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Annual spring wildlife survey underway

Annual spring wildlife survey underway

  • 4/3/2018 1:11:00 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’s furbearer season begins Nov. 4

Iowa’s furbearer season begins Nov. 4

  • 10/31/2017 11:38:00 AM
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Iowa’s furbearer season opens Nov. 4, and the outlook for 2017 is good as populations are stable to increasing statewide.
Annual spring wildlife survey underway

Annual spring wildlife survey underway

  • 4/4/2017 12:41:00 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.
Hunting seasons starting to close

Hunting seasons starting to close

  • 1/3/2017 1:18:00 PM
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Iowa’s pheasant, late muzzleloader and archery deer, and archery fall turkey seasons close on Jan. 10.  Furbearer seasons, squirrel, quail, partridge and grouse remain open until Jan. 31.
Iowa furbearer season begins November 5

Iowa furbearer season begins November 5

  • 10/25/2016 12:28:00 PM
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Iowa fur harvesters will find good numbers of raccoons, muskrats, beaver, coyotes, bobcats, river otters and mink when the furbearer trapping and hunting season opens on Nov. 5.
Black Bear Killed on Allamakee County Highway

Black Bear Killed on Allamakee County Highway

  • 6/27/2016 11:11:00 AM
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DES MOINES – A young black bear was struck and killed by a truck Friday evening on Highway 76 near the Yellow River Forest in southeast Allamakee County.

Cooperation builds lasting results at North Bear Creek

  • 1/26/2015 6:48:00 AM
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When the hit film A River Runs Through It was released in 1992, it helped rejuvenate local economies and waterways in northeast Iowa, as the beauty and skill showcased so vividly in the film helped inspire more than half a million trips to trout streams, injecting more than $14 million into Iowa’s economy every year.
Four Animals You Didn’t Know Lived In Iowa

Four Animals You Didn’t Know Lived In Iowa

  • 1/7/2015 5:04:00 AM
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Before Europeans began settling in Iowa, our landscape looked much different – not just the vista views of prairies and oak savannas, but the wildlife that called it home. You’d be hard pressed to find many elk, bison, black bear or lynx in the Iowa wild today, but not that long ago, they roamed our state.