Thursday, June 1st, 2023
Thursday, June 1st, 2023

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May 23, 2023

Is it time for a longer tournament bass season in Michigan?

The Department of Natural Resources has long said that one of its goals is to provide recreational opportunities. Probably the best thing it has done for fishermen – and I really don’t know whether to credit the DNR or the Natural Resources Commission for this one – is to allow year-around bass angling.
It cost nothing, and I can’t even begin to guess how many hours of quality recreational opportunity it provides annually. It took a long time to get here.

21-year-old man drowned Saturday on Iowa’s West Okoboji Lake

The Iowa Department to Natural Resources announced in a release on May 23 that it is investigating a drowning Saturday afternoon on West Okoboji Lake, after Alexander Glover, 21, of Cedar Rapids, jumped off a pontoon and into the water in Miller’s Bay.
According to reports, the pontoon began to drift away and while attempting to swim to the boat, Glover became fatigued and slipped under the surface. His fellow passengers tried to throw him a rope but he was unable to get to it.

Fawning season is here, and deer are on the move

The calls have been coming in to field offices and conservation officers for the past few weeks and will only increase as the first few weeks of June marks the peak of the deer fawning season in many Midwestern states like Iowa.

Callers report finding an “abandoned” fawn in an unusual place, like a flowerbed or small patch of cover. Rest assured this is normal deer behavior.

Iowa residents can try fishing for free June 2-4 this year

Iowa residents can try fishing without buying a license on June 2, 3 and 4, as part of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) free fishing weekend. All other regulations remain in place.
Free fishing weekend is a great time to share the fun of fishing with a kid, your family or a friend. Outdoor fun awaits at hundreds of Iowa lakes, thousands of miles of rivers or a neighborhood pond.

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