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Charles City Man Who Fell From Boat Identified

Charles City Man Who Fell From Boat Identified

  • 3/23/2016 4:18:00 AM
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CHARLES CITY – The fisherman who died Tuesday evening after falling from his boat on the Cedar River in Charles City has been identified as Kevin Neal Endelman, of Charles City.
Fisherman Dies After Falling From Boat

Fisherman Dies After Falling From Boat

  • 3/22/2016 4:44:00 PM
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CHARLES CITY – A fisherman died Tuesday evening after falling from his boat on the Cedar River in Charles City.
Catfish with a Cajun Kick [Recipe]

Catfish with a Cajun Kick [Recipe]

  • 3/11/2016 8:46:00 AM
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With roots in Cajun-Creole cuisine, this recipe for blackened catfish - along with homemade remoulade and coleslaw - is sure to be a hit at your next fish fry.
Prepping Your Tackle Box for Spring Fishing

Prepping Your Tackle Box for Spring Fishing

  • 3/4/2016 8:48:00 AM
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If this stretch of warmer weather has you itching for spring fishing, now is a great time to dust off the tackle box and prepare for a great fishing season.
Iowa State Parks Featured in America's Top Family Fishing and Boating Spots

Iowa State Parks Featured in America's Top Family Fishing and Boating Spots

  • 2/23/2016 6:33:00 AM
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The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) is searching for the top 100 family fishing and boating spots across the nation, and four Iowa state parks are among those being considered. Iowans participating in the vote can ensure their favorite places to boat and fish are recognized nationally.
Chickadee Tax Check-Off Seeking Rise in Donations on 2015 Tax Forms

Chickadee Tax Check-Off Seeking Rise in Donations on 2015 Tax Forms

  • 2/16/2016 8:19:00 AM
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Last year, roughly 7,500 out of 1.5 million Iowa taxpayers helped boost wildlife conservation with donations to the Fish and Wildlife Fund on their state tax form. This marks the first year in the last five where contributions and the number of contributors to the Fish and Wildlife fund have gone down. Donations to all the state tax form check-offs were down on 2014 returns.
Missouri and Big Sioux Rivers Paddlefish Fishing Season Opens March 1

Missouri and Big Sioux Rivers Paddlefish Fishing Season Opens March 1

  • 2/16/2016 8:16:00 AM
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The paddlefish fishing season opens March 1 on the Missouri and Big Sioux rivers and runs through April 15 (sunrise to sunset). The paddlefish season was opened on these rivers March 1, 2015 after being closed since 1986 due to concerns of habitat loss and declining population numbers.
Three Mile Lake Public Meeting

Three Mile Lake Public Meeting

  • 2/16/2016 8:15:00 AM
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CRESTON - The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will host a public meeting at 6:30 p.m., March 15, in Room 900 of the Allied Health Building on the Southwest Iowa Community College campus, to discuss the proposed fish renovation of Three-Mile Lake.
Permanent Ice Fishing Shelters Must Be Removed By Feb. 20

Permanent Ice Fishing Shelters Must Be Removed By Feb. 20

  • 2/2/2016 7:42:00 AM
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DES MOINES – Permanent ice shelters must be removed from all state-owned lands and waters by February 20. Ice shelter owners are encouraged not to wait until the last minute to get their shelter off the ice. If a shelter falls through the ice, the owner is responsible for getting it out of the lake.
Ice Fishing Event in Ankeny Re-Scheduled for Feb 6

Ice Fishing Event in Ankeny Re-Scheduled for Feb 6

  • 1/21/2016 7:48:00 AM
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Des Moines – An ice fishing meet-up is scheduled for Feb. 6 at the Ankeny Lake on the DMACC campus at 2:30 p.m. to introduce participants to the basics of ice fishing.
Contributions to Chickadee Check-Off on State Tax Form Continues Its Modest Rise

Contributions to Chickadee Check-Off on State Tax Form Continues Its Modest Rise

  • 1/19/2016 7:26:00 AM
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Last year, roughly 7,500 out of a total 1.5 million Iowa taxpayers helped boost wildlife conservation with donations to the Fish and Wildlife Fund on their state tax form. This marks the first year in the last five where contributions and the number of contributors to the Fish and Wildlife fund have gone down. Donations to all the state tax form check-offs were down on 2014 returns.
Sunday's Ice Fishing Event in Ankeny Postponed

