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Martens Lake not open to boat traffic for hunting this fall

Martens Lake not open to boat traffic for hunting this fall

  • 7/26/2022 12:49:00 PM
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Tripoli, Iowa - Waterfowl hunters scouting shallow lakes and marshes ahead of the season should be aware that Martens Lake on the Sweet Marsh Wildlife Area is in the process of a dike repair and channel excavation project and will not be open to boat traffic for hunting this fall.
Grasslands, wetlands showcased at Lower Morse Wildlife Area

Grasslands, wetlands showcased at Lower Morse Wildlife Area

  • 7/19/2022 12:22:00 PM
  • View Count 1445
Walking south past the sunflower field to the crest of the gently rolling hill provides visitors of a view with a diverse 1,850-acre wetland and rolling prairie complex in northern Wright County. As far as the eye can see, its rolling hills, prairie and small wetlands that make up the popular Lower Morse Wildlife Area.
DNR to host an open house on the Tomahawk Marsh Wildlife Area

DNR to host an open house on the Tomahawk Marsh Wildlife Area

  • 7/5/2022 2:16:00 PM
  • View Count 2125
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is holding an open house on July 19, from 3-6 p.m., at the Speaker Park Shelter House, 418 Blossom Street, in Lake View, to discuss the habitat management, recreation use, wildlife populations and other topics of interest for the Tomahawk Marsh Wildlife Area.
Round Lake Wildlife Area is a gem hidden in plain sight

Round