Friday, June 2nd, 2023
Friday, June 2nd, 2023

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March 29, 2023

Continuous Conservation Reserve Program a win-win for Iowans

As an outdoor enthusiast and conservationist, I have always appreciated what the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) has brought to America’s landowners since President Ronald Reagan signed it into law in 1985. In simple terms, this is the idea behind CRP: landowners/farmers who enroll their land in the program agree to remove environmentally sensitive land from

Waiting on walleyes? Targeting rough fish can be a ton of fun this spring

Anglers who don’t have the time or resources to travel to destinations where walleye seasons are open should look at the opportunities right out their back doors.
Many fishermen spend this in-between period chasing panfish such as crappies, bluegills, and perch. They’re among the fan favorites, but they’re not for everyone. If you’re after something that pulls hard, then look no further than your local rough fish population.

Snow goose hunters in Minnesota, Dakotas are awaiting the ‘big push’

Due to significant snowpack in the eastern Dakotas and parts of western Minnesota and well-below-average spring temperatures, the snow goose migration, wildlife officials say, is roughly two to three weeks behind schedule, with daytime high temperatures this week barely reaching into the 40s. But once the spring weather does moderate, the corresponding snow melt could make field and road conditions awfully messy, awfully fast.

Littering in our woods and waters is a problem we need to solve

How many times as kids were we told by our parents to pick up after ourselves, to clean our rooms, to clean up the trash? Yet, as I look along our roadsides and ditches and at our lakes and beaches, I don’t think we really learned to pick up after ourselves.
It seems that here in the Iowa Great Lakes, one of the worst areas for littering is in Millers Bay on West Okoboji Lake during the summer. 

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