Iowa DNR

No-limit fishing on Iowa lake

Anglers with a valid sport fishing license may harvest all sizes and unlimited quantities of any species of fish from Pickeral Lake by any means except by use of dynamite, poison, electroshocking devices, or any stupefying substances.

Iowa deer kill numbers take a tumble

Hunters take about 14,000 less whitetails in 2019 than the previous year. Wildlife experts say that while there are a number of factors that likely contributed to the decline, the most prominent is the outbreak of hemorrhagic disease that killed thousands of deer across the state.

Study aims to shed light on reclusive mudpuppy

(Iowa DNR)Guttenberg, Iowa — Kevin Hanson had to throttle back his heavy flat-bottomed aluminum boat as he began to break up a thin layer of ice that had formed overnight on the slack water in Pool 11 of the Upper Mississippi River. Hanson, fisheries technician with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Guttenberg station, was on his last run…

Kayla Lyon named first female director of Iowa DNR

DES MOINES, Iowa – On June 26, Gov. Kim Reynolds appointed Kayla Lyon as the first female director of the Iowa DNR. Lyon will take over as the eighth director of the agency on July 8 and replace Bruce Trautman, who has served as acting director since May 2018. “As my legislative liaison and lead policy advisor on agriculture and natural…