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Ice-out channel catfish are biting

Ice-out channel catfish are biting

  • 3/10/2020 11:47:00 AM
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Channel catfish move close to shore and are eager to bite in many lakes and the large reservoirs across Iowa just after the ice is gone. The bite starts sooner in the southern Iowa impoundment since they lose ice a week or two before northeast Iowa natural lakes.
DNR officials help rescue man in Lake Wapello

DNR officials help rescue man in Lake Wapello

  • 2/25/2020 8:40:00 AM
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DRAKESVILLE, Iowa – Iowa DNR officials helped rescue a man that had fallen through the ice at Lake Wapello in Davis County Monday night around 5:30.
New collectible hard card now available

New collectible hard card now available

  • 2/18/2020 12:38:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources 2020 collectors’ card featuring wildlife artwork by Iowa-native Larry Zach is on sale.
Ice fishing shelters must be removed by Feb. 20

Ice fishing shelters must be removed by Feb. 20

  • 2/11/2020 3:03:00 PM
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Des Moines – Permanent ice shelters must be removed from all state-owned lands and waters by Feb. 20. Ice shelter owners are encouraged not to wait until the last minute to get their shelter off the ice. If a shelter falls through the ice, the owner is responsible for getting it out of the lake.
Trout stocking at Ada Hayden Heritage Park postponed

Trout stocking at Ada Hayden Heritage Park postponed

  • 1/28/2020 4:39:00 PM
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Ames, Iowa – The trout stocking and family trout fishing event scheduled for this Saturday, Feb. 1, at Ada Hayden Heritage Park, has been postponed due to unsafe ice conditions for the expected large crowd. 
DNR conservation officer assists with ice rescue

DNR conservation officer assists with ice rescue

  • 12/30/2019 10:24:00 AM
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WARREN COUNTY, Iowa – On December 27, around 3:15pm, Warren County Sheriff’s Office dispatch received a call came of two people that had gone through the ice at Summerset State Park and were yelling for help.
Stay safe as Iowa lakes freeze over

Stay safe as Iowa lakes freeze over

  • 11/19/2019 3:10:00 PM
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The recent blast of arctic air is growing ice on lakes and ponds over much of Iowa. Anglers are starting to get out for the popular early ice fishing season.
Tomorrow’s trout stocking at Bacon Creek postponed

Tomorrow’s trout stocking at Bacon Creek postponed

  • 11/7/2019 4:10:00 PM
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SIOUX CITY – The trout stocking scheduled for tomorrow, Nov. 8 at Bacon Creek has been postponed due to forecast low temperatures that could cause the lake to freeze and create unsafe ice and fishing conditions.
Iowa DNR concludes investigation into Court Ave incident

Iowa DNR concludes investigation into Court Ave incident

  • 10/10/2019 1:52:00 PM
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The Iowa DNR has concluded an internal investigation into the incident on September 20th involving two DNR Conservation Officers, determining no violation of current DNR policies. Due to concerns raised during the investigation, the Iowa DNR plans to review our policies to ensure they fully reflect the expectations of conservation officers.
Two DNR Conservation Officers placed on leave following incident Thursday

Two DNR Conservation Officers placed on leave following incident Thursday

  • 9/21/2019 3:48:00 PM
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DES MOINES, Iowa – Two DNR Conservation Officers have been placed on paid administrative leave following an incident that took place Thursday, Sept., 19, involving their response to a dispute between two women at the corner of 2nd and Court avenues in downtown Des Moines.
New crayfish harvest regulation on Storm Lake

New crayfish harvest regulation on Storm Lake

  • 9/17/2019 1:31:00 PM
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STORM LAKE, Iowa – To help reduce the spread of rusty crayfish to other waterbodies in Iowa, licensed bait dealers can no longer harvest any crayfish species from Storm Lake. Crayfish collected for bait from Storm Lake for personal use can only be used in Storm Lake and cannot be transported live from the lake.
Deer licenses on sale Aug. 15

