The Iowa DNR is watching Carter Lake after juvenile zebra mussels were recently found in a water sample collected by Nebraska Game and Parks Commission (NGPC) staff. Although veligers were detected, intensive sampling the past week did not find any adult zebra mussels. Carter Lake, a border water, is jointly managed by the Iowa DNR and NGPC. The Iowa DNR…
Hunters getting ready to pursue the country’s most popular game bird are encouraged to visit the areas they plan to hunt before opening day.
Iowa’s Rinehart archery shoot: ‘This year we hope to skip the rain and welcome more than 1,000 participants’
Archers from Iowa and across Midwest to converge on Volga River State Recreation Area Aug. 18-20.
The end of summer can be a difficult time for underwater dwellers. When temperatures are high and oxygen levels are low, fish and other water critters are particularly vulnerable. That’s been the case in Iowa this summer, according to a news release from the Iowa DNR. “We have received several reports of small summer fish kills at many lakes, ponds…
Fisheries staff counted approximately 1,260 trout, 673 white suckers and 300 other dead fish.
The North Raccoon Wildlife Area offers noteworthy deer, turkey, dove and rabbit hunting, river access and sandbar camping, bird watching, hiking and more.
Iowa’s annual pheasant population survey begins with wildlife experts cautiously optimistic about what they hope to find.
DNR fisheries staff estimate that about 3,600 fish, mostly minnows, chubs and darters, were killed along 4,200 feet of stream.
Dozens of Iowa athletes from North Scott, Maquoketa, Pleasant Valley, Pella, Pella Christian, Ankeny Centennial, Gilbert, Solon, Oskaloosa and Easton Valley were frequent visitors to the awards podium at the Scholastic Action Sports Program (SASP) and the Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) National Team Championships, July 8-15 at the Cardinal Shooting Center in Marengo, Ohio. Iowa place-winners (complete results can be…
This July, 469 volunteers took part in the 15th annual Project AWARE, paddling 55 miles of the Cedar River through Mitchell and Floyd counties from the Iowa-Minnesota state line to Howard’s Woods Rec Area near Nashua. (Iowa DNR)CEDAR RIVER – The upper stretch of the Cedar River in north-central Iowa is now 28 tons of trash lighter, thanks to the…
Lake on Minnesota-Iowa border not only survives but thrives as prairie/wetlands habitat success story
Combining the prairie and healthy wetlands has been a boon for migrating and resident wildlife in and around Eagle Lake.
Notable hunting regulation changes include extending the Missouri River Zone for ducks and geese to include all the land and water west of Interstate 29.The 2017-18 Iowa Hunting, Trapping and Migratory Game Bird Regulations will be arriving at license vendors across the state in the next few weeks. Notable hunting regulation changes include extending the Missouri River Zone for ducks…
POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTY, Iowa – Iowa DNR state park rangers have charged two hunters after a tip was reported by fishermen of shots fired at Lake Manawa on July 22. At approximately 12:52 a.m. on July 22, DNR state park rangers conducted a traffic stop on Gifford Road in Council Bluffs in reference to the gunshots heard. Sein Ram, 37, and…
MUSCATINE COUNTY, Iowa – Iowa DNR law enforcement conservation officers have charged two men after an investigation of illegal netting in an Iowa river. The DNR received a tip in June about a hoop net in the Cedar River in rural Muscatine County believed being used for illegal netting. After DNR law enforcement conservation officers conducted their investigation, on June 2,…
(Photo courtesy of Iowa DNR)Have you ever seen a blue bullfrog in Iowa? The Iowa DNR had reports of sightings from southern Iowa late last month. There are several genes that make a frog green or brown, and these genes result in various structures being created in the frog’s skin layers. The lower skin layer reflects light, and as that light passes…
Iowa fisheries management biologist Mark Flammang was recognized as the Fisheries Biologist of the Year by the Midwest Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (MAFWA) at their annual meeting recently in Ashland, Neb. MAFWA, an organization of 13 state and three provincial Midwest fish and wildlife agencies, exists to share ideas and information, pool resources, and initiate action to benefit the management…
It was the first confirmed female mountain lion in Iowa and the fourth big cat killed in the state.
He shot a 300 at the International Bowhunters Organization Midwest Invitational National Archery in the Schools Program 3D Challenge.
More than 1,000 of the fish dead at Hickory Hills Park fishery – likely due to natural spawning stress, although health of largemouth bass, bluegills and black crappies as a whole is good.
Hunters reported nearly 11,800 turkeys during 2017 spring season.
Iowa Central shooters take individual, squad, team titles at Iowa State Collegiate Trap Championship.
Goal was to collect 1,774 quarts of walleye eggs to produce 158 million walleye fry, and DNR collected 2,030 quarts — 249 million eggs — to eclipse goal by 14 percent, DNR says.
Ten swans to be released at four locations in southern Iowa in May.
Walleye population assessments show very healthy numbers of large walleyes.
Harvesting Wild Morel Mushrooms
Tips on when, where, and how to locate them
Where’s a list of tips for hunting wild morel mushrooms, including the when, where, and how to find them. Plus, 10 different options for preparing them and tips for storing your harvest.
This Saturday, April 15, most state parks will have water on, and shower and restroom buildings open for campers. And on Saturday, May 6, state park campgrounds will celebrate the start of the season with a Camping Kickoff.