Conservation / Wildlife

(photo by Pheasants Forever)

Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic is a trade show that focuses on wildlife conservation, upland game bird hunting (pheasant and quail), dog training, and wildlife habitat management and restoration. January 15, 2018

Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic comes to Sioux Falls

By Steve Weisman I often think of the National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic as

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Representative Megan Jones November 16, 2017

Reflecting on DNR night

By Steve Weisman This last week was a really fun one for me. First, there was the

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Weisman-b-pondweed-crowd October 5, 2017

Public Meeting Concerning Curlyleaf Pondweed Held Last Thursday

By Steve Weisman Over 100 concerned citizens attended a public meeting at the Sami

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REAP regional assemblies set for October

By Steve Weisman This coming month, Iowans with an interest in our natural and

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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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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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