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May 14, 2024

Iowa turkey hunters shoot record number of birds during 2024 spring season

The final segment of Iowa’s spring turkey hunting season closed Sunday, ending the spring season with a record harvest of 16,059 birds reported, surpassing the 2023 record harvest of 14,843.
Turkeys were reported from all 99 counties, from a high of 649 birds bagged in Clayton County to a low of three in Osceola.
“We have turkeys in all 99 counties, but not all counties are equal. Most of the turkey habitat is in the eastern third of the state,” said Jim Coffey, forest wildlife biologist with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

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Mike Raykovicz: A lesson in wildflowers this spring

I love being in the woods at any time of year, but spring and fall are my top picks. Who isn’t awed by the impressive display of color painted from nature’s palate in October? In my mind, the call of southbound wild geese only adds the audio that completes the picture. 
Spring offers its own beauty, but in a different way.

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Survey gives a small peek at Wolf Lake’s pike in Cook County, Ill.

DNR points out in its most recent report on Wolf Lake that “electrofishing is not a standard method to evaluate northern pike populations.”
But from an angler’s perspective, that line of the report should be followed by a quick “that being said . . . “ As in: “That being said, the Spring 2023 electrofishing survey resulted in the collection of a northern pike measuring 27.4 inches.”

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