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Darling is Back! Premiers This Saturday and Sunday

Darling is Back! Premiers This Saturday and Sunday

  • 12/8/2015 7:10:00 AM
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Lake Darling State Park will be the site of the premier showing of “Darling is Back!: The Restoration of Lake Darling,” Dec. 12 and 13, at 3 p.m. and lasts about two hours.
Members Sought for Brushy Creek Board

Members Sought for Brushy Creek Board

  • 12/8/2015 7:09:00 AM
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Hikers, bikers and horseback riders interested in protecting, preserving and enhancing the trail system at Brushy Creek State Recreation Area are being encouraged to serve on the Iowa Department of Natural Resources’ Brushy Creek Trail Advisory Board.
Give the Gift that Lasts All Year: Iowa Outdoors Magazine

Give the Gift that Lasts All Year: Iowa Outdoors Magazine

  • 12/8/2015 7:07:00 AM
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Take advantage of a special 30 percent off the regular subscription price, and give Iowa Outdoors Magazine to your friends or family this holiday season! Six issues (one-year) are just $10 and will include the 2017 calendar.
2016 Hunting, Fishing Licenses on Sale Dec 15

2016 Hunting, Fishing Licenses on Sale Dec 15

  • 12/8/2015 7:04:00 AM
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The calendar insists it’s middle December – regardless of what the thermometer says – meaning 2015 will soon become 2016 and time to renew hunting and fishing licenses.
Don't Wait Till the Last Minute to Purchase Second Shotgun Deer Season Licenses

Don't Wait Till the Last Minute to Purchase Second Shotgun Deer Season Licenses

  • 12/8/2015 6:56:00 AM
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Second shotgun deer season could see a few more hunters than usual this year. The combination of warmer than usual temperatures during the first shotgun season and the Iowa Hawkeyes playing in the Big Ten championship football game kept many first season hunters out of the timber.
Natural Resource Commission to Meet December 10 in Des Moines

Natural Resource Commission to Meet December 10 in Des Moines

  • 12/7/2015 6:42:00 AM
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Des Moines – The Natural Resource Commission (NRC) of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources will meet 9:30 a.m., Dec. 10, in the fourth floor conference room, Wallace State Office Building, in Des Moines.
Boil Advisory Issued for City of Lovilla

Boil Advisory Issued for City of Lovilla

  • 12/7/2015 6:41:00 AM
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LOVILLA – A planned boil advisory has been issued for the city of Lovilla in Monroe County starting Tuesday Dec. 8th while a water main project is being completed.
Dispersion Modeling Data and Guidance Updates Available for Use

Dispersion Modeling Data and Guidance Updates Available for Use

  • 12/4/2015 9:28:00 AM
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The DNR has updated the pre-processed meteorological data for AERMOD, the default background concentrations, and various guidance documents. Projects with approved protocols that include approval to use the old data, and modeling analyses submitted prior to December 4, 2015, will not have to use the new data. Applicants submitting new projects on or after December 4 should begin using the updated data and guidance immediately. The updates are summarized below.
DNR to Hold Public Meeting on Permit Needed by Pipeline Project

DNR to Hold Public Meeting on Permit Needed by Pipeline Project

  • 12/3/2015 10:27:00 AM
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DES MOINES – The public is invited to provide comments on a permit needed by the Dakota Access Pipeline Project to cross publicly-owned land and water under jurisdiction of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.
EPC to Hear Manure Management Report, Rule on Contracts

EPC to Hear Manure Management Report, Rule on Contracts

  • 12/3/2015 10:20:00 AM
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WINDSOR HEIGHTS – Commissioners will hear a presentation on manure management, and be asked to approve contracts and an air quality referral to the Iowa Attorney General, at the Dec. 15 Environmental Protection Commission meeting.
Olofson Shooting Range to Close Dec 20 for Construction

Olofson Shooting Range to Close Dec 20 for Construction

  • 12/1/2015 7:04:00 AM
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POLK CITY - The Charles “Butch” Olofson shooting range at Big Creek State Park in Polk County will close on December 20 to allow contractors to remove the old structures and install a new registration and classroom facility, add new baffles, and conduct lead reclamation and berm maintenance.
2015 DNR Volunteer Fire Assistance Grants Awarded to Rural Fire Departments

2015 DNR Volunteer Fire Assistance Grants Awarded to Rural Fire Departments

  • 12/1/2015 7:00:00 AM
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More than $173,000 in 50 percent cost-share grants have recently been awarded to 74 of Iowa’s rural fire departments to aid their efforts in protecting Iowan’s and their property from wildfires. The grants offer valuable funding assistance for wildfire suppression, personal protective and communications equipment.
New Title V Application Completeness Review Checklist

New Title V Application Completeness Review Checklist

  • 11/30/2015 10:04:00 AM
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The DNR has a new air quality operating (Title V) permit application form – Completeness Review Checklist. The new Completeness Review Checklist is an optional tool that facilities and consultants may use when filling out a Title V permit application.
Where Do Your Recyclables Go?

Where Do Your Recyclables Go?

