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Popular hunting camp for boys still has space available

Popular hunting camp for boys still has space available

  • 7/10/2018 1:06:00 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 10:43:00 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.
Historic photos guiding management decisions at Hooper Wildlife Area

Historic photos guiding management decisions at Hooper Wildlife Area

  • 6/6/2018 8:38:00 AM
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Indianola - The Hooper Wildlife Area is a highly popular place to hunt deer and turkeys, but outside of those seasons, it doesn’t receive much attention, save for the lake. But that quietness of the offseason could be changing thanks to a series of old photos that are helping to transform the area.
Natural Resource Commission to meet via teleconference May 16

Natural Resource Commission to meet via teleconference May 16

  • 5/11/2018 12:33:00 PM
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Des Moines – The Natural Resource Commission (NRC) of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources will meet via teleconference at 7:30 a.m. on May 16. The meeting will originate from the fourth-floor conference room, Wallace State Office Building, 502 East Ninth Street, in Des Moines.
Notes from Iowa’s outdoors

Notes from Iowa’s outdoors

  • 5/8/2018 10:57:00 AM
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Iowa’s 2018 reported spring turkey harvest is approaching 9,300 birds. Last year, hunters reported nearly 11,800 turkeys. Iowa’s spring turkey hunting season ends May 20.
Natural Resource Commission to meet May 10

Natural Resource Commission to meet May 10

  • 5/4/2018 2:23:00 PM
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Des Moines – The Natural Resource Commission (NRC) of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources will meet at 9:30 a.m. on May 10, in the four floor conference room, Wallace State Office Building, 502 East Ninth Street, in Des Moines.
Iowa's deer application opens Saturday, May 5th

Iowa's deer application opens Saturday, May 5th

  • 5/3/2018 7:26:00 AM
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It's that time of year! Nonresident deer hunters can apply for a 2018 Iowa deer license, or purchase a preference point, beginning Saturday, May 5 at 6 a.m. CST. Applications will be accepted until midnight on June 3, 2018.
Space available in upcoming hunter education classes

Space available in upcoming hunter education classes

  • 5/1/2018 1:33:00 PM
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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.
Natural Resource Commission to meet April 12

Natural Resource Commission to meet April 12

  • 4/6/2018 1:33:00 PM
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Des Moines – The Natural Resource Commission (NRC) of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources will meet at 9:30 a.m. on April 12, in the four floor conference room, Wallace State Office Building, 502 East Ninth Street, in Des Moines.
Annual spring wildlife survey underway

Annual spring wildlife survey underway

  • 4/3/2018 12:11:00 PM
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Ordinarily, a slow-moving vehicle at night in the Iowa countryside spotlighting deer, raccoons or coyotes would send Iowans to their phone, speed-dialing their local conservation officer, but in this case, it may be the officer doing the shining.
Iowa DNR to begin annual spring burning

Iowa DNR to begin annual spring burning

  • 3/27/2018 12:05:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will be conducting prescribed burns this spring on wildlife management areas managed by the Iowa DNR’s Black Hawk Wildlife Unit in Sac, Pocahontas and Cherokee counties.
2018 DNR sale set for April 14

2018 DNR sale set for April 14

  • 3/27/2018 10:53:00 AM
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DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will hold the 2018 spring auction on April 14, at Pioneer Livestock Pavilion on the Iowa State Fairgrounds, in Des Moines. Doors will open at 7 a.m., and the auction will begin at 8:30 a.m.
Iowa’s spring turkey hunting season is right around the corner

Iowa’s spring turkey hunting season is right around the corner

  • 3/20/2018 12:02:00 PM
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Thunderous calls from competing Toms trying to out-do one another for the affection from nearby hens will be rattling through Iowa’s timber later this month marking the beginning of the wild turkey breeding season.  
Natural Resource Commission to meet March 8 in Des Moines

Natural Resource Commission to meet March 8 in Des Moines

  • 3/2/2018 1:57:00 PM
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Des Moines – The Natural Resource Commission (NRC) of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources will meet at 9:30 a.m. on March 8, in the fourth-floor conference room, Wallace State Office Building, 502 East Ninth Street, in Des Moines.
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. 
Space available in upcoming hunter education classes

Space available in upcoming hunter education classes

  • 2/20/2018 11:59:00 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.
Muskrat trapping season extended to April 1 on Trumbull Lake

Muskrat trapping season extended to April 1 on Trumbull Lake

  • 2/2/2018 10:41:00 AM
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RUTHVEN - The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is extending the muskrat trapping season on Trumbull Lake, Ventura Marsh, Burrows Pond and the Inlet Bay of Black Hawk Lake from Feb. 1 to April 1 to reduce the muskrat population and preserve the beneficial vegetation in the marsh.  This extension is only for muskrats on the identified areas.
​​Muskrat trapping season extended to April 1 on Ventura Marsh

​​Muskrat trapping season extended to April 1 on Ventura Marsh

  • 2/2/2018 10:03:00 AM
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CLEAR LAKE - The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is extending the muskrat trapping season on Ventura Marsh, Trumbull Lake, Burrows Pond and the Inlet Bay of Black Hawk Lake from Feb. 1 to April 1 to reduce the muskrat population and preserve the beneficial vegetation in the marsh.  This extension is only for muskrats on the identified areas.
Soap Creek and Stephens State Forest to become a bird conservation area

Soap Creek and Stephens State Forest to become a bird conservation area

  • 1/23/2018 9:07:00 AM
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OTTUMWA - A public ceremony to dedicate Soap Creek and Eldon Wildlife Areas, Stephens State Forest Unionville Unit, Lake Wapello State Park, and a portion of the Soap Creek watershed as Iowa’s newest Bird Conservation Area (BCA) will take place on Thursday, February 8 at 1:30 pm.
2017 Iowa deer harvest surpasses 2016 totals

2017 Iowa deer harvest surpasses 2016 totals

  • 1/16/2018 2:10:00 PM
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Hunters reported harvesting 105,544 deer in Iowa for 2017, which is an increase of more than 4,100 deer from 2016. Iowa’s deer seasons closed on Jan. 10.
Natural Resource Commission to meet Jan. 17 in Des Moines

Natural Resource Commission to meet Jan. 17 in Des Moines

  • 1/11/2018 10:42:00 AM
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Des Moines – The Natural Resource Commission (NRC) of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources will meet at 1 p.m., Jan. 17, in the Wallace State Office Building, second floor north conference room, 502 East Ninth Street, in Des Moines.
Licenses Expire January 10

Licenses Expire January 10

  • 1/2/2018 12:52:00 PM
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Hunters and anglers are encouraged to purchase their 2018 license before their 2017 license expires. Annual Iowa hunting and fishing licenses expire on Jan. 10. License holders who purchased the three year option should check the date range printed on their license for expiration.
Iowa deer harvest tops 90,000

Iowa deer harvest tops 90,000

  • 12/19/2017 1:20:00 PM
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The 2017 Iowa deer harvest is running more than 5 percent ahead of the 2016 totals. So far this fall, 90,955 deer have been reported, compared to 86,506 for the same period last year.
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