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Iowa’s rabbit, squirrel season opens Sept. 5

Iowa’s rabbit, squirrel season opens Sept. 5

  • 8/25/2020 1:42:00 PM
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The good news for Iowa’s cottontail rabbit hunters is that Iowa has a strong population of rabbits, similar to last year, with the southern and east central part of the state seeing the best overall numbers. The better news for hunters is Iowa’s cottontail rabbit season begins Sept. 5 statewide.
New virus strain impacting rabbit populations

New virus strain impacting rabbit populations

  • 5/19/2020 1:27:00 PM
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State wildlife experts are on the lookout for a new virus impacting the native rabbit and hare populations in Texas, Arizona, Colorado, California and New Mexico.
Iowa’s rabbit, squirrel season opens Aug. 31

Iowa’s rabbit, squirrel season opens Aug. 31

  • 8/20/2019 12:22:00 PM
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The good news for Iowa’s cottontail rabbit hunters is that Iowa has a strong population of rabbits, similar to last year, with only the east central part of the state seeing a decline in numbers. The better news for hunters is Iowa’s cottontail rabbit season begins Aug. 31 statewide.
Cool things you should know about jackrabbits

Cool things you should know about jackrabbits

  • 3/5/2019 9:29:00 AM
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Once a well-known resident of Iowa’s grasslands, the white-tailed jackrabbit (Lepus townsendii) calls Iowa home in much lower numbers today due to loss of habitat. However, they still remain one of Iowa’s most interesting mammals!
Iowa’s rabbit season opens Sept. 1

Iowa’s rabbit season opens Sept. 1

  • 8/21/2018 12:42:00 PM
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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.
Hunting seasons starting to close

Hunting seasons starting to close

  • 1/3/2017 12:18:00 PM
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Iowa’s pheasant, late muzzleloader and archery deer, and archery fall turkey seasons close on Jan. 10.  Furbearer seasons, squirrel, quail, partridge and grouse remain open until Jan. 31.
8 cool things you should know about rabbits

8 cool things you should know about rabbits

  • 10/5/2016 3:03:00 PM
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Rabbits are a common pet, pest and prey, but how much do you really know about them? Check out the facts below to see why bunnies are important in Iowa and around the world.
Iowa's Rabbit Season Opens September 3

Iowa's Rabbit Season Opens September 3

  • 8/16/2016 1:48:00 PM
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Iowa’s cottontail rabbit season opens Sept. 3. Cottontails can be found in every county but higher populations are found in southeast and south central Iowa.
Iowa's Pheasant Population Jumps 37 Percent; Quail Highest Count in 21 Years

Iowa's Pheasant Population Jumps 37 Percent; Quail Highest Count in 21 Years

  • 9/1/2015 12:00:00 PM
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Iowa’s pheasant population increased for the second year in a row to a statewide average of 24 birds, up 37 percent over 2014. This is the highest bird count since 2008 for most of the state, and in southeast Iowa, it’s the highest count in more than a decade.
Five Awesome Outdoorsy Spring Recipes

Five Awesome Outdoorsy Spring Recipes

  • 5/1/2015 5:34:00 AM
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Set the table, because spring in Iowa is a great time to fill the frying pan and warm up the grill for the best of Iowa's outdoors, from crappie and turkey to morels and wild asparagus.