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Tuesday, July 23rd, 2024

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Tuesday, July 23rd, 2024

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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.

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.

Report: U.S. hunting license sales for 2022-23 reflect slight decline

The Council to Advance Hunting and the Shooting Sports in collaboration with Southwick Associates recently released its annual report on hunting license sales, revealing a relatively steady trend for the 2022-2023 license year.
According to the report, over 80% of participating states experienced a change of 5% or less in hunting license sales from the previous year.

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