Sunday's Ice Fishing Event in Ankeny Postponed

  • 1/14/2016 4:25:00 AM
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Des Moines – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has postponed the ice fishing event at the Ankeny Lake on the DMACC campus scheduled for Jan. 17, due to forecasted subzero temperatures.
Deadline to Purchase Paddlefish License is Jan 31

Deadline to Purchase Paddlefish License is Jan 31

  • 1/12/2016 10:21:00 AM
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Iowa anglers have until January 31 to purchase their 2016 paddlefish license for the Missouri and Big Sioux rivers. The special paddlefish season runs from March 1 to April 15.
Ice Fishing Clinics Scheduled

Ice Fishing Clinics Scheduled

  • 1/5/2016 9:31:00 AM
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Free ice fishing clinics are scheduled around Iowa, depending upon favorable ice conditions.
Ice Safety Reminder as Iowa Lakes Freeze Over

Ice Safety Reminder as Iowa Lakes Freeze Over

  • 1/5/2016 9:30:00 AM
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The recent blast of arctic air is growing ice on lakes and ponds over much of Iowa and sending anglers scrambling to prepare their equipment so they can be out for the coveted early ice fishing of the season.
2015 Hunting, Fishing Licenses Expire Jan 10

2015 Hunting, Fishing Licenses Expire Jan 10

  • 12/29/2015 6:48:00 AM
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All 2015 Iowa hunting and fishing licenses expire on Jan. 10, 2016. All hunters and anglers will need a 2016 license to hunt or fish beginning Jan. 11.
2016 Hunting, Fishing Licenses on Sale Dec 15

2016 Hunting, Fishing Licenses on Sale Dec 15

  • 12/8/2015 7:04:00 AM
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The calendar insists it’s middle December – regardless of what the thermometer says – meaning 2015 will soon become 2016 and time to renew hunting and fishing licenses.
Pleasant Creek Lake Restoration Project Delayed

Pleasant Creek Lake Restoration Project Delayed

  • 11/24/2015 7:12:00 AM
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PALO, Iowa – The lake restoration project at the Pleasant Creek Recreation Area scheduled to begin this winter has been postponed to April 2016 due to an unforeseen problem with the main gate valve in the dam requiring it to be replaced before the project can begin.
Cool Things You Should Know About Crayfish

Cool Things You Should Know About Crayfish

  • 11/18/2015 4:57:00 AM
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Whether you call it a crawdad, crayfish, or crawfish, the facts on these critters can be amazing. They can regrow legs, carry up to 450 eggs, and they’ve lived in Iowa for 13,000 years. And then there are cool blue crayfish like this one, called virile crayfish - scientists believe a recessive gene causes the bright blue coloring.
Fall Trout Spawn

Fall Trout Spawn

  • 11/10/2015 5:32:00 AM
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Hundreds of yellow ovals offset the brown and green coloration of each female brown trout ready to spawn at the Manchester Fish Hatchery. The splashes of color are signs that trout spawning season is in full swing.
5 Fishing Hot Spots for Fall

5 Fishing Hot Spots for Fall

  • 10/15/2015 8:12:00 AM
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One of Iowa’s best kept secrets is excellent fall fishing. Many Iowa anglers love to fish this time of year simply because it’s a relaxing time to enjoy being on the water, with smaller crowds and picturesque views. But just as importantly, cooler temperatures trigger fish to actively search for food, and that means a lot more action on Iowa lakes and streams.
Producer Acted Quickly in Allamakee County Fish Kill

Producer Acted Quickly in Allamakee County Fish Kill

  • 10/15/2015 7:33:00 AM
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NEW ALBIN – When a pipe coupler on manure application equipment broke Monday southwest of New Albin, the quick thinking of landowner and hog producer David Weymiller contained manure preventing a much worse situation.
 Fish Kill and Manure Release in Allamakee County

