slowed by snow

May 4, 2013 Hunting WILD TURKEY is hardly easy. Many times all the factors do not fall into place no matter what the hunter does to put him or herself in the right place at the right time. more »»

Wood carved wildlife hobby a big deal

April 27, 2013 WOODCARVING is an art form. One takes a block of wood, cuts it and sands it into contours to make a desired shape, adds a desired finish and admires what they have created. more »»

Spring fishing is all about timing

April 27, 2013 Like many things in life, timing can be everything. Fishing is no different, and most certainly very important in the spring season. Let’s face it, so far the month of April has been down right mea. more »»

Gar fishes are living fossils

April 20, 2013 ALLIGATOR GAR, Atractosteus spatula, is a big fish when adult. It can grow to lengths of over nine feet and weigh up to 350 pounds. All that on diet of other fishes. more »»

Turkey time returns

April 13, 2013 The outdoors is calling each spring as wild turkey hunters hold out their best expectations to be in the right place at the right time to call in a tom turke. more »»

Spring fishing has arrived

April 13, 2013 As we all know, March 21 marked the first day of spring, and if you can remember that day, it didn’t feel like it or look like it here in Marshalltown. more »»

Smiling at spring weather

April 6, 2013 EAGLE EYES are terrific at finding food sources for this majestic bird of prey. Its eyesight is four to eight times sharper than a human’s. more »»

Mallards make marshland splash dance

March 30, 2013 MALLARDS are this week’s featured critter. more »»

Anglers take season’s last adventure on the ice

March 30, 2013 I think everyone in Central Iowa would agree that this winter has been a very unusual one. Back in December I was just hoping to go ice fishing, which happened for the first time on Dec. 24. more »»

Just add water — birds will come

March 23, 2013 MIGRATION is an unstoppable happening. Waterfowl have been flying south in the fall for eons of time. more »»

Birds know spring will arrive soon

March 16, 2013 PHEASANTS are far from going away. These hardy birds can take a lot of abuse from man or adverse weather. more »»

Changing lives one arrow at a time

March 9, 2013 NATIONAL ARCHERY IN THE SCHOOLS PROGRAMS are a big hit with the kids. And a big hit with teachers. And a big hit with parents for a host of reasons. more »»

Predator-prey: Standard procedure in nature

March 2, 2013 COOPER’s Hawk (Accipiter cooperii) are fast fliers. When flying through thick stands of timber in pursuit of prey, it has the ability to dodge tree branches skillfully. Medium sized birds, look out. more »»



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