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So God made a (tree) farmer

October 10, 2015 ­“Acts of creation are ordinarily reserved for gods and poets, but humbler folk may circumvent this restriction if they know how. more »»

First duck season opens today

October 3, 2015 With fall in the air many of the Iowa hunting seasons are beginning to open for various species. more »»

Death on the plains

September 26, 2015 ­Today's story is about one of earth's natural history events involving a volcano, lots of plains animals on an ancient savanna landscape in northeast Nebraska, and how scientists have and continue... more »»

Autumn is here

September 26, 2015 Fall officially began Sept. 21. I welcome these cooler air temperatures. Looking at the future forecasts shows most days will bottom out with temperatures in the 40s. more »»

National Hunting and Fishing Day next weekend

September 19, 2015 NATIONAL HUNTING AND FISHING DAY is next weekend, Sept. 26. more »»

Hummingbirds are real profiles in courage

September 12, 2015 HUMMINGBIRDS are preparing for the inevitable, winter in northern climes that they cannot survive, and trekking toward warmer places where they can find food. more »»

Sunflower brightens the day

September 5, 2015 SUNFLOWERS are big business. Ask the ranchers and farmers in North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, Minnesota and Kansas. more »»

River makes a shortcut

August 29, 2015 A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT would be an excellent definition for floodplain lands close to the Hardin/Marshall County line. more »»

Deer takes its own picture

August 22, 2015 TRAIL CAMERAS are fun to work with. more »»

Tabulating surveys

August 15, 2015 GAME SURVEY information is now in the hands of DNR Upland Game Biologists. Two hundred ten routes have been completed, the data noted and submitted for analysi. more »»

Hey, did you catch anything?

August 15, 2015 Have you ever a day of fishing and heard that question, I bet you have? It is probably the most popular question I hear throughout the summer months on my home from adventures to the lakes and river... more »»

Lake improvements set for Union Grove

August 8, 2015 UNION GROVE STATE PARK has been around for a long time. It was established in 1938 in this quiet northwest corner of Tama County. The lake surface has about 110 acres of coverage when ful. more »»

August means busy as a bee

August 1, 2015 AUGUST is here. Maybe it is just another month on the calendar but it is an important transition time in our northern hemisphere. Long summer days are getting shorter. more »»

Sharing deer stories

July 25, 2015 Being ready for the unexpected is a trait nature photographers must prepare for. One never knows what potential image awaits the sharp eye, a good camera, good technique and good luck. more »»

Fly-fishing in Washington state

July 25, 2015 Fly-fishing is an uncommon sport on Iowa waterways, or at least central Iowa waterways. There are a few of the breed here, myself included. Most are found in the Driftless Area around Decorah. more »»

Wildlife summer sightings

July 18, 2015 Seeing COOPER’S HAWKS in a nest was a neat discovery. An avid birder told this scribe about the nest and wondered if I wanted to try to get some photographs. more »»

Tri-County Bass Club helps out Green Castle Lake

July 18, 2015 Many people like to fish for the great tasting walleye, crappie or bluegill, or the powerful catfish or pike, but a lot of people really enjoy going after the elusive bass. more »»

Sand Lake reveals one of its secrets

July 11, 2015 LARGE MOUTHED BASS are a very sought after fish. more »»

New turkeys make an appearance

July 4, 2015 WILD TURKEYS are a fairly common sight in today's world. Hikers may see them along trails. Farmers see them in pastures and open areas periodically. more »»

Kids had a blast fishing for bullheads

June 27, 2015 KIDS FISHING is a fun way to spend a day. Cooperative and hungry fish meant that there would be little if any down tim. more »»



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