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Tuesday, July 23rd, 2024

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Tuesday, July 23rd, 2024

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Sportsmen Since 1967

DNR Report

Iowa DNR dispatching wildland firefighters across the western United States

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Fire Program has dispatched wildland firefighters to help with fire management efforts across the Rocky Mountains, the west coast and the Pacific Northwest. 
Iowa DNR staff and other Iowa-based firefighters are members of hand crews in Colorado and South Dakota. Other agency staff are assisting the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service fire engines in Wyoming.

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Wet spring may impact 2024 pheasant hunting season in Iowa

Iowa’s pheasant population typically shows increases following mild winters with springs that are dryer and warmer than normal.
While last winter was average to below average snowfall, spring was wetter than normal, with May coming in as the eighth wettest in 152 years of records. Given the statewide information, the weather model is predicting pheasant populations will likely be lower for the 2024 hunting season.

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Women interested in learning to waterfowl hunt can register for Iowa course

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is offering a program to teach skills needed to hunt, field dress and cook waterfowl to women who have little to no waterfowl hunting experience.
“Waterfowl hunting can be challenging and this course will teach basic strategies, proper equipment, where to hunt, safe shooting practices, and how to field dress, prepare and cook them,” said Jamie Cook, program coordinator with the Iowa DNR.

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Fishing regulations to be relaxed at McKinley Lake in Creston, Iowa

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is relaxing the fishing regulations at McKinley Lake in Creston. The city of Creston will begin to drain the lake in August as part of a lake restoration project. 
McKinley Lake, constructed in the 1870s, has accumulated a lot of sediment and nutrients over time causing poor water quality that impacts outdoor recreation opportunities on the community lake.

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Habitat diversity draws bird watchers, hunters to Iowa’s Copeland Bend Wildlife Area

Forty miles south of Council Bluffs, Iowa, on the Missouri River is the 3,500-plus-acre Copeland Bend Wildlife Area, an expansive mix of grasslands and high-quality wetlands constructed after the extensive flooding in 2011, when the big river was closed to boating, and levees up and down the Big Muddy were breached.
After the waters receded, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began to relocate and rebuild the levy system away from the river, creating a series of shallow wetlands and borrow pits as materials were needed to construct the new levee.

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Registration open for women’s outdoor weekend planned for September in Ohio

The Ohio DNR (ODNR) is opening registration for the 10th annual Ohio Women’s Outdoor Adventure weekend. The three-day event is set to take place at Mohican State Park Lodge and Conference Center from Sept. 20-22.
This weekend is designed to introduce women to an array of outdoor skills, including boating, fishing, shooting sports, and nature programming.

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