  • 11/30/2015 7:24:23 AM
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If your kids have ever asked what happens to that milk jug after you toss it in the recycling bin - or maybe you're curious yourself - here's what happens beyond the bin.
Deer Harvest Running Ahead of Previous Years

Deer Harvest Running Ahead of Previous Years

  • 11/24/2015 7:14:00 AM
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Hunters have reported harvesting more than 27,300 deer so far into the 2015 season, which is nearly 4,000 more than was reported in 2013 and 2014 over the same time period.
Pleasant Creek Lake Restoration Project Delayed

Pleasant Creek Lake Restoration Project Delayed

  • 11/24/2015 7:12:00 AM
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PALO, Iowa – The lake restoration project at the Pleasant Creek Recreation Area scheduled to begin this winter has been postponed to April 2016 due to an unforeseen problem with the main gate valve in the dam requiring it to be replaced before the project can begin.
Siouxland I-29 Focus of Special Game Check

Siouxland I-29 Focus of Special Game Check

  • 11/24/2015 7:10:00 AM
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SIOUX CITY - The southbound Interstate-29 weigh station south of Sioux City was a busy place on the afternoon of November 15. It was the interviewing location for a game check point that identified and interviewed 620 people traveling on the interstate between noon and 5 p.m. that had been hunting, fishing or had a firearm in their vehicle.
Move Over, Turkey: Pheasant for Thanksgiving

Move Over, Turkey: Pheasant for Thanksgiving

  • 11/24/2015 6:48:00 AM
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With pheasant numbers up, it's time to not only reinstate the annual Thanksgiving pheasant hunt tradition, but to put one on the table for the big holiday meal, too.
Preview Opportunity for DNR’s New Emissions Reporting System

Preview Opportunity for DNR’s New Emissions Reporting System

  • 11/20/2015 7:37:00 AM
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The SLEIS Preview Webinar previously scheduled for November 20th from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM CST has been re-scheduled to November 24th from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM CST due to the pending inclement weather. Please see details below to register for the SLEIS Webinar on November 24th.
Bottled Water Advisory Remains in Effect for Sheldahl

Bottled Water Advisory Remains in Effect for Sheldahl

  • 11/19/2015 7:08:00 AM
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SHELDAHL – Water samples from the city of Sheldahl in Polk County are still testing high for nitrites, keeping a bottled water advisory in effect for infants under six months old.
New Title V EZ Mod Permit Application Form

New Title V EZ Mod Permit Application Form

  • 11/19/2015 2:24:00 AM
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The DNR has a new air quality operating (Title V) permit application form – EZ Mod Form. The new EZ Mod Form is an optional alternative to the standard Title V application forms to request a minor Title V permit modification. To reduce submitting duplicate information, this form incorporates data elements from air construction permit applications and final issued air construction permits.
Wood Ducks Cuffed for Migratory Behavior

Wood Ducks Cuffed for Migratory Behavior

  • 11/18/2015 6:22:00 AM
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Each year in late summer at 31 Iowa locations, seclusive wood ducks are captured and banded as part of a U.S. and Canadian effort to learn their migratory pathways, survival rates and breeding areas. The efforts help establish hunting seasons and regulations.
Cool Things You Should Know About Crayfish

Cool Things You Should Know About Crayfish

  • 11/18/2015 4:57:00 AM
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Whether you call it a crawdad, crayfish, or crawfish, the facts on these critters can be amazing. They can regrow legs, carry up to 450 eggs, and they’ve lived in Iowa for 13,000 years. And then there are cool blue crayfish like this one, called virile crayfish - scientists believe a recessive gene causes the bright blue coloring.
Sight in Guns Before Deer Season Begins

Sight in Guns Before Deer Season Begins

  • 11/17/2015 10:30:00 AM
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Hunters have the opportunity to get reacquainted with their gun before deer season begins at 11 Iowa Department of Natural Resources’ shooting ranges across the state.
Basic Firearm Rules are Important For A Safe Hunt

Basic Firearm Rules are Important For A Safe Hunt

  • 11/17/2015 10:27:00 AM
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The first of Iowa’s two shotgun deer seasons opens on Dec. 5, and while optimism for a successful hunt is the primary focus, hunters are encouraged to brush up on safe hunting practices.
Hunters Use Popular Program to Donate Deer Meat to Food Bank of Iowa

Hunters Use Popular Program to Donate Deer Meat to Food Bank of Iowa

  • 11/17/2015 10:25:00 AM
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Have an extra deer at the end of the hunt? Maybe you bought an extra tag, to hunt longer? Consider donating to Iowa’s HUSH program. HUSH (Help Us Stop Hunger) works with 81 participating lockers to provide high quality meat to needy Iowans, through the Food Bank of Iowa.
Register Your Harvest

Register Your Harvest

  • 11/17/2015 10:15:00 AM
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Your deer is down, tagged and on its way to the truck. Your harvest is not complete, though, until you register it; online, over the phone or at a license vendor.
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.
Iowa's 2015 Shotgun Deer Season Preview

Iowa's 2015 Shotgun Deer Season Preview

  • 11/17/2015 10:12:00 AM
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Iowa’s shotgun deer season is still a few weeks away leaving time for hunters to contact landowners, sight in shotguns and tend to all the details before getting out and enjoying Iowa’s outdoors with friends and family.
Know Your Bait: Legal Fishing Bait in Iowa

Know Your Bait: Legal Fishing Bait in Iowa

  • 11/17/2015 8:06:00 AM
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While many anglers buy tackle and bait from commercial dealers, others prefer to catch their own. While live bait can be extremely effective, it can also get anglers into hot water if they don’t know the bait regulations or cannot correctly identify bait species they collect from public waters.
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