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Summer outdoor activities are in session

June 23, 2012 ROBINS like to take baths. So do many other bird species, even resorting to shallow mud puddles or the edges of ponds, lakes or streams. more »»

Nature thrives in summer to survive winter

June 16, 2012 CEDAR WAXWINGS are cool birds. They usually are found in flocks of six to 12 as they dart into berry laden bushe. more »»

Fishing for fun a great summer task

June 9, 2012 Last weekend was FREE FISHING in Iowa for residents. I hope you took the opportunity to go fishing somewhere, anywhere for a few hours. It can be some of the best relaxation time ever invente. more »»

Moths work the night shift

June 2, 2012 SPINX MOTHS are big, almost as big as a hummingbird. They are pretty to watch. They also sound, at close range, like a hummingbird due to the fast action of its wing. more »»

Knowing the laws of fishing

June 2, 2012 I have had the chance to fish on 12 public bodies of water this year. more »»

High school shooting sports thriving

May 26, 2012 When these teenage boys and girls take aim at a flying target, a compacted disc of clay painted bright orange, you can rest assured that many of those targets will turn to dust in midair. more »»

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 »»



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