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Iowa’s furbearer season begins Nov. 2

Iowa’s furbearer season begins Nov. 2

  • 10/22/2019 2:43:00 PM
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Furharvesters take note: the outlook is pretty decent for most of the commonly targeted species ahead of Iowa’s furbearer hunting and trapping season.
Pheasant hunters hoping for a repeat of 2018 season

Pheasant hunters hoping for a repeat of 2018 season

  • 10/22/2019 2:40:00 PM
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Last year, Iowa pheasant hunters bagged more roosters than they had in the last decade. With that fresh in their memory, how will the 2019 pheasant season measure up?
AFO Survey Results

AFO Survey Results

  • 10/17/2019 2:30:00 PM
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The results are in from the recent readership survey and overall, you gave the Animal Feeding Operations (AFO) eNews some pretty high ratings.
Iowa pheasant population survey begins Aug. 1

Iowa pheasant population survey begins Aug. 1

  • 7/23/2019 11:35:00 AM
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The extent of impact that a cold and snowy late winter and heavy rains and flooding in April and May had on pheasant nesting success will likely be seen when the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) conducts its annual pheasant counts.
Bat survey looking for volunteers

Bat survey looking for volunteers

  • 4/23/2019 2:19:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources and Iowa State University are looking for volunteers interested in performing night time surveys for bats in Dubuque, Lucas, Jackson, Warren and Clayton counties. 
Acoustic Monitoring Survey for Iowa's Nine Bat Species

Acoustic Monitoring Survey for Iowa's Nine Bat Species

  • 4/23/2019 7:45:00 AM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources and Iowa State University are looking for volunteers interested in performing night time surveys for bats in Dubuque, Lucas, Jackson, Warren and Clayton counties
Annual spring wildlife survey underway

Annual spring wildlife survey underway

  • 4/9/2019 11:07:00 AM
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Ordinarily, a slow moving vehicle at night in the Iowa countryside spotlighting deer, raccoons or coyotes would send Iowans to their phone, speed-dialing their local conservation officer, but in this case, it may be the officer doing the shining.
Bald Eagle Midwinter Survey results are in

Bald Eagle Midwinter Survey results are in

  • 2/7/2019 4:19:00 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. 
Iowa citizens playing key role in tracking bald eagle nests and frog and toad populations

Iowa citizens playing key role in tracking bald eagle nests and frog and toad populations

  • 1/22/2019 11:40:00 AM
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It’s 10 o’clock on a summer night along a gravel road anywhere in Iowa. In the farm pond next to the road a raucous chorus of male frogs are making themselves heard as they vie for mates. A volunteer stands clipboard in hand, ear cocked, mentally sorting out each of the calling species which are using this seemingly ordinary pond. 
2018 Iowa angler survey underway

2018 Iowa angler survey underway

  • 12/6/2018 8:30:00 AM
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Anglers who bought a 2018 Iowa fishing license may receive a phone call or email soon from Responsive Management encouraging them to participate in a survey to help the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) improve fishing opportunities across the state.
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.
Iowa pheasant population survey begins Aug. 1

Iowa pheasant population survey begins Aug. 1

  • 7/31/2018 12:41:00 PM
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The extent of impact that a late winter and heavy rains and flooding in northern Iowa in June and July had on pheasant nesting success will likely be seen when the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) conducts its annual pheasant counts.
Help the DNR count turkeys this summer

Help the DNR count turkeys this summer

  • 7/3/2018 10:43:00 AM
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Hunters can help the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) with its annual population estimates by reporting all the turkeys seen in July and August.
Notes from Iowa’s outdoors

Notes from Iowa’s outdoors

  • 5/8/2018 10:57:00 AM
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Iowa’s 2018 reported spring turkey harvest is approaching 9,300 birds. Last year, hunters reported nearly 11,800 turkeys. Iowa’s spring turkey hunting season ends May 20.
Annual spring wildlife survey underway

Annual spring wildlife survey underway

  • 4/3/2018 12:11:00 PM
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Ordinarily, a slow-moving vehicle at night in the Iowa countryside spotlighting deer, raccoons or coyotes would send Iowans to their phone, speed-dialing their local conservation officer, but in this case, it may be the officer doing the shining.
Pheasant hunters should expect a repeat of 2016

Pheasant hunters should expect a repeat of 2016

  • 8/31/2017 12:39:00 PM
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It happens about as often as a total eclipse, but results from the Iowa roadside pheasant survey, conducted during the first two weeks of August, are not lining up with what is being reported from the field and by landowners from around the state.
Bat survey looking for volunteers

Bat survey looking for volunteers

  • 4/18/2017 11:13:00 AM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources and Iowa State University are looking for volunteers interested in performing night time surveys for bats in Hardin, Marshall, Jackson, and Dubuque counties. 
Annual spring wildlife survey underway

Annual spring wildlife survey underway

  • 4/4/2017 11:41:00 AM
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Ordinarily, a slow moving vehicle at night in the Iowa countryside spotlighting deer, raccoons or coyotes would send Iowans to their phone, speed-dialing their local conservation officer, but in this case, it may be the officer doing the shining.
Trout survey prize winners announced

Trout survey prize winners announced

  • 1/24/2017 12:22:00 PM
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BOONE - The recently completed 2016 Iowa Trout Angler Survey received more than 3,500 responses of which 11 names were drawn for prizes.
2016 Iowa trout angler survey

2016 Iowa trout angler survey

  • 10/11/2016 2:25:00 PM
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Anglers who purchased the trout permit for the 2016 season may receive a postcard soon encouraging them to participate in the 2016 Trout Angler Survey. As of October 1, 2016, nearly 45,000 resident and non-resident anglers purchased the trout permit, and 10,000 of these purchasers were selected to participate in the trout survey.
Iowa Pheasant Population Similar to 2015, Quail Highest in 27 Years

Iowa Pheasant Population Similar to 2015, Quail Highest in 27 Years

  • 8/30/2016 10:34:00 AM
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State officials covered more than 6,000 miles of county roads counting upland game during the first two weeks of August and after all the species were counted, data compiled and numbers crunched, what can Iowa pheasant hunters expect to find this fall?
Annual Pheasant Survey Begins August 1

Annual Pheasant Survey Begins August 1

  • 7/19/2016 12:21:00 PM
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Iowa’s 15-day annual pheasant population survey begins on Aug. 1, and wildlife experts say all indicators are pointing to a stable to increasing population of the popular game bird.