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Natural Resource Commission to meet in Des Moines December 13

Natural Resource Commission to meet in Des Moines December 13

  • 12/7/2018 12:03:00 PM
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Des Moines, Iowa – The Natural Resource Commission (NRC) of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources will at 9:30 a.m., Dec. 13, in the fourth floor conference room, Wallace State Office Building, 502 East Ninth Street, in Des Moines.  
Wildlife Notes

Wildlife Notes

  • 12/4/2018 3:54:00 PM
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Brief updates on wildlife and hunting news
Deputy issued citation for unlawful possession of Whitetail deer antlers

Deputy issued citation for unlawful possession of Whitetail deer antlers

  • 11/29/2018 8:14:00 AM
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GREENE COUNTY, Iowa -- On November 3, 2018, a DNR Conservation Officer received a call from a man who came upon a scene of a woman who had hit a deer on N Ave. between 185th and 190th streets in Greene County. The man waited for a sheriff’s deputy to arrive. Once the deputy arrived, the man asked the deputy about a salvage tag. Greene County Sheriff's Deputy Kirk Hammer declined to issue him a salvage tag.
Stay safe as Iowa lakes freeze over

Stay safe as Iowa lakes freeze over

  • 11/27/2018 11:44:00 AM
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The recent blast of arctic air is growing ice on lakes and ponds over much of Iowa. Anglers are starting to get out for the popular early ice fishing season.
Special $10 offer for Iowa Outdoors magazine

Special $10 offer for Iowa Outdoors magazine

  • 11/26/2018 1:32:00 PM
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Do you know someone who loves the outdoors? Give the gift that lasts all year long. Iowa Outdoors is an award-winning magazine filled with beautiful photography, interesting articles and expert tips about hunting, fishing, nature destinations, hiking, camping, outdoor cooking and much more! 
Iowa’s 2018 shotgun deer season quickly approaching

Iowa’s 2018 shotgun deer season quickly approaching

  • 11/20/2018 11:57:00 AM
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Deer hunters will soon be trading in their bows for shotguns and body harnesses for blaze orange vests as the calendar turns to December and the first of Iowa’s three main gun seasons begin.  And based on reports, it looks like hunting will be good, if the weather cooperates.
2018 pheasant season off to a good start

2018 pheasant season off to a good start

  • 11/20/2018 11:53:00 AM
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Three weeks into the pheasant season and hunters are finding success similar to the August roadside survey forecast – good hunting in central and north central Iowa; spotty hunting in southern Iowa.
Iowa DNR to discuss deer diseases at Des Moines public meeting

Iowa DNR to discuss deer diseases at Des Moines public meeting

  • 11/15/2018 2:50:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will be in Des Moines on Nov. 27 to discuss issues related to deer diseases in an urban deer herd, the recent restrictions on wildlife rehabilitators accepting deer and hunter participation in the battle against chronic wasting disease (CWD).
Banner and Butch Olofson shooting ranges open Black Friday

Banner and Butch Olofson shooting ranges open Black Friday

  • 11/13/2018 1:04:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has a solution for those wanting to avoid the holiday tradition of standing in long checkout lines on the day after Thanksgiving – the Banner and Butch Olofson shooting ranges will be open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Black Friday. As an added incentive, the DNR has discounted its annual passes for 2019 by $40 which is the perfect gift for the hard-to-buy-for member of the family.
North Carolina and Louisiana hunters plead guilty to multiple major hunting violations

North Carolina and Louisiana hunters plead guilty to multiple major hunting violations

  • 11/13/2018 9:37:00 AM
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TAYLOR COUNTY, Iowa - On Wednesday, November 7, Iowa DNR Conservation Officers Andrea Bevington and Adam Arnold were checking hunters in deer camps in Taylor County when they observed one group of hunters with an untagged deer.  After interviewing the hunters, the conservation officers uncovered numerous hunting violations including falsifying residency and hunting with Missouri deer licenses in Iowa. 
Man run over while setting up deer blinds for veterans hunt

Man run over while setting up deer blinds for veterans hunt

  • 11/12/2018 9:39:00 AM
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JASPER COUNTY, Iowa – At approximately 1:30 p.m., on Saturday, November 10, a man was run over by a Polaris Ranger at the Reichelt Unit Area while setting up hunting blinds for a veteran’s deer hunt.
Quail hunter injured while on group hunt

Quail hunter injured while on group hunt

  • 11/6/2018 11:34:00 AM
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PAGE COUNTY, Iowa – Iowa DNR Conservation Officers are investigating a hunting incident involving a group of quail hunters in Page County on November 1.
Iowa DNR to discuss deer diseases at Iowa City public meeting

