Conservation / Wildlife

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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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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pheasant December 14, 2016

A Closer look at Iowa’s Pheasant Numbers

By Steve Weisman The counts from the DNR’s annual August roadside count are back.

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The Bald Eagle is one of several species likely to be recorded during the Annual Christmas Bird Count. Photo credit: Paul Roisen December 8, 2016

Christmas Bird Counts to be Held

The 117th Sioux City Christmas Bird Count (CBC) will be held on Saturday, December

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(photo by Steve Weisman) Greg Harson, Law Enforcement Supervisor for conservation officers in District 1, visits with members of the IGLFC at the annual fall meeting.  November 14, 2016

Reflections on Iowa Great Lakes Fishing Club’s annual fall meeting

By Steve Weisman On Thursday, November 10, I attended the Iowa Great Lakes Fishing

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