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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.
DNR enforcement actions

DNR enforcement actions

  • 9/20/2018 11:49:00 AM
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DES MOINES – DNR staff work with individuals, businesses and communities to help them protect our natural resources by complying with state and federal laws. This approach is very effective. In the few cases where compliance cannot be achieved, the DNR issues enforcement actions. The following list summarizes recent enforcement actions.
Air quality permits under review

Air quality permits under review

  • 9/20/2018 11:48:00 AM
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DES MOINES – The DNR Air Quality Bureau has the following draft permits up for review. The permits help protect Iowans’ health and the air where we live. DNR’s permitting staff review the applications to ensure facilities comply with state and federal air quality standards. The public has the right and is encouraged to comment on draft permits. DNR considers public comments before finalizing the permits.
7 hidden surprises at Yellow River State Forest

7 hidden surprises at Yellow River State Forest

  • 9/19/2018 10:12:00 AM
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With 8,900 acres of forest nestled in Iowa’s Driftless region, Yellow River State Forest holds its fair share of hidden surprises. With so many different options, you’re sure to find your peace in this special place of rugged tranquility, says Park Ranger Rylan Retallick. Here are his top picks for the forest.
Fall fishing is one of Iowa's best kept secrets

Fall fishing is one of Iowa's best kept secrets

  • 9/18/2018 4:16:00 PM
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Fall is a great time to catch fish with family and friends. The air is cool, the views are picturesque, lakes are less crowded and the fish are easy to catch.
Join state park volunteers this weekend

Join state park volunteers this weekend

  • 9/18/2018 4:12:00 PM
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Statewide Park Volunteer Day is this Saturday, Sept. 22. Iowans can help out at more than 40 state parks with activities that may include litter pick-up, staining or painting buildings, planting trees, clearing trails and more.
Iowa educators recognized for programs to get students outside, fishing

Iowa educators recognized for programs to get students outside, fishing

  • 9/18/2018 4:12:00 PM
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Faith Bruck with Logan-Magnolia High School is the 2018 recipient of the Brass Bluegill award from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources Fish Iowa! program.In 2015, Logan-Magnolia Schools’ science teacher K.C. Kersten got a grant through Monsanto to develop a fishing pond and wetland area next to the school. The pond was stocked in the fall of 2016. In 2017, Bruck capitalized on the outdoor interests of her students and the newly stocked pond to create excitement about lifetime recreati...
Annual Fort Atkinson Rendezvous Sept. 29-30

Annual Fort Atkinson Rendezvous Sept. 29-30

  • 9/18/2018 4:09:00 PM
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Step back in time to life in the 1840s at the Annual Fort Atkinson Rendezvous Sept. 29-30. The event takes place at the historic Fort Atkinson State Preserve in Winneshiek County.
eMMP proving popular with producers

eMMP proving popular with producers

  • 9/14/2018 10:15:00 AM
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Fall is almost here. That means harvest is coming and manure application season is around the corner. Late September marks six months since the online manure management plan (eMMP) application rolled out. In the first four months, producers submitted about 30 percent of annual MMP updates using the new system.
After the rain, take time to check water quality

After the rain, take time to check water quality

  • 9/14/2018 10:14:00 AM
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After the rain ends is the best time to check below your open feedlots and dairy operations to see if your manure controls are working as planned. According to Shawn Shouse, Iowa State University ag engineer, taking a walk on the wet side after a cloudburst gives you valuable information about your lot -- information you just can’t get when the lot is dry. 
Air Quality permits under review

Air Quality permits under review

  • 9/13/2018 2:02:00 PM
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DES MOINES – The DNR Air Quality Bureau has the following draft permits up for review. The permits help protect Iowans’ health and the air where we live. DNR’s permitting staff review the applications to ensure facilities comply with state and federal air quality standards. The public has the right and is encouraged to comment on draft permits.
DNR investigating manure spill in Clinton County

DNR investigating manure spill in Clinton County

  • 9/13/2018 12:22:00 PM
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CLINTON – Wednesday, while doing a follow-up check on manure application just north of Clinton, the DNR found manure in a tributary of Silver Creek flowing into Silver Creek and about three miles to the Mississippi River.  
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.
Badger Lake offers an easy nature stop off I-29

Badger Lake offers an easy nature stop off I-29

  • 9/11/2018 1:13:00 PM
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Whiting, Iowa - Sitting not quite halfway between Sioux City and Council Bluffs with I-29 going right through it, it’s easy to think that Badger Lake Wildlife Area would be overrun with bird watchers, duck hunters, kayakers and nature lovers 24/7/365. While it does get busy when the duck migration is on, many days the only visitor is a wayward cormorant or a neighbor stopping by to wet a line.
2018 Iowa mussel blitz on the Iowa River

2018 Iowa mussel blitz on the Iowa River

  • 9/11/2018 1:10:00 PM
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The Iowa River, from the Coralville Dam to Hills, was the focus of this year’s annual research project to inventory and map the distribution of Iowa’s mussels, often called clams. 
Sewer odor at Storm Lake traced; discharge ended

Sewer odor at Storm Lake traced; discharge ended

  • 9/7/2018 2:06:00 PM
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STORM LAKE—Thursday the city of Storm Lake investigated an odor complaint from a storm sewer near King’s Pointe Resort on the northeast side of the lake.
Air Quality permits under review

Air Quality permits under review

  • 9/6/2018 2:07:00 PM
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DES MOINES – The DNR Air Quality Bureau has the following draft permits up for review. The permits help protect Iowans’ health and the air where we live. DNR’s permitting staff review the applications to ensure facilities comply with state and federal air quality standards. The public has the right and is encouraged to comment on draft permits.
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.
Public meeting to discuss Missouri River Fish Management Office

Public meeting to discuss Missouri River Fish Management Office

  • 9/5/2018 2:44:00 PM
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ONAWA, Iowa – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will host a public meeting at 6:00 p.m., Sept. 11, at the Lewis & Clark State Park Visitor Center, to discuss plans for the Missouri River Fish Management Office.
Ringgold Wildlife Area touts prairie, timber, ponds

Ringgold Wildlife Area touts prairie, timber, ponds

  • 9/4/2018 1:16:00 PM
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The Ringgold Wildlife Area, south of Mount Ayr on the Missouri border, is 2,600 acres of prairie, timber, oak savannas and floodplains with a handful of fishable ponds mixed in.
Air Quality permits under review

Air Quality permits under review

  • 8/30/2018 1:17:00 PM
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DES MOINES – The DNR Air Quality Bureau has the following draft permits up for review. The permits help protect Iowans’ health and the air where we live. DNR’s permitting staff review the applications to ensure facilities comply with state and federal air quality standards. The public has the right and is encouraged to comment on draft permits.
Enforcement actions

Enforcement actions

  • 8/30/2018 1:14:00 PM
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DES MOINES – DNR staff work with individuals, businesses and communities to help them protect our natural resources by complying with state and federal laws. This approach is very effective. In the few cases where compliance cannot be achieved, the DNR issues enforcement actions.
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.
Zebra mussels found in Storm Lake

Zebra mussels found in Storm Lake

  • 8/28/2018 11:34:00 AM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recently confirmed that zebra mussels are in Storm Lake.
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