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DNR continues to monitor for Chronic Wasting Disease

DNR continues to monitor for Chronic Wasting Disease

  • 11/21/2023 11:51:00 AM
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The Iowa DNR will be working with hunters again this gun season to collect deer tissue samples to test for chronic wasting disease. So far this year, tissue samples from eight individual deer are suspected positive for the always fatal disease.
Iowa Department of Natural Resources and the Iowa Donor Network launch new donor registry

Iowa Department of Natural Resources and the Iowa Donor Network launch new donor registry

  • 9/5/2019 8:07:00 AM
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DES MOINES, IA— The Iowa Department of Natural Resources and the Iowa Donor Network launched a new organ, eye, and tissue donor registry on Wednesday, September 4th. The new registry makes it possible for Iowans to register as organ, eye and tissue donors when obtaining a hunting, fishing or fur harvester license.
8 Festive Birdfeeders to Make This Winter

8 Festive Birdfeeders to Make This Winter

  • 1/19/2016 9:58:00 AM
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While you may deal with this cold season by filling up on holiday treats and game day goodies, winter can be a lean time for Iowa wildlife. To help your feathered friends find a meal, take a few minutes to create one of these festive feeders for your yard, or make a fancy batch as a gift.
DNR To Continue Surveillance for Chronic Wasting Disease

DNR To Continue Surveillance for Chronic Wasting Disease

  • 11/17/2015 10:13:00 AM
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The Iowa DNR’s wildlife staff will be collecting tissue samples during Iowa’s shotgun deer seasons to test for the presence of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in Iowa’s wild deer herd.