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Pheasant hunting on Thanksgiving as traditional as pumpkin pie

Pheasant hunting on Thanksgiving as traditional as pumpkin pie

  • 11/23/2021 3:09:00 PM
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For many Iowans, a Thanksgiving Day pheasant hunt is as much a part of the holiday tradition as football, battling over the last turkey leg and an afternoon nap, and this year’s outing may be one of the best.
PFAS monitoring results expected this week

PFAS monitoring results expected this week

  • 11/23/2021 10:40:00 AM
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DES MOINES - The first of many test results for per- and polyflyouroalkyl (PFAS) chemicals are expected to start coming in soon. Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) include a large group of man-made chemicals that have been used for decades.
DNR enforcement actions for Nov. 18

DNR enforcement actions for Nov. 18

  • 11/18/2021 3:43:00 PM
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DES MOINES – DNR staff work with individuals, businesses and communities to help them protect our natural resources by complying with state and federal laws. This approach is very effective. In the few cases where compliance cannot be achieved, the DNR issues enforcement actions.
Air Quality permits under review for Nov. 18

Air Quality permits under review for Nov. 18

  • 11/18/2021 3:32:00 PM
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DES MOINES – The DNR Air Quality Bureau has the following draft permits up for review. The permits help protect Iowans’ health and air quality. DNR’s permitting staff review each permit application to ensure facilities comply with state and federal air quality requirements.
Iowa’s Scholastic Clay Target Program crowns collegiate skeet and sporting clays champions

Iowa’s Scholastic Clay Target Program crowns collegiate skeet and sporting clays champions

  • 11/16/2021 2:43:00 PM
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Iowa’s 4 yr Collegiate Scholastic Clay Target Teams competed this past weekend in a four discipline competition: American trap, skeet, sporting clays, and super sporting. William Penn Shotgun Sports won the sporting clays and skeet team championships, while the Wartburg Knights won the trap and super sporting team championships. 
All 18 community trout ponds have been stocked this fall

All 18 community trout ponds have been stocked this fall

  • 11/16/2021 2:26:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) released between 1,000 to 2,000 rainbow trout at each of the final three community trout ponds as part of its cool weather trout program that brings trout to areas that cannot support them during the summer.  
Fall trout spawn in full swing

Fall trout spawn in full swing

  • 11/16/2021 2:08:00 PM
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Hundreds of yellow ovals offset the brown and green coloration of each female brown trout ready to spawn at the Manchester Fish Hatchery. The splashes of color are signs that trout spawning season is in full swing. 
All Iowans can help protect fish and wildlife through Turn in Poachers

All Iowans can help protect fish and wildlife through Turn in Poachers

  • 11/16/2021 1:52:00 PM
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Information is reported to the Turn in Poachers (TIP) system all year long, with a noticeable increase from September to January as part of the fall and winter hunting seasons. Regardless of the time of year or day of the week, the most important factor for the public in using the TIP system is timeliness.
Safety first, during the shotgun seasons

Safety first, during the shotgun seasons

  • 11/16/2021 1:49:00 PM
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The long wait is almost over. For an expected 55-60,000 deer hunters, the shotgun deer seasons are right around the corner and before they head to the timber, it’s important that everyone go through their gear to make sure everything still fits and still works and takes time to review their hunting safety plan.
Do carbonated beverages reduce bleeding from fish gill injuries?

Do carbonated beverages reduce bleeding from fish gill injuries?

  • 11/16/2021 9:33:00 AM
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Releasing fish due to size limits or for catch-and-release practices has anglers trying new methods to help severely hooked fish. Fish hooked in the gills have lower survival chances. Some anglers say pouring carbonated water or soda pop over hooked gills helps. They claim the carbon dioxide causes blood vessels to constrict or that phosphoric acid in beverages causes blood to clot. Let’s burst this bubble and see if it is fizz or fact.
Train derailment into Mississippi River near Montrose

Train derailment into Mississippi River near Montrose

  • 11/15/2021 8:17:00 AM
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MONTROSE, IOWA -- At approximately 11:50 PM on November 13, 2021 a train collided with a barge that had been parked along the shore of the Mississippi River near Montrose in Lee County, Iowa. The southbound train operated by BNSF hit the stationary barge, derailing two locomotives and overturning several coal cars between the main line and side track. Several hundred gallons of diesel was released on the ballast material, and was seeping into the Mississippi River from the locomotive fuel tank. A number of coal ca...
DNR enforcement actions for Nov. 10

DNR enforcement actions for Nov. 10

  • 11/10/2021 12:14:00 PM
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DES MOINES – DNR staff work with individuals, businesses and communities to help them protect our natural resources by complying with state and federal laws. This approach is very effective. In the few cases where compliance cannot be achieved, the DNR issues enforcement actions.
Air Quality permits under review for Nov. 10

