Conservation / Wildlife

logo-Iowa-DNR August 28, 2017

Fish and Wildlife Trust Fund and its Impact on Iowa’s...

By Steve Weisman Over the past few years, there has been a lot of talk around the

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(photo by Steve Weisman) Jon Thelen shares his ideas during the state panel on water quality. August 26, 2017

All about clean water

By Steve Weisman Clean water was the major focus in the Iowa Great Lakes the week of

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#2b-Reeds Run sign August 2, 2017

SLPA Leads the Way in Protecting Reeds Run Wildlife Area

By Steve Weisman Over the past few years, I have shared a lot of stories about the

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Bluegill close up caught fishing June 19, 2017

Taking care of our bluegills

By Steve Weisman Over the years, I have watched fishing regulations change as

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doug eagle May 2, 2017

Beautiful Birds – Beautiful Recovery Stories

Spring is here, and one of my favorite things to do this time of year is watch the

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(photo by Steve Weisman) A DNR worker strips eggs from one of the female walleyes  from the final night of seining . April 17, 2017

Spirit Lake Hatchery completes highly successful spawning efforts

By Steve Weisman This is always an exciting, anxious time for DNR biologists and

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th April 3, 2017

License fee increase moving toward passage

By Steve Weisman Those of us who hunt and fish know that without all of the services

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Spring Mushroom Hunting

By Clark Schmitz One of the joys of spring for “shroomers” is the annual

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Strategically planted thickets and shelter belts, tall grass prairie and cattails surrounding restored wetlands are perfect habitat for wildlife and also a good way to utilize ground not really suited to growing crops. February 25, 2017

Conservation: we can all do our part

By Steve Weisman What a crazy winter we have had. Unfortunately, I don’t think

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Adults and kids enjoyed decorating the drab sidewalks with colorful artwork.  February 24, 2017

Where land and water meet

By Steve Weisman Another year has flown by. That seems to happen more and more the

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FC February 14, 2017

Iowa Great Lakes Fishing Club Sends Letter to All Legislators...

Editor’s note: The following is a letter to all Iowa legislators from the Iowa

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bobcat December 21, 2016

Iowa’s Bobcat Expansion

by Clark Schmitz After a wonder full thanksgiving gathering in 2014 I decided to get

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