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Celebrate a child’s first fish

Celebrate a child’s first fish

  • 6/4/2019 2:07:00 PM
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Preserve the memory of your kid or grandkid hooking their first fish this summer with a special certificate. Print the certificate yourself from an electronic file posted online or request a printed certificate.
Two seriously injured in incident at Brown’s Lake

Two seriously injured in incident at Brown’s Lake

  • 5/26/2019 6:11:00 PM
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SALIX, Iowa – DNR Conservation Officers responded to a boating incident that left two people with serious injuries on Saturday, May 25 at Brown’s Lake just before 4:00pm.
5 hidden surprises at Stone State Park

5 hidden surprises at Stone State Park

  • 5/23/2019 11:45:00 AM
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Nestled in the northern portion of Iowa’s Loess Hills overlooking the South Dakota and Iowa border, Stone State Park is rich in local history, diverse plant life and rugged terrain.
6 hidden surprises at Dolliver Memorial State Park

6 hidden surprises at Dolliver Memorial State Park

  • 5/8/2019 9:53:00 AM
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Located along the Des Moines River just south of Fort Dodge, Dolliver Memorial State Park is packed with hidden gems and unique natural history. With the help of park manager Kevin Henning, here’s six surprising facts about Dolliver worth knowing before visiting.
 Iowa DNR to begin annual spring burning

Iowa DNR to begin annual spring burning

  • 3/18/2019 12:42:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will be conducting prescribed burns this spring on wildlife management areas managed by the Iowa DNR’s Black Hawk Wildlife Unit in Sac, Buena Vista, Calhoun, Crawford and Ida counties.
Bald Eagle Midwinter Survey results are in

Bald Eagle Midwinter Survey results are in

  • 2/7/2019 5:19:00 PM
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Iowa is one of the most important wintering grounds for Bald Eagles with thousands of the huge raptors moving into the state from the north to join our resident breeding birds.  Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan all have some of the highest densities of nesting Bald Eagles in the lower 48 states and many of those eagles, especially from MN and WI move into Iowa during the winter months and frequently gather in large numbers around areas of open water to feed and roost. 
Notice to Bidders - Iowa Department of Natural Resources

Notice to Bidders - Iowa Department of Natural Resources

  • 1/31/2019 11:33:00 AM
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Sealed bids will be received by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Engineering Bureau, at the Wallace State Office Building, 502 East 9th Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50319-0034 until 11:00 A.M., February 21, 2019 for the public improvement projects listed below, at which time they will be opened publicly
SLEIS training rescheduled for next week

SLEIS training rescheduled for next week

  • 1/30/2019 10:37:00 AM
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The SLEIS training sessions scheduled for tomorrow in Cedar Rapids have been rescheduled for next Wednesday. The same training sessions will be offered in Des Moines next Thursday.
Man dies in coyote hunting incident

Man dies in coyote hunting incident

  • 1/28/2019 11:53:00 AM
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CLAY COUNTY, Iowa -- On January 27, at approximately 11:15 a.m., Clay County Sheriff’s deputies, Iowa DNR conservation officers and local emergency personnel responded to a report of a hunting incident near County Highway B53 and 160th Ave. in Clay County. 
DNR investigating hunting incidents, urges safety as top priority

DNR investigating hunting incidents, urges safety as top priority

  • 12/11/2018 12:54:00 PM
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DES MOINES, Iowa – DNR conservation officers responded to numerous hunting incidents this weekend during the second shotgun season for deer. The following are incidents that are currently under investigation by the Iowa DNR and any possible charges will be forthcoming.
Special $10 offer for Iowa Outdoors magazine

Special $10 offer for Iowa Outdoors magazine

  • 11/26/2018 2:32:00 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! 
Banner and Butch Olofson shooting ranges open Black Friday

Banner and Butch Olofson shooting ranges open Black Friday

  • 11/13/2018 2:04:00 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.
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 10:39:00 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 12:34:00 PM
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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.
Spencer man injured in hunting incident

Spencer man injured in hunting incident

  • 10/16/2018 12:38:00 PM
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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.  
Drivers Alert, as Deer Activity Increases

Drivers Alert, as Deer Activity Increases

  • 10/2/2018 1:51:00 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.
Fall fishing is one of Iowa's best kept secrets

Fall fishing is one of Iowa's best kept secrets

  • 9/18/2018 4:16:00 PM
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Fall is a great time to catch fish with family and friends. The air is cool, the views are picturesque, lakes are less crowded and the fish are easy to catch.
Iowa DNR to host hunting incident academy

Iowa DNR to host hunting incident academy

  • 9/11/2018 1:16:00 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.
Initial statewide mapping of conservation practices now complete

Initial statewide mapping of conservation practices now complete

  • 7/31/2018 10:00:00 AM
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DES MOINES – A statewide effort to identify and map six types of conservation practices (terraces, ponds, grassed waterways, water and sediment control basins, contour strip cropping and contour buffer strips/prairie strips) has been completed and provides the most comprehensive inventory of conservation practices in the nation.
DNR to Delay Implementation of Revised PM2.5 SILs

DNR to Delay Implementation of Revised PM2.5 SILs

  • 7/30/2018 8:29:00 AM
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On April 17, 2018 EPA released a memo titled “Guidance on Significant Impact Levels for Ozone and Fine Particles in the Prevention of Significant Deterioration Permitting Program.” In this guidance EPA recommended a 24-hour significant impact level (SIL) of 1.2 µg/m3 for particulate matter less than or equal to 2.5 microns in diameter (PM2.5), which is the same level as the previously proposed draft SIL
DNR responding to crash involving diesel spill

DNR responding to crash involving diesel spill

  • 6/18/2018 3:49:00 PM
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LYON COUNTY, Iowa – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is responding to a crash and diesel spill near Marsh Avenue and A-34 about four miles south of Little Rock in Lyon County.
Wastewater discharge near Carroll stopped

Wastewater discharge near Carroll stopped

  • 6/8/2018 4:52:00 PM
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CARROLL - Wastewater flowed into a drainage ditch on the east side of Carroll Thursday afternoon after a bridge contractor struck a sewer main.
Sulfur Dioxide Data Requirements Rule Report Available for Public Review and Comment

Sulfur Dioxide Data Requirements Rule Report Available for Public Review and Comment

  • 5/17/2018 8:28:00 AM
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The DNR is evaluating recent changes in sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions in Des Moines and Wapello Counties in the second annual report required by the federal SO2 Data Requirements Rule (DRR). The DRR requires an annual assessment of recent SO2 emissions in any area where air quality modeling of actual emissions provided the basis for designating the area attainment for the 2010 1-hour SO2 national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS).
Join a First Day Hike on New Year’s Day

Join a First Day Hike on New Year’s Day

  • 12/27/2017 12:20:00 PM
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DES MOINES – What’s the best way to spend New Year’s Day? Take a First Day Hike in one of 27 participating Iowa state parks! Hikers can expect to be surrounded by the quiet beauty of nature in winter, and experience spectacular views, beautiful settings and the cultural treasures offered by Iowa’s state parks.  
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