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Fall fishing for Iowa’s prize trout

Fall fishing for Iowa’s prize trout

  • 11/7/2023 11:52:00 AM
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Fishing Iowa’s trout streams is a unique way to enjoy the cool fall weather and marvel at the amazing colors of Iowa’s prize trout. Male brown and brook trout display their brightest, most vibrant spawning colors this time of year.
Consistent watering essential for new trees this fall

Consistent watering essential for new trees this fall

  • 10/17/2023 11:50:00 AM
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Fall is usually a good time to plant trees with mild temperatures and adequate ground moisture. With drought conditions across Iowa this fall, watering newly planted trees on a regular schedule through the 2024 growing season is essential for a strong start and healthy life.
Fall community trout stocking starts October 21

Fall community trout stocking starts October 21

  • 10/17/2023 11:44:00 AM
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Eighteen lakes across Iowa are gearing up to receive trout this fall. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will release between 1,000 to 2,000 rainbow trout at each location as part of its cool weather trout program that brings trout to areas that cannot support them during the summer months.
Iowa’s rabbit, squirrel season opens Sept. 2

Iowa’s rabbit, squirrel season opens Sept. 2

  • 8/29/2023 2:23:00 PM
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The good news for Iowa’s cottontail rabbit hunters is that Iowa has an abundant rabbit population, with the south-central part of the state seeing the best overall numbers. The better news for hunters is Iowa’s cottontail rabbit season begins Sept. 2 statewide.
Drought watch in place with below normal rainfall in May

Drought watch in place with below normal rainfall in May

  • 6/8/2023 3:06:00 PM
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DES MOINES - The state of Iowa faced a dry May with only 2.54 inches of rainfall, which is just over half of its normal rainfall for the month. This lack of rainfall has led to deteriorating conditions in soil moisture and stream flows across the state. Southwest Iowa has been hit the hardest with less than two inches of rain, which is only 35 percent of expected May precipitation. As a result, Iowa's Drought Regions have been rated as "Drought Watch", indicating that at least three indicators in the ...
Water Summary Update: April 2023 - Another dry month

Water Summary Update: April 2023 - Another dry month

  • 5/4/2023 2:25:00 PM
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DES MOINES — Rainfall in April was just over two inches but 1.5 inches below normal for the month. This comes after a drier than normal March. As a result, streamflows are down across much of the state, and conditions are generally deteriorating in the eastern two-thirds of Iowa. While all of the Drought Regions of Iowa are rated as “normal, " downward trends are shown in the state's central, northeastern, and southeastern parts. The US Drought Monitor introduced a small area of moderate drought in so...
Top three ways to handle fall leaves

Top three ways to handle fall leaves

  • 11/10/2022 2:21:00 PM
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DES MOINES — Fall leaves are beautiful – until they pile up in your yard. Don’t send those precious nutrients up in smoke. Instead, put those nuisance leaf piles to good use.
Fall fishing for Iowa’s prize trout

Fall fishing for Iowa’s prize trout

  • 11/8/2022 3:58:00 PM
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Enjoy the cool weather and scenic views while 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.
Top 3 Tips for Successful Fall Application

Top 3 Tips for Successful Fall Application

  • 11/4/2022 4:25:00 PM
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The long-term dry spell that started more than two years ago has left stream levels low and made fish and other aquatic critters like crayfish especially vulnerable to spills and even small amounts of pollutants.
Fall is a great time to plant shade trees

Fall is a great time to plant shade trees

  • 10/18/2022 1:21:00 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.
Fall community trout stocking starts October 19

Fall community trout stocking starts October 19

  • 10/11/2022 12:01:00 PM
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Eighteen lakes across Iowa are gearing up to receive trout this fall. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will release between 1,000 to 2,000 rainbow trout at each location as part of its cool weather trout program that brings trout to areas that cannot support them during the summer months.
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.
Top three ways to handle fall leaves

Top three ways to handle fall leaves

  • 10/18/2021 8:03:00 AM
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DES MOINES -- Fall leaves are beautiful – until they pile up in your yard. Don’t send those precious nutrients up in smoke. Instead, put those nuisance leaf piles to good use. Leaves, small branches and other landscape materials can nourish your lawn, garden or community. It’s easy:
Iowa's hunters prepping for another good pheasant season

