Fall 2018

Madison County Misery
After a slow, painful recovery, an avid hunter hopes others learn from his nearly fatal 23-foot fall from a tree stand. 
Story and Photos by Liz Jacavino, DNR intern  

Trout Fishing Under a Canopy of Fall Colors
Hundreds of miles of northeast Iowa streams burst with prized trout. And the lure of a fishing under vibrant fall colors is an added bonus.  
Story by Shannon Hafner and Photos by Brian Button

The Secret Shy Lives of Saw Whet Owls
Iowa's tiniest owl is under scrutiny so researchers can better understand their mysterious, nomadic migrations.   
Story and Photos by Ty Smedes

Feathered Lightning
While pheasants might be king in Iowa, this author recalls invigorating days in pursuit of Hungarian partridge. 
Story by Dan Magneson and Photos by Roger Hill 

A Secluded Pocket of Paradise
Explore Lake Wapello State park where the fishing is excellent, the trails are relatively easy to hike and ski, hunting is good and the cabins and campsites are top-notch.
Story by Sandy Flahive and Photos by Iowa DNR Flickr

Outdoor Skills
Don't shy away from shade or overcast days for better outdoor photos; cooler weather still requires hydration; put your smart phone to use in the outdoors; don't put away the tent just yet.

Together
Cedar Rock State Park, designed by the legendary Frank Lloyd Wright, hosts a music event from Iowa composers and performers plus a lecture series. 

Lost in Iowa
Get out your toe-tappers and head for Honey Creek Resort State Park for a fall Bluegrass Festival; take in the magic of autumn at Shimek State Forest in southeast Iowa.

Flora and Fauna
Learn the mysterious habits of the elusive, tree-climbing gray fox.

Wild Cuisine
Turn your Dutch oven into a smoker for great BBQ; forget the rice and mushroom soup and turn your small game into spicy, hearty gumbo.
 

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