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May / June 2015

Turkey Vulture Nest Cam
Follow the life of a turkey vulture chick through the lens of nature photographer Roger Hill.
By Alan Foster    Photos by Roger Hill

Music In The Wind
Paddle alongside the raptor guru known as “Hawkman” as he explores Iowa’s first Globally Important Bird Area along the Mississippi River.
Story and Photos by Brian Gibbs

Mesmerized by Aquatic Ecology
See what drives a DNR biologist to chase Iowa’s most secretive, hidden wildlife species.
By Mindy Kralicek    Photos courtesy Kelly Poole

Family Fishing Destinations
Iowa fisheries biologists pinpoint the places you simply must take the kids for top-notch fishing.
By DNR Fisheries Biologists

Rocks In The River
Travel back in time with the author reliving earlier days on the river and the still-vivid memories made with his children.
By Hank Kohler    Photos by Brian Stoner and Hank Kohler


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Pass along outdoor traditions during the Great American Campout in June; discover the fun of Iowa Bike Month; learn what to do when encountering wildlife babies; turn leaky waders into comfy camp chairs.

Outdoor Skills
Light the way with this DIY lantern; map your way to better fishing with a new online atlas; learn tips to put more crappies in the bucket.

Lost in Iowa
The Meskwaki settlement and powwow are draws in Tama County, but that’s not all this central Iowa area offers. Union Grove State Park will keep the outdoor spirit dancing, too.

Wild Cuisine
Forget the pan? Dutch oven lid to the rescue. Come for the fishing or the golfing, but stay for the food at the Rathbun Lakeshore Grille.

Flora & Fauna
Meet this carnivorous plant that has the most sophisticated trapping system in the plant world.









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