Fish Kill and Manure Release in Allamakee County

  • 10/13/2015 9:41:00 AM
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NEW ALBIN – A pipe coupler on manure application equipment broke Monday, allowing manure to reach Clark Creek about 1.5 miles above where the creek flows into the Upper Iowa River southwest of New Albin.
  Fish Kill Along Buchanan County Creek

Fish Kill Along Buchanan County Creek

  • 9/30/2015 11:00:00 AM
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STANLEY – DNR staff have traced a fish kill to a hog confinement about three miles south of Stanley near the north Buchanan County line.
  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.
Fall Fishing Frenzy

Fall Fishing Frenzy

  • 9/15/2015 11:00:00 AM
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Joe Larscheid, chief of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Bureau, says fall is often overlooked as a prime fishing time because “many of us are in hunting mode or are busy with school activities, but there is excellent fishing to be had and most of our trophy fish are caught in the fall.”
How to Fish From a Kayak

How to Fish From a Kayak

  • 8/13/2015 8:52:00 AM
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Fishing from a kayak is great way to stay active and get up close with nature. There’s a unique angling challenge around each bend. Try these tips to get you started.
6 Tips for Hooking Summer Catfish

6 Tips for Hooking Summer Catfish

  • 7/29/2015 8:31:00 AM
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Fishing for catfish is a fun summer activity for the whole family. Bring along a cooler with ice to keep your catch cold and preserve that great taste. Try these simple tips for catching Ol’ Whiskers.
Four Water Trails to Explore This Summer

Four Water Trails to Explore This Summer

  • 7/17/2015 6:01:00 AM
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If you’re looking to blaze a new trail this summer, consider hitting the water for something different. Iowa boasts a number of water trails, which offer a unique perspective on Iowa in summer.
6 Reasons You’re Not Catching Fish

6 Reasons You’re Not Catching Fish

  • 7/14/2015 7:58:00 AM
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Are you struggling to catch fish? Don’t get discouraged – you are not alone. Here are some common reasons why you aren’t catching fish and tips for being more successful.
Fishing the Thermocline for Better Summer Success

Fishing the Thermocline for Better Summer Success

  • 7/8/2015 5:57:00 AM
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Back in early May, the air was warm and the water was churning in Iowa lakes. Crappies were in tight to shore, ready to drop their life-giving bundle of eggs, and bluegills were just a cast away waiting for their turn. It was spring, the spawn was on and panfish were taking just about anything hook, line and sinker. Anyone could catch fish.
Must-Have Summer Fishing Tips

Must-Have Summer Fishing Tips

  • 7/1/2015 5:18:00 AM
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Making plans for summer outings with family and friends this summer? Add fishing to your list. Whether it’s part of your camping trip or just a day trip, schedule time to go fishing. Try these simple tips to get you started.
21 Outdoor Experiences Every Iowa Kid Needs to Try

21 Outdoor Experiences Every Iowa Kid Needs to Try

  • 7/1/2015 4:24:00 AM
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From something as simple as chasing fireflies or hiking a trail to bigger adventures like camping and skiing, there are lots of ways to get kids outdoors in Iowa. Use this as a checklist through the rest of the year to guide your outdoor explorations! Be sure, too, to help your kids make a connection between the activity and protecting Iowa’s natural resources. For example, explain how clean water helps the fish when you’re angling. Talk about habitat when chasing butterflies or frogs. Creating these connections ...
7 Things To Do in Iowa's Outdoors This Week

7 Things To Do in Iowa's Outdoors This Week

  • 6/26/2015 3:21:00 AM
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If you’re looking for some new or different ideas to explore Iowa’s outdoors, we have a suggestion for each day of the holiday week:
Learn How to Fish By Depth

Learn How to Fish By Depth

  • 6/19/2015 8:09:00 AM
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Ever wonder why you're not catching a certain fish? You might be trying at the wrong time of day at the wrong depth. Check out our infographic below to make the right call.
Father's Day Fishing Coupons

Father's Day Fishing Coupons

  • 6/17/2015 3:11:00 AM
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Print off these fishing coupons for a quick, easy and fun gift for Dad this Father's Day! (Be sure, though, that Dad has his fishing license before he goes.)
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