September / October 2016

King of the Stream
Wade along with a veteran fisheries biologist in his pursuit of an elusive, wary, monster brown trout.
By Jim Wahl    Photos By Brian Button

Happy 30th, DNR!
While there is still much work to do, we pause to celebrate the DNR’s anniversary with 30 achievements across 30 years.
Compiled By Julie Tack

Memories of Backbone
One family’s tradition lives on at Backbone State Park, with more than five decades of camping memories made and new ones forged through five generations. 
By Jerry Mellem

The Sundown Club
As the sun sets on the horizon, a familiar farm pond morphs into a whole new fishing world, sending senses to their apex.
By Dan Magneson    Photos By Clay Smith

Outdoor Skills
Save on summer camping with coupon books; fix it quick with handy zip ties; pack light with DIY single use salve and condiment packets.

Join the newest team of stormchasers; tips to conserve water and save money; head out on an adventure in search of the dazzling great egret.

Lost in Iowa
Stroll the trails and hills of Lake Macbride State Park and you will likely encounter new life—fledged birds, newborn animals and 900 oak saplings.

Wild Cuisine
Make your next camping trip flavorful with a day’s worth of Dutch oven recipes.

Flora & Fauna
Meet this native wildflower that supports pollinators and was once a cure for maladies ranging from infections to...ahem, flatulence.

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