Air Quality permits under review for Nov. 10

  • 11/10/2021 12:13:00 PM
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DES MOINES – The DNR Air Quality Bureau has the following draft permits up for review. The permits help protect Iowans’ health and air quality. DNR’s permitting staff review each permit application to ensure facilities comply with state and federal air quality requirements.
Grants available for fishing and boating education programs in Hispanic communities

Grants available for fishing and boating education programs in Hispanic communities

  • 11/10/2021 8:31:00 AM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources’ Fish Iowa! angler education program has partnered with the Recreational Fishing and Boating Foundation’s (RBFF) Vamos A Pescar™ program to provide funding to local 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations to support local efforts to educate and engage families in high-density Hispanic communities through programs, classes and fishing activities. Minimum grant request is $5,000 with a 1:1 cash match required.
New Look Lizard Lake Wildlife Management Area

New Look Lizard Lake Wildlife Management Area

  • 11/8/2021 3:46:00 PM
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Lizard Lake Wildlife Management Area in Pocahontas County has received a massive facelift over the past 10 years turning what was once a shallow lake full of rough fish that suffered from severely degraded water quality to a healthy functioning ecosystem with some of the best water quality in the state.
Plan to participate in the Air Quality Client Contact meeting on November 18

Plan to participate in the Air Quality Client Contact meeting on November 18

  • 11/8/2021 2:03:00 PM
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Stay up-to-date on current events and upcoming changes in DNR’s air quality program. Plan to attend an open forum with DNR staff at the Air Quality Client Contact Meeting at 1 p.m. on Thursday, November 18. The meeting can be accessed virtually with the details on the agenda.
Mitchellville boil order lifted

Mitchellville boil order lifted

  • 11/4/2021 2:55:00 PM
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MITCHELLVILLE - The boil advisory for the city of Mitchellville has been lifted after two sets of water samples tested safe for drinking.
Air Quality permits under review for Nov. 4

Air Quality permits under review for Nov. 4

  • 11/4/2021 12:05:00 PM
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DES MOINES – The DNR Air Quality Bureau has the following draft permits up for review. The permits help protect Iowans’ health and air quality. DNR’s permitting staff review each permit application to ensure facilities comply with state and federal air quality requirements.
2021 Iowa Trout Angler Survey

2021 Iowa Trout Angler Survey

  • 11/2/2021 12:51:00 PM
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Anglers who purchased the trout permit for the 2021 season may receive an email soon inviting them to participate in the online 2021 Trout Angler Survey.
Fifteen community trout stocking locations ready for anglers to catch trout

Fifteen community trout stocking locations ready for anglers to catch trout

  • 11/2/2021 12:48:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) released between 1,000 to 2,000 rainbow trout at 15 of the 18 community trout stocking locations across Iowa as part of its cool weather trout program that brings trout to areas that cannot support them during the summer. 
Fall fishing for Iowa’s prized trout

Fall fishing for Iowa’s prized trout

  • 11/2/2021 12:45:00 PM
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Enjoy what’s left of the spectacular colors and cool weather fishing in northeast Iowa’s hundreds of miles of trout streams this fall. From easily accessible streams in state or county parks, to those found in Iowa’s most wild and remote natural spaces, there are plenty of places to catch rainbow, brown and brook trout.
Boil Order for City of Mitchellville

Boil Order for City of Mitchellville

  • 11/1/2021 1:58:00 PM
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MITCHELLVILLE, Iowa - Authorities issued a boil advisory for the entire community of Mitchellville after the city lost its water supply when a water main was damaged during a construction project.
Air Quality permits under review for October 28

Air Quality permits under review for October 28

  • 10/28/2021 10:43:00 AM
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DES MOINES – The DNR Air Quality Bureau has the following draft permits up for review. The permits help protect Iowans’ health and air quality. DNR’s permitting staff review each permit application to ensure facilities comply with state and federal air quality requirements.
 DNR enforcement actions for October 28

DNR enforcement actions for October 28

  • 10/28/2021 10:43:00 AM
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DES MOINES – DNR staff work with individuals, businesses and communities to help them protect our natural resources by complying with state and federal laws. This approach is very effective. In the few cases where compliance cannot be achieved, the DNR issues enforcement actions.
Duck hunters encouraged to use safe boating practices while on the water

Duck hunters encouraged to use safe boating practices while on the water

  • 10/26/2021 4:08:00 PM
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Duck hunters who hunt from a boat are encouraged to include boating safety as part of their hunting plan. Waterfowl hunters use boats on some of the coldest days of the year. Not only is the water deathly cold on these days, but the hunter is likely wearing enough layers to make themselves heavy and clumsy, and if they go into the water, they are in serious trouble.
Fall is a great time to plant shade trees

Fall is a great time to plant shade trees

  • 10/26/2021 4:02:00 PM
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It’s not too late to plant some varieties of shade trees before winter sets in. Fall is an ideal time to plant new trees with mild temperatures and adequate ground moisture.
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