Iowa's hunters prepping for another good pheasant season

  • 10/12/2021 1:42:00 PM
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With the annual fall crop harvest running ahead of schedule, Iowa’s 2021 pheasant season is expected to be another good one when 55,000 plus blaze orange clad hunters take to the fields on Oct. 30. 
Top 3 Tips for Successful Fall Application

Top 3 Tips for Successful Fall Application

  • 10/11/2021 2:06:00 PM
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The long-term dry spell that started more than two years ago makes fish and other aquatic critters like crayfish especially vulnerable to spills and small amounts of pollutants.
Iowa’s Scholastic Clay Target Program hosts largest youth trap shooting championship in Iowa

Iowa’s Scholastic Clay Target Program hosts largest youth trap shooting championship in Iowa

  • 6/23/2021 7:03:00 AM
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Athletes from 113 teams across Iowa converged on the Iowa State Trapshooting Home Grounds north of Cedar Falls for the 2021 Scholastic Clay Target Program State Trap Shooting Championship held June 8-13. More than 2,600 athletes from 4th grade through high school competed in three different competitions; singles trap, doubles trap, and handicap trap.
Shooting sports athletes converge on Cedar Falls for Iowa’s largest trap shoot

Shooting sports athletes converge on Cedar Falls for Iowa’s largest trap shoot

  • 6/8/2021 1:37:00 PM
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More than 2,700 Iowa shooting sports athletes will participate in the 2021 Iowa Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) Trap Championships in American Singles, Doubles, and Handicap Trap. More than 700,000 targets will be shot by the athletes, ranging in age from grade school through high school.
Fall fishing for Iowa’s prize trout

Fall fishing for Iowa’s prize trout

  • 11/3/2020 12:26:00 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.
Fall offers fantastic fishing – get out and enjoy it

Fall offers fantastic fishing – get out and enjoy it

  • 9/29/2020 1:15:00 PM
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Fall is a great time to catch fish with family and friends. The air is cool, the views are picturesque and the fish are easy to catch. Make lasting memories together and put your worries behind you.
Fall trout spawn in full swing

Fall trout spawn in full swing

  • 11/12/2019 11:53:00 AM
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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.
10 fall favorite trout fishing streams

10 fall favorite trout fishing streams

  • 11/12/2019 6:51:00 AM
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Get out and explore northeast Iowa’s trout streams this fall. From easily accessible streams in state or county parks, to streams in Iowa’s most wild and remote natural spaces – there's a perfect spot for everyone.
Fall fishing for Iowa’s prize trout

Fall fishing for Iowa’s prize trout

  • 11/5/2019 3:26:00 PM
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Enjoy the spectacular colors and cool weather this fall fishing in northeast Iowa’s hundreds of miles of trout streams. 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.
Top three ways to handle fall leaves

Top three ways to handle fall leaves

  • 10/17/2019 1:56:00 PM
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DES MOINES -- Fall leaves are beautiful – until they pile up in your yard. But don’t send those precious nutrients up in smoke. Instead, put them to good use. Your leaves, branches and other landscape materials can nourish your lawn, garden or community. It’s as easy as 1 – 2 – 3: 
Fall community trout stockings start October 19

Fall community trout stockings start October 19

  • 10/15/2019 11:43:00 AM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will release between 1,000 to 2,000 rainbow trout at 19 locations across Iowa as part of its cool weather trout program that brings trout to areas that cannot support them during the summer. 
Fall offers fantastic fishing – get out and enjoy it

Fall offers fantastic fishing – get out and enjoy it

  • 10/15/2019 11:39:00 AM
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Fall is a great time to catch fish with family and friends. The air is cool, the views are picturesque, lakes are less crowded and the fish are easy to catch. Make lasting memories together and put your worries behind you. 
5 ways to celebrate hunting and fishing this fall

5 ways to celebrate hunting and fishing this fall

  • 9/26/2019 11:20:00 AM
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Discover new and exciting ways to enjoy Iowa’s outdoors this fall with these simple suggestions. Invite someone to come along to share the fun and memories.
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