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Fishing ForecastA new Mission Fishin’ is back, with a look at some of the top spots in
Iowa to wet a line, whether you are looking for a place to take the family or
land a lunker.
By Shannon Hafner
School of the Wild
Summer wildlife camps held by the University of Iowa get kids away from gaming
devices and electronics and into the woods.
Story and Photos by Joe Wilkinson
Hoodies and Woodies
Two iconic, stunning ducks familiar to Iowans stand beak-to-beak on a central
Iowa wetland in a fight for property rights.
Story and Photos by Ty Smedes
A youthful outlook, undying passion and a favorite lure teaches this author a
valuable lesson on the simpler life.
Story and Photos by Dan Magneson
Outdoor SkillsGet the low-down on how to maximize your early spring fishing trips;
suit up for more comfortable spring camping; put up barriers to hitchhiking
TogetherPlan your birding trips with these variant migration patters;
make plans to build nest houses for spring cavity nesters; get a laugh from
these early Iowa fish tales; make a memorable Mother’s Day weekend with a great
brunch at Honey Creek Resort State Park.
Lost in Iowa Build your family spring break getaway with these ideas from Honey Creek
Resort State Park.
Flora & FaunaMeet the bird who won’t earn a Mother Of The Year Award.
Wild CuisineThis smoked carp recipe is pure hog heaven—guaranteed to change your
mind on these less-appreciated fish.
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