Deer licenses on sale Aug. 15

  • 8/13/2019 4:09:00 PM
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Licenses to pursue Iowa’s world class deer herd go on sale Aug. 15 at more than 700 license sales agents statewide and online.
Outdoor groups sponsor open house for novice, lapsed hunters

Outdoor groups sponsor open house for novice, lapsed hunters

  • 7/23/2019 12:39:00 PM
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A coalition of outdoor organizations is hosting an open house showcasing opportunities to get involved with the outdoors through hunting, shooting sports and fishing. The event – Hunt Iowa Social – is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m., Aug. 19, at the Saylorville Fire Department, 211 NW 54th Avenue, in Des Moines.
How to choose the right life jacket

How to choose the right life jacket

  • 6/26/2019 1:41:00 PM
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Life jackets are a must for water safety, but finding the right fit can be tricky. Here’s some helpful tips in finding the right life jacket for you and your family: 
Ice-out channel catfish are biting

Ice-out channel catfish are biting

  • 4/2/2019 12:58:00 PM
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Channel catfish move close to shore and are eager to bite in many lakes and the large reservoirs across Iowa just after the ice is gone. The bite starts sooner in the southern Iowa impoundment since they lose ice a week or two before northeast Iowa natural lakes.
Sport the plates that support the resources

Sport the plates that support the resources

  • 2/20/2019 8:58:00 AM
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Iowans can put their support for conservation on cruise control by purchasing a natural resources license plate when it’s time to renew their vehicle registration.
Ice fishing shelters must be removed by Feb. 20

Ice fishing shelters must be removed by Feb. 20

  • 2/5/2019 12:05:00 PM
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DES MOINES – Permanent ice shelters must be removed from all state-owned lands and waters by Feb. 20. Ice shelter owners are encouraged not to wait until the last minute to get their shelter off the ice. If a shelter falls through the ice, the owner is responsible for getting it out of the lake.
Ice anglers welcome cold weather

Ice anglers welcome cold weather

  • 1/22/2019 12:33:00 PM
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After an unusually mild winter, cold weather has finally arrived across Iowa and is covering previously open lakes and ponds with a layer of ice. But anglers are cautioned that just because arctic weather is here, they shouldn’t abandon their ice safety practices.
Outdoor Notes

Outdoor Notes

  • 12/27/2018 9:16:00 AM
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The unseasonably warm weather is causing ice conditions to deteriorate across much of the state. Lakes with the best ice are north of Hwy. 3. Use caution and test the ice thickness frequently if heading out and trust your instincts – if it doesn’t look right, don’t go.
DNR south central field office moving Jan. 7

DNR south central field office moving Jan. 7

  • 12/20/2018 2:49:00 PM
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WINDSOR HEIGHTS – After five years in Windsor Heights, DNR’s Field Office 5, serving 18 counties in south central Iowa, will move to Des Moines.
Stay safe as Iowa lakes freeze over

Stay safe as Iowa lakes freeze over

  • 11/27/2018 12:44:00 PM
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The recent blast of arctic air is growing ice on lakes and ponds over much of Iowa. Anglers are starting to get out for the popular early ice fishing season.
Deer licenses on sale Aug. 15

Deer licenses on sale Aug. 15

  • 8/14/2018 12:50:00 PM
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Licenses to pursue Iowa’s world class deer herd go on sale Aug. 15 at more than 700 license sales agents statewide and online.
EMS In Depth: Aspects/Impacts, Objectives/Targets & Internal Audits

EMS In Depth: Aspects/Impacts, Objectives/Targets & Internal Audits

  • 7/2/2018 2:16:00 PM
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Since 2014, Pollution Prevention Services has hosted 1-day “EMS In Depth” workshops for Iowa environmental professionals. Due to popular demand, this workshop series continues and offers another step in the development of your environmental management system.
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