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Harrison County leads the way allowing hunter access on private land

Harrison County leads the way allowing hunter access on private land

  • 10/16/2018 12:41:00 PM
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PERSIA, Iowa - A few weeks ago, Terry Plummer noticed that just around sunset, the trees in his yard were filling with monarchs that had stopped for the night on their 2,000 mile annual migration to central Mexico. Plummer, who spent his life farming in Harrison County, didn’t recall that happening before.
Spencer man injured in hunting incident

Spencer man injured in hunting incident

  • 10/16/2018 12:38:00 PM
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CLAY COUNTY, Iowa – On October 14, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources was notified of a single-person hunting incident on Barringer Slough in Clay County, Iowa.  
Lake Shawtee becoming not-so-secret pheasant and quail hunting spot

Lake Shawtee becoming not-so-secret pheasant and quail hunting spot

  • 10/9/2018 1:04:00 PM
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Imogene, Iowa - A 1,200-acre grassland in northeast Fremont County has been hosting pheasant and quail hunters since the late 1980s. Positioned in southern Iowa’s quail belt, Lake Shawtee is in the region with the highest quail counts in the state, and that saw its pheasant counts rise to the second highest in a decade.
Hunters enjoy diverse experiences at Madison County wildlife area

Hunters enjoy diverse experiences at Madison County wildlife area

  • 10/9/2018 1:02:00 PM
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East Peru, Iowa - Heather Jobst arrived for a tour of a potential new wildlife area and was immediately struck by the uniqueness of the parcel’s size, lack of internal roads and its location less than an hour from Des Moines.
Drivers Alert, as Deer Activity Increases

Drivers Alert, as Deer Activity Increases

  • 10/2/2018 1:51:00 PM
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Shorter days and cooler fall temperatures are reminders to Iowa drivers that the risk of deer-vehicle collisions will increase in the coming weeks. On the plus side, the chance of hitting a whitetail remains at the lowest level in the last nine years.
Dedicated group of bowhunters provide high quality data to Iowa DNR

Dedicated group of bowhunters provide high quality data to Iowa DNR

  • 10/2/2018 1:50:00 PM
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A unique relationship between Iowa bowhunters and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Wildlife Research Section is entering its fourteenth year of partnering to collect observation data on wildlife they see while sitting in their tree stand.
Natural Resource Commission to meet October 11 in Des Moines

Natural Resource Commission to meet October 11 in Des Moines

  • 10/1/2018 9:28:00 AM
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Des Moines, Iowa – The Natural Resource Commission (NRC) of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources will meet at 9:30 a.m. on Oct. 11, in the Wallace State Office Building, fourth floor conference room, 502 East Ninth Street, in Des Moines.  
Iowa’s archery deer season begins Oct. 1

Iowa’s archery deer season begins Oct. 1

  • 9/25/2018 4:38:00 PM
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An estimated 60,000 hunters will be heading to the timber in the next few weeks as Iowa’s archery deer season gets underway Oct. 1.
Public meetings set to discuss chronic wasting disease

Public meetings set to discuss chronic wasting disease

  • 9/25/2018 4:35:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is hosting a series of meetings in early October to discuss the changes and new focus areas to its efforts to prevent the spread of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in Iowa’s deer herd.
Iowa DNR to discuss chronic wasting disease at Oct. 4 public meeting

Iowa DNR to discuss chronic wasting disease at Oct. 4 public meeting

  • 9/21/2018 8:35:00 PM
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CORYDON, Iowa - The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is hosting a public meeting to discuss the upcoming deer hunting season and new monitoring efforts for chronic wasting disease on Thursday, Oct. 4, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., in the 4H Banquet Hall on the Wayne County Fairgrounds, 800 Second Avenue, in Corydon.
Iowa DNR to discuss chronic wasting disease at Oct. 9 public meeting

Iowa DNR to discuss chronic wasting disease at Oct. 9 public meeting

  • 9/21/2018 7:03:00 PM
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COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa - The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is hosting a public meeting to discuss the upcoming deer hunting season and new monitoring efforts for chronic wasting disease (CWD) on Oct. 9, from 2 to 3:30 p.m., at Bass Pro Shops, 2901 Bass Pro Drive, in Council Bluffs.
Iowa DNR to discuss chronic wasting disease at Oct. 8 public meeting

Iowa DNR to discuss chronic wasting disease at Oct. 8 public meeting

  • 9/21/2018 6:53:00 PM
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CORRECTIONVILLE, Iowa - The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is hosting a public meeting to discuss the upcoming deer hunting season and new monitoring efforts for chronic wasting disease (CWD) on Oct. 8, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., at the Correctionville Community Center, 312 Driftwood Street, in Correctionville.
Iowa DNR to host hunting incident academy

Iowa DNR to host hunting incident academy

  • 9/11/2018 1:16:00 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.
Natural Resource Commission to meet September 13 in Mills County

