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Former flood prone farmland now a popular wildlife area

Former flood prone farmland now a popular wildlife area

  • 9/5/2017 12:00:00 PM
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COGGON, Iowa - Word is starting to spread across the hunting circles in east-central Iowa, about a new wildlife area surrounding Buffalo Creek, on the Linn, Buchanan and Delaware County line.
 Meet Sparky, a Bison Lucky to Be Alive

Meet Sparky, a Bison Lucky to Be Alive

  • 5/17/2016 10:15:00 AM
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In rare cases, an animal can survive a lightning strike, like a bison struck in 2013 at the Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge near Prairie City. This bison earned his new nickname “Sparky” the hard way.
  4 Essential Tips and Tricks for Bowfishing

4 Essential Tips and Tricks for Bowfishing

  • 9/22/2015 11:00:00 AM
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This fast-growing sport is fast and exciting, can be done many places in the state, and has potential environmental benefits to boot. All you need is a bow, a bowfishing reel, heavy test line, and bowfishing arrows. A sport fishing license is required to bowfish in Iowa, and allows the holder to take rough fish from public lakes, rivers, and reservoirs, as well as private ponds with permission.
7 Iowa Fish With Open State Records: How to Catch a Record Fish

7 Iowa Fish With Open State Records: How to Catch a Record Fish

  • 6/9/2015 9:51:00 AM
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Put your name as the first entry in the history books by catching one of these seven fish species we added to the eligible State Record Fish species list in 2013. With no records for these fish currently,you can be the first to set the record! Try these tips to help you catch a record fish.