This July, 469 volunteers took part in the 15th annual Project AWARE, paddling 55 miles of the Cedar River through Mitchell and Floyd counties from the Iowa-Minnesota state line to Howard’s Woods Rec Area near Nashua. (Iowa DNR)CEDAR RIVER – The upper stretch of the Cedar River in north-central Iowa is now 28 tons of trash lighter, thanks to the…
Lake on Minnesota-Iowa border not only survives but thrives as prairie/wetlands habitat success story
Combining the prairie and healthy wetlands has been a boon for migrating and resident wildlife in and around Eagle Lake.
Notable hunting regulation changes include extending the Missouri River Zone for ducks and geese to include all the land and water west of Interstate 29.The 2017-18 Iowa Hunting, Trapping and Migratory Game Bird Regulations will be arriving at license vendors across the state in the next few weeks. Notable hunting regulation changes include extending the Missouri River Zone for ducks…
POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTY, Iowa – Iowa DNR state park rangers have charged two hunters after a tip was reported by fishermen of shots fired at Lake Manawa on July 22. At approximately 12:52 a.m. on July 22, DNR state park rangers conducted a traffic stop on Gifford Road in Council Bluffs in reference to the gunshots heard. Sein Ram, 37, and…
MUSCATINE COUNTY, Iowa – Iowa DNR law enforcement conservation officers have charged two men after an investigation of illegal netting in an Iowa river. The DNR received a tip in June about a hoop net in the Cedar River in rural Muscatine County believed being used for illegal netting. After DNR law enforcement conservation officers conducted their investigation, on June 2,…
(Photo courtesy of Iowa DNR)Have you ever seen a blue bullfrog in Iowa? The Iowa DNR had reports of sightings from southern Iowa late last month. There are several genes that make a frog green or brown, and these genes result in various structures being created in the frog’s skin layers. The lower skin layer reflects light, and as that light passes…
Iowa fisheries management biologist Mark Flammang was recognized as the Fisheries Biologist of the Year by the Midwest Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (MAFWA) at their annual meeting recently in Ashland, Neb. MAFWA, an organization of 13 state and three provincial Midwest fish and wildlife agencies, exists to share ideas and information, pool resources, and initiate action to benefit the management…
It was the first confirmed female mountain lion in Iowa and the fourth big cat killed in the state.
He shot a 300 at the International Bowhunters Organization Midwest Invitational National Archery in the Schools Program 3D Challenge.
More than 1,000 of the fish dead at Hickory Hills Park fishery – likely due to natural spawning stress, although health of largemouth bass, bluegills and black crappies as a whole is good.
Hunters reported nearly 11,800 turkeys during 2017 spring season.
Iowa Central shooters take individual, squad, team titles at Iowa State Collegiate Trap Championship.
Goal was to collect 1,774 quarts of walleye eggs to produce 158 million walleye fry, and DNR collected 2,030 quarts — 249 million eggs — to eclipse goal by 14 percent, DNR says.
Ten swans to be released at four locations in southern Iowa in May.
Walleye population assessments show very healthy numbers of large walleyes.
Tips on when, where, and how to locate them
Where’s a list of tips for hunting wild morel mushrooms, including the when, where, and how to find them. Plus, 10 different options for preparing them and tips for storing your harvest.
This Saturday, April 15, most state parks will have water on, and shower and restroom buildings open for campers. And on Saturday, May 6, state park campgrounds will celebrate the start of the season with a Camping Kickoff.
The goal is to collect enough fish to hatch 158 million walleye fry that will supply Iowa lakes and fish hatcheries.
The Iowa DNR’s annual spring spotlight survey is underway with Wildlife and Law Enforcement staff conducting nighttime counts of all furbearing animals, and white-tailed deer.
Governor recently proclaimed April as Invasive Species Awareness Month in Iowa. The April proclamation is particularly timely as outdoor enthusiasts head out to boat, fish and camp.
Efforts have resulted in good fishing for largemouth bass and redear sunfish at Nine Eagles, and good crappie and largemouth bass fishing at Slip Bluff.
Hundreds of thousands of catchable-sized rainbow and brook trout and fingerling brown trout will be stocked in hundreds of miles of northeast Iowa streams between April 3 and October 2017.
In 1980, only six streams in Iowa sustained a trout population without stocking. In 2007, it grew to 32 streams and today, trout reproduce naturally on 45 Iowa streams, thanks to improvements.
Peregrine falcons, prairie chickens, osprey headline upcoming Iowa gatherings.
Poacher chased the deer about 9 miles. The deer antlers green score exceeded 200 inches.
Many boater education courses are offering discounts or other incentives, during the week of March 19-25, to students who enroll or complete a boating safety education course.