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DNR to Launch Search for Iowa's Ugliest Tackle Box on Facebook
Posted: 08/13/2014

If the tackle box out in the garage is rusted through, busted up or has otherwise seen better days, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources wants to see it.

The DNR will accept photos of Iowa’s ugliest tackle boxes for a contest to run this August on Facebook, with the winner receiving a new tackle bag and lures courtesy of the Des Moines Chapter of the Izaak Walton League and Mid-Iowa Bassmasters.

Ugly tackle box photos can be submitted to by Aug. 18. The DNR will post photos from selected finalists to the DNR’s Facebook page,, at 8:30 p.m. Aug. 20, where Iowans can then vote for the ugliest tackle box in the state.

The photo with the most Facebook likes, comments and shares will win the new tackle box and gear, valued at $100.

Official contest rules are available on the DNR website at
Photo entries will also be posted to the DNR’s Pinterest boards at

The Des Moines chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America provided the tackle box for this contest. Learn more about the group and its work to improve outdoor recreation and protect natural resources at

The lures were provided by the Mid-Iowa Bassmasters. Learn more about the group’s stewardship efforts and work to promote fishing in central Iowa at  

For more information, contact Jessie Brown, DNR, at 515-281-5131 or