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Meet Iowa’s sleepiest mammal

Meet Iowa’s sleepiest mammal

  • 1/15/2019 9:06:00 AM
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The thirteen-lined ground squirrel (Spermophilus tridecemlineatus), colloquially known as “squinnies” in Iowa, spends more of the year asleep than awake.
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.
Squirrel season begins September 2

Squirrel season begins September 2

  • 8/22/2017 10:58:00 AM
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Squirrel hunters should expect to find an average to above average squirrel population over most of the state, with higher squirrel numbers in areas with quality oak and hickory trees. Squirrel season opens Sept. 2.
9 animals you probably won’t see in Iowa

9 animals you probably won’t see in Iowa

  • 8/4/2017 1:15:00 PM
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Whether they are on the endangered species list, only come out during certain times of the year, or are simply hard to see, these animals are rarely seen in Iowa.
Squirrel Season Begins September 3

Squirrel Season Begins September 3

  • 8/16/2016 12:49:00 PM
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Squirrel hunters should expect to find an average to above average squirrel population over most of the state, with higher squirrel numbers in areas with higher acorn production. Squirrel season opens Sept. 3.
7 Cool Things You Should Know About Squirrels

7 Cool Things You Should Know About Squirrels

  • 5/6/2016 10:52:00 AM
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In Iowa it’s hard to go outside without at least glimpsing a squirrel. This nimble and common wildlife family is well known for its acrobatic tendencies and potential as a garden or birdfeeder thief. But do you know all the facts about your fuzzy neighbors?