Natural Resource Commission to meet September 13 in Mills County

  • 9/5/2018 2:45:00 PM
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PACIFIC JUNCTION, Iowa – The Natural Resource Commission (NRC) of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources will meet at 8:30 a.m. on Sept. 13, at the Mills County Conservation Board Nature Center, 56235 Deacon Road, in Pacific Junction.
Iowa shooters win six events at national competition

Iowa shooters win six events at national competition

  • 8/28/2018 11:42:00 AM
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Marengo, Ohio - Iowa action shooters won six categories at the National Championship of the Scholastic Action Shooting Program, in Marengo, Ohio, led by Dysart’s Nate Gibson who captured top honors in Rimfire Pistol, Pistol Caliber Carbine and Iron Rifle.
Tree stand safety focus of awareness campaign

Tree stand safety focus of awareness campaign

  • 8/28/2018 11:41:00 AM
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The campaign to reduce and eliminate tree stand accidents by raising awareness of this issue and providing education about safe tree stand hunting best practices appears to be getting positive results.
Space available in upcoming hunter education classes

Space available in upcoming hunter education classes

  • 8/28/2018 11:35:00 AM
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Hunter Education Classroom courses are offered by knowledgeable and certified volunteer instructors and Iowa Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officers. Classroom courses are typically 12-15 hours in length and are held over 2 to 3 sessions (days). In order to receive certification, a student must attend all sessions and pass the final exam.
Iowa’s pheasant population second highest in a decade

Iowa’s pheasant population second highest in a decade

  • 8/28/2018 11:32:00 AM
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BOONE - Iowa’s pheasant hunters can expect to find more birds this fall when they head to the fields, predict state wildlife experts. That forecast is based on the recently completed statewide population survey of pheasants, quail, partridge, cottontail rabbits and jackrabbits.
Iowa’s rabbit season opens Sept. 1

Iowa’s rabbit season opens Sept. 1

  • 8/21/2018 12:42:00 PM
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The good news for Iowa’s cottontail rabbit hunters is that Iowa has a lot of rabbits with the southern third and the east central region of the state leading the way. The better news for hunters is Iowa’s cottontail rabbit season begins Sept. 1 statewide.
Iowa’s squirrel season opens Sept. 1

Iowa’s squirrel season opens Sept. 1

  • 8/21/2018 12:41:00 PM
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Iowa hunters take note: it’s time to dust off the hunting skills and head to the woods to match wits with one of the most cunning species afield, the elusive Iowa bushy-tail. Squirrel hunting season opens Sept. 1 statewide.
Iowa's teal season opens Sept. 1

Iowa's teal season opens Sept. 1

  • 8/21/2018 12:40:00 PM
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Iowa’s first duck hunting season begins September 1 with the 16 day teal-only season. These fast flying early migrators use the first cool spell in late August as a sign to start heading south.
Dove season opens Sept. 1

Dove season opens Sept. 1

  • 8/21/2018 12:39:00 PM
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In a few days, hunters will be tucking into the edge of sunflowers and wheat fields awaiting the arrival of the most popular game bird in the country. Iowa’s dove season begins September 1.
Deer licenses on sale Aug. 15

Deer licenses on sale Aug. 15

  • 8/14/2018 12:50:00 PM
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Licenses to pursue Iowa’s world class deer herd go on sale Aug. 15 at more than 700 license sales agents statewide and online.
Wetland complex is a backcountry escape in the heart of farm country

Wetland complex is a backcountry escape in the heart of farm country

  • 8/14/2018 12:50:00 PM
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Fonda, Iowa – The Sunken Grove and Leo Shimon Marsh Wetland Complex becomes Grand Central Station twice a year for migrating ducks, geese, pelicans and shorebirds that stop to rest and refuel before resuming their journey. The nearly 1,300 acres of wetlands, marshes, prairies and timber is surrounded by some of the most productive farmland in the world in southwest Pocahontas County.
Two Waterloo men charged with illegally killing antlered deer

Two Waterloo men charged with illegally killing antlered deer

  • 8/14/2018 12:47:00 PM
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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.
Visit the DNR at the 2018 Iowa State Fair

Visit the DNR at the 2018 Iowa State Fair

  • 7/31/2018 1:42:00 PM
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DES MOINES, Iowa – As the 2018 Iowa State Fair kicks off, be sure to stop by the DNR building located at the west end of the fairgrounds near Gate 11.
Iowa pheasant population survey begins Aug. 1

Iowa pheasant population survey begins Aug. 1

  • 7/31/2018 1:41:00 PM
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The extent of impact that a late winter and heavy rains and flooding in northern Iowa in June and July had on pheasant nesting success will likely be seen when the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) conducts its annual pheasant counts.
Popular hunting camp for boys still has space available

Popular hunting camp for boys still has space available

  • 7/10/2018 2:06:00 PM
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POLK CITY – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources’ Hunting and Conservation Camp, designed to introduce a variety of outdoor skills to young men ages 12-15, is still accepting registrations.
Help the DNR count turkeys this summer

Help the DNR count turkeys this summer

  • 7/3/2018 11:43:00 AM
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Hunters can help the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) with its annual population estimates by reporting all the turkeys seen in July and August.
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