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Tuesday, July 16th, 2024

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Iowa DNR

Iowa deer harvest stable; attention set to turn to popular coyote hunt

The 2017 Iowa deer harvest is running less than 1 percent ahead of the 2016 totals, according to a news release by the Iowa DNR. So far this fall, 76,204 deer have been reported, compared to 75,909 for the same period last year. Iowa’s second shotgun season ends Dec. 17. Iowa’s deer seasons conclude with […]

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Lab tests indicate massive Iowa fish kill caused by dairy runoff

DYERSVILLE – The Iowa DNR received laboratory results last week confirming that ammonia toxicity in runoff from a dairy was responsible for an October fish kill in Dubuque County. The DNR fisheries report shows 60,278 fish were killed along nearly seven miles of stream, including an unnamed tributary of Hickory Creek, Hickory Creek and Hewitt

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Iowa DNR: Despite down market, furbearer opportunities looking up

Iowa’s furbearer season opens Nov. 4, and the outlook for 2017 is good as populations are stable to increasing statewide, according to a news release Tuesday, Oct. 31 from the Iowa DNR. Vince Evelsizer, furbearer biologist for the DNR, said that while prospects for a good season are there, the number of participants usually follows

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Hunters, wildlife share Iowa’s Lake Odessa lifestyle

Sitting along the west bank of the Mississippi River in Louisa County, Lake Odessa, with its network of islands, waterways and hidden sloughs, might be the wildest place in Iowa. It may be the only place in the state where diamondback and copperbelly water snakes are still found. It’s home to red eared sliders, softshell,

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Former flood prone farmland now popular wildlife area

COGGON, Iowa — Word is starting to spread through hunting circles in east central Iowa about a new wildlife area surrounding Buffalo Creek, on the Linn, Buchanan and Delaware County line. The 1,100-acre Buffalo Creek Wildlife Area is fast becoming the secret hotspot for deer, turkey, dove, pheasant, duck, squirrel and rabbit hunting. And when

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