Iowa DNR to discuss deer diseases at Iowa City public meeting

  • 11/6/2018 11:01:00 AM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will be in Iowa City on Nov. 14 to discuss issues related to deer diseases in an urban deer herd, the recent restrictions on wildlife rehabilitators accepting deer and hunter participation in the battle against chronic wasting disease (CWD).
Upcoming hunter education classes

Upcoming hunter education classes

  • 10/30/2018 12:36:00 PM
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Hunter Education Classroom courses are offered by knowledgeable and certified volunteer instructors and Iowa Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officers. Classroom courses are typically 12-15 hours in length and are held over 2 to 3 sessions (days). In order to receive certification, a student must attend all sessions and pass the final exam.
Hunter, dog rescued after kayak capsized

Hunter, dog rescued after kayak capsized

  • 10/25/2018 7:21:00 AM
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JACKSON COUNTY, Iowa – On October 20, around 9:00 a.m., the Sabula Fire and Rescue were dispatched to Browns Lake near Green Island Wildlife Management Area for a hunter in the water holding onto a capsized kayak.
Harrison County leads the way allowing hunter access on private land

Harrison County leads the way allowing hunter access on private land

  • 10/16/2018 11:41:00 AM
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PERSIA, Iowa - A few weeks ago, Terry Plummer noticed that just around sunset, the trees in his yard were filling with monarchs that had stopped for the night on their 2,000 mile annual migration to central Mexico. Plummer, who spent his life farming in Harrison County, didn’t recall that happening before.
Spencer man injured in hunting incident

Spencer man injured in hunting incident

  • 10/16/2018 11:38:00 AM
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CLAY COUNTY, Iowa – On October 14, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources was notified of a single-person hunting incident on Barringer Slough in Clay County, Iowa.  
Lake Shawtee becoming not-so-secret pheasant and quail hunting spot

Lake Shawtee becoming not-so-secret pheasant and quail hunting spot

  • 10/9/2018 12:04:00 PM
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Imogene, Iowa - A 1,200-acre grassland in northeast Fremont County has been hosting pheasant and quail hunters since the late 1980s. Positioned in southern Iowa’s quail belt, Lake Shawtee is in the region with the highest quail counts in the state, and that saw its pheasant counts rise to the second highest in a decade.
Hunters enjoy diverse experiences at Madison County wildlife area

Hunters enjoy diverse experiences at Madison County wildlife area

  • 10/9/2018 12:02:00 PM
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East Peru, Iowa - Heather Jobst arrived for a tour of a potential new wildlife area and was immediately struck by the uniqueness of the parcel’s size, lack of internal roads and its location less than an hour from Des Moines.
Drivers Alert, as Deer Activity Increases

Drivers Alert, as Deer Activity Increases

  • 10/2/2018 12:51:00 PM
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Shorter days and cooler fall temperatures are reminders to Iowa drivers that the risk of deer-vehicle collisions will increase in the coming weeks. On the plus side, the chance of hitting a whitetail remains at the lowest level in the last nine years.
Dedicated group of bowhunters provide high quality data to Iowa DNR

Dedicated group of bowhunters provide high quality data to Iowa DNR

  • 10/2/2018 12:50:00 PM
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A unique relationship between Iowa bowhunters and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Wildlife Research Section is entering its fourteenth year of partnering to collect observation data on wildlife they see while sitting in their tree stand.
Natural Resource Commission to meet October 11 in Des Moines

Natural Resource Commission to meet October 11 in Des Moines

  • 10/1/2018 8:28:00 AM
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Des Moines, Iowa – The Natural Resource Commission (NRC) of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources will meet at 9:30 a.m. on Oct. 11, in the Wallace State Office Building, fourth floor conference room, 502 East Ninth Street, in Des Moines.  
Iowa’s archery deer season begins Oct. 1

Iowa’s archery deer season begins Oct. 1

  • 9/25/2018 3:38:00 PM
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An estimated 60,000 hunters will be heading to the timber in the next few weeks as Iowa’s archery deer season gets underway Oct. 1.
Public meetings set to discuss chronic wasting disease

Public meetings set to discuss chronic wasting disease

  • 9/25/2018 3:35:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is hosting a series of meetings in early October to discuss the changes and new focus areas to its efforts to prevent the spread of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in Iowa’s deer herd.
Iowa DNR to discuss chronic wasting disease at Oct. 4 public meeting

Iowa DNR to discuss chronic wasting disease at Oct. 4 public meeting

  • 9/21/2018 7:35:00 PM
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CORYDON, Iowa - The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is hosting a public meeting to discuss the upcoming deer hunting season and new monitoring efforts for chronic wasting disease on Thursday, Oct. 4, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., in the 4H Banquet Hall on the Wayne County Fairgrounds, 800 Second Avenue, in Corydon.
Iowa DNR to discuss chronic wasting disease at Oct. 9 public meeting

Iowa DNR to discuss chronic wasting disease at Oct. 9 public meeting

  • 9/21/2018 6:03:00 PM
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COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa - The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is hosting a public meeting to discuss the upcoming deer hunting season and new monitoring efforts for chronic wasting disease (CWD) on Oct. 9, from 2 to 3:30 p.m., at Bass Pro Shops, 2901 Bass Pro Drive, in Council Bluffs.
Iowa DNR to discuss chronic wasting disease at Oct. 8 public meeting

Iowa DNR to discuss chronic wasting disease at Oct. 8 public meeting

  • 9/21/2018 5:53:00 PM
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CORRECTIONVILLE, Iowa - The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is hosting a public meeting to discuss the upcoming deer hunting season and new monitoring efforts for chronic wasting disease (CWD) on Oct. 8, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., at the Correctionville Community Center, 312 Driftwood Street, in Correctionville.
Iowa DNR to host hunting incident academy

Iowa DNR to host hunting incident academy

  • 9/11/2018 12:16:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is partnering with the International Hunter Education Association to host the USA Hunting Incident Investigation Academy at Honey Creek State Park Resort and the DNR Rathbun Fish Hatchery September 16 -20.
Natural Resource Commission to meet September 13 in Mills County

Natural Resource Commission to meet September 13 in Mills County

  • 9/5/2018 1:45:00 PM
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PACIFIC JUNCTION, Iowa – The Natural Resource Commission (NRC) of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources will meet at 8:30 a.m. on Sept. 13, at the Mills County Conservation Board Nature Center, 56235 Deacon Road, in Pacific Junction.
Iowa shooters win six events at national competition

Iowa shooters win six events at national competition

  • 8/28/2018 10:42:00 AM
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Marengo, Ohio - Iowa action shooters won six categories at the National Championship of the Scholastic Action Shooting Program, in Marengo, Ohio, led by Dysart’s Nate Gibson who captured top honors in Rimfire Pistol, Pistol Caliber Carbine and Iron Rifle.
Tree stand safety focus of awareness campaign

Tree stand safety focus of awareness campaign

  • 8/28/2018 10:41:00 AM
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The campaign to reduce and eliminate tree stand accidents by raising awareness of this issue and providing education about safe tree stand hunting best practices appears to be getting positive results.
Space available in upcoming hunter education classes

Space available in upcoming hunter education classes

  • 8/28/2018 10:35:00 AM
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Hunter Education Classroom courses are offered by knowledgeable and certified volunteer instructors and Iowa Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officers. Classroom courses are typically 12-15 hours in length and are held over 2 to 3 sessions (days). In order to receive certification, a student must attend all sessions and pass the final exam.
Iowa’s pheasant population second highest in a decade

Iowa’s pheasant population second highest in a decade

  • 8/28/2018 10:32:00 AM
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BOONE - Iowa’s pheasant hunters can expect to find more birds this fall when they head to the fields, predict state wildlife experts. That forecast is based on the recently completed statewide population survey of pheasants, quail, partridge, cottontail rabbits and jackrabbits.
Iowa’s rabbit season opens Sept. 1

Iowa’s rabbit season opens Sept. 1

  • 8/21/2018 11:42:00 AM
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The good news for Iowa’s cottontail rabbit hunters is that Iowa has a lot of rabbits with the southern third and the east central region of the state leading the way. The better news for hunters is Iowa’s cottontail rabbit season begins Sept. 1 statewide.
Iowa’s squirrel season opens Sept. 1

Iowa’s squirrel season opens Sept. 1

  • 8/21/2018 11:41:00 AM
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Iowa hunters take note: it’s time to dust off the hunting skills and head to the woods to match wits with one of the most cunning species afield, the elusive Iowa bushy-tail. Squirrel hunting season opens Sept. 1 statewide.
Iowa's teal season opens Sept. 1

Iowa's teal season opens Sept. 1

  • 8/21/2018 11:40:00 AM
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Iowa’s first duck hunting season begins September 1 with the 16 day teal-only season. These fast flying early migrators use the first cool spell in late August as a sign to start heading south.
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