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It’s time to hit the Hickory Grove fish population

May 26, 2012 This week local lake review travels west to Hickory Grove Lake. This lake and large park area is just south of highway 30, and just west of the town of Colo. more »»

Nature ushers in new life

May 19, 2012 WILDLIFE young of the year are becoming an every day happening from now and into the early summer. more »»

Lucky or well prepared?

May 12, 2012 GREAT BLUE HERONS (Ardea herodias) are those long legged, long necked, long billed birds that one may see standing in shallow waters of any stream, river, pond or lake. They are patient. more »»

Crappies top choice for anglers at Rock Creek Lake

May 12, 2012 In the world of fishing, the most popular question is always, “are they biting?” My belief over my countless trips to area lakes are that 95 percent of the time, yes they are biting … if you can fin... more »»

Singing the sounds of spring

May 5, 2012 It is hard to not notice the small critters of our world. I’m talking about birds, that quick splash of color that just darted across the roadway. more »»

How to tip over a turkey

April 28, 2012 TURKEYS can be tough birds to hunt. Excellent eyesight and excellent hearing combine to put this critter on survival mode most of the time. more »»

Tap into fishing opportunities at Pine Lake

April 28, 2012 Last week I discussed some close options for lake fishing, this week takes us north to the town of Eldora. Eldora was blessed with a state park just east of the city limits. more »»

Plant habitat now for next winter’s benefit

April 21, 2012 PHEASANTS will and can come back from the current low population level. more »»

Fishing the lakes of Marshall County

April 21, 2012 Last week’s column touched briefly on the numerous lakes in the Marshalltown area. more »»

Wildlife observation deck to be dedicated

April 14, 2012 SANDHILL CRANES are big, tall, slender birds. They have a distinct raspy type call that one will remember once you associate it with the bird. more »»

Marshalltown area fishing

April 14, 2012 In the next few weeks I am going to dedicate each week to one local area fishing location. I will highlight not only just where to go fishing, but what that park surrounding the lakes are like too. more »»

Youth Turkey season opens today

April 7, 2012 Sportsmen and women who have been hooked by the bug to hunt wild turkey are ready and eager to get another season started. more »»

Prairie and fire go together

March 31, 2012 Conservation land management techniques are many. Just one tool in the tool kit is fire. more »»

Taxidermist Show is next weekend

March 24, 2012 WILD TURKEY season will soon be on the minds of sportsmen/women again now that spring has arrived in full force. April 1 is day one of the first season. more »»

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 »»



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