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Plant habitat now for next winter’s benefit

April 21, 2012 PHEASANTS will and can come back from the current low population level. more »»

Fishing the lakes of Marshall County

April 21, 2012 Last week’s column touched briefly on the numerous lakes in the Marshalltown area. more »»

Wildlife observation deck to be dedicated

April 14, 2012 SANDHILL CRANES are big, tall, slender birds. They have a distinct raspy type call that one will remember once you associate it with the bird. more »»

Marshalltown area fishing

April 14, 2012 In the next few weeks I am going to dedicate each week to one local area fishing location. I will highlight not only just where to go fishing, but what that park surrounding the lakes are like too. more »»

Youth Turkey season opens today

April 7, 2012 Sportsmen and women who have been hooked by the bug to hunt wild turkey are ready and eager to get another season started. more »»

Prairie and fire go together

March 31, 2012 Conservation land management techniques are many. Just one tool in the tool kit is fire. more »»

Taxidermist Show is next weekend

March 24, 2012 WILD TURKEY season will soon be on the minds of sportsmen/women again now that spring has arrived in full force. April 1 is day one of the first season. more »»

The fish are calling

March 17, 2012 FISHING activities seem to predominate comments from many outdoor enthusiasts at this time of year. more »»

Goodbye ice, hello soft water

March 10, 2012 Our mild winter of 2011-12 has shown itself in less snowfall, warmer temperatures, and ice free rivers, streams and lakes by early March. Not so every year, since every year is different of course. more »»

Interest in wildlife has huge economic impact

March 3, 2012 DEER are big business in Iowa. Just ask the vendors at the recent Deer Classic. Just ask the hunters trying to be in the right place at the right time. more »»

Wildlife winter banquet season has full slate

February 25, 2012 DUCKS UNLIMITED (DU) will hold their general membership banquet in two weeks. The committee has been meeting regularly to go over planning details. more »»

Deer hunts = dear memories

February 18, 2012 SCORING ANTLERS will be topic of discussion and education next Tuesday night. It is always interesting to see what the local area hunters were able to take during the past season. more »»

Nature is OKAY

February 11, 2012 LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION are what a film maker may call for when the conditions are right to proceed. Well for everyone that is a nature enthusiast, that is virtually anytime. more »»

Groundhog prediction: Six more weeks of winter

February 4, 2012 WOODCHUCKS hibernate throughout the winter in a burrow deep enough to be below frost line. There the soil temperature is cold, not freezing, and constant. more »»

Predators and prey play an ancient game of survival

January 28, 2012 WINTER seems to be much more enjoyable because of the wildlife we se. more »»

Indoor events highlight outdoor adventures

January 21, 2012 Our mild winter weather up to now has been replaced by the reality of bitter winds, severe cold and snow, lots of it. more »»

Monarchs winter in Mexico

January 14, 2012 MONARCH BUTTERFLIES may be the last thing on our minds as we experience more ‘normal’ January weather outside this weekend. more »»

Unique white Red-Tailed Hawk in area

January 7, 2012 LEUCISM is the name biologists have given to the unusual condition for bird’s plumage being white or mostly white. more »»

Outdoor memories last a lifetime

December 31, 2011 MEMORIES of a lifetime will be the focus for many future stories to family and friends for eleven year old Ashlen Young. Her first deer was a nice buck, a worthy trophy indeed. more »»

Iowa River Valley sleeps tonight

December 24, 2011 The VALLEY OF THE IOWA sleeps tonight, resting after another year of the normal ups and downs of lots of water from too much rain and then low flows from too little rain. more »»

 
 

 

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