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North Carolina and Louisiana hunters plead guilty to multiple major hunting violations

North Carolina and Louisiana hunters plead guilty to multiple major hunting violations

  • 11/13/2018 9:37:00 AM
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TAYLOR COUNTY, Iowa - On Wednesday, November 7, Iowa DNR Conservation Officers Andrea Bevington and Adam Arnold were checking hunters in deer camps in Taylor County when they observed one group of hunters with an untagged deer.  After interviewing the hunters, the conservation officers uncovered numerous hunting violations including falsifying residency and hunting with Missouri deer licenses in Iowa. 
Iowa DNR to host hunting incident academy

Iowa DNR to host hunting incident academy

  • 9/11/2018 12:16:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is partnering with the International Hunter Education Association to host the USA Hunting Incident Investigation Academy at Honey Creek State Park Resort and the DNR Rathbun Fish Hatchery September 16 -20.
Two Waterloo men charged with illegally killing antlered deer

Two Waterloo men charged with illegally killing antlered deer

  • 8/14/2018 11:47:00 AM
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WATERLOO – On Thursday, August 2, 2018 at 1:26 a.m., Iowa Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Bureau was contacted by the Waterloo Police Department after they conducted a traffic stop of two males who had illegally killed two antlered deer that were still in velvet.
Arizona man found guilty of deer poaching

Arizona man found guilty of deer poaching

  • 2/27/2018 11:33:00 AM
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Nicholas Slater of Glendale, Ariz. was found guilty following a trial on Feb. 12, 2018 for charges related to poaching a whitetail deer. The poaching incident occurred at Lake Manawa State Park in Council Bluffs on Nov. 19, 2016. 
Arizona man charged with deer poaching in Iowa

Arizona man charged with deer poaching in Iowa

  • 11/7/2017 2:48:00 PM
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Iowa DNR Conservation Officers have charged Nicholas W. Slater, 31, of Glendale, AZ with deer poaching in Lake Manawa State Park on November 19, 2016.
Two charged after reports of shots fired

Two charged after reports of shots fired

  • 7/25/2017 12:26:00 PM
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POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTY, Iowa – Iowa Department of Natural Resources state park rangers have charged two hunters after a tip was reported by fishermen of shots fired at Lake Manawa on July 22.
Three Keokuk men charged with animal torture

Three Keokuk men charged with animal torture

  • 7/25/2017 12:21:00 PM
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Three Keokuk men were charged July 6, with animal torture after a video appeared online in early May showing the men with an injured opossum.
DNR Law Enforcement Chief retires

DNR Law Enforcement Chief retires

  • 4/28/2017 1:46:00 PM
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DES MOINES – The Chief of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Bureau, Mark Sedlmayr, is retiring on Friday, April 28, 2017, after 37 years with the DNR.
Fishing license check nets fugitive

Fishing license check nets fugitive

  • 4/14/2017 1:26:00 PM
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FORT DODGE - David Scott Dayton, 30, of Fort Dodge, was booked into Webster County Jail Thursday after assaulting State Conservation Officer Bill Spece who was checking fishing licenses at the little dam in Fort Dodge.
Two bald eagles found shot in Webster County

Two bald eagles found shot in Webster County

  • 3/21/2017 10:49:00 AM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is looking for the person or persons responsible for shooting two bald eagles in Webster County.
Jefferson man pleads guilty to poaching trophy buck

Jefferson man pleads guilty to poaching trophy buck

  • 3/14/2017 10:42:00 AM
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Brett Cranston, 41, of Jefferson, pleaded guilty on March 9 to three charges related to illegally taking a deer during the first shotgun deer season in Greene County.
Eagle found shot at Polk County park

Eagle found shot at Polk County park

  • 1/26/2017 1:35:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is looking for the person or persons responsible for shooting a bald eagle at Yellow Banks County Park, near the Des Moines River on the southeast side of Des Moines, and removing its head and talons.
Three men plead guilty in 2015 deer poaching case

Three men plead guilty in 2015 deer poaching case

  • 1/17/2017 12:45:00 PM
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Two Minnesota men and one North Iowa man have pleaded guilty to illegally taking deer in Emmet and Kossuth counties in Iowa in October and November 2015.  
Special $10 offer for Iowa Outdoors magazine

Special $10 offer for Iowa Outdoors magazine

  • 11/29/2016 11:39:00 AM
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Deer poachers caught on camera

Deer poachers caught on camera

  • 10/11/2016 2:23:00 PM
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Fort Dodge, Iowa - A nine month investigation into deer and turkey poaching in Webster County, Iowa, was closed on Oct. 7, when Kyle Alstott, 23, of Fort Dodge, the last of the 10 individuals facing charges from Iowa and Nebraska, pleaded guilty. 
Three central Iowa men charged in ginseng theft case

Three central Iowa men charged in ginseng theft case

  • 9/8/2016 11:52:00 AM
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Three central Iowa men were charged with theft for allegedly harvesting ginseng roots on state managed lands along the Des Moines River valley over the Labor Day Weekend. It is illegal to harvest ginseng from all state-owned and state-managed land, and most county conservation board owned land.
Give the Gift that Lasts All Year: Iowa Outdoors Magazine

Give the Gift that Lasts All Year: Iowa Outdoors Magazine

  • 12/8/2015 7:07:00 AM
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Siouxland I-29 Focus of Special Game Check

Siouxland I-29 Focus of Special Game Check

  • 11/24/2015 7:10:00 AM
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SIOUX CITY - The southbound Interstate-29 weigh station south of Sioux City was a busy place on the afternoon of November 15. It was the interviewing location for a game check point that identified and interviewed 620 people traveling on the interstate between noon and 5 p.m. that had been hunting, fishing or had a firearm in their vehicle.
Elk Shot In Monona County Sunday

Elk Shot In Monona County Sunday

  • 11/9/2015 9:25:00 AM
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An elk of unknown origin in west central Iowa was shot at the request of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Sunday morning to protect the Iowa deer herd and domestic livestock from the potential impacts of chronic wasting disease and other diseases.
Iowa Landowner Sentenced for Leasing Land Used in Illegal Guided Deer Hunts

Iowa Landowner Sentenced for Leasing Land Used in Illegal Guided Deer Hunts

  • 10/27/2015 7:38:00 AM
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DES MOINES - On October 21, 2015, Steven C. Miller, 63, of Russell, Iowa, was sentenced by Chief United States District Judge John A. Jarvey to four years of probation for his role in leasing land that was used in illegal guided deer hunts in Iowa, announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt.
  Two Charged After Allegedly Shooting Swans

Two Charged After Allegedly Shooting Swans

  • 10/4/2015 11:00:00 AM
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DAVENPORT – Two men have been charged after allegedly shooting two Trumpeter swans at the Princeton Wildlife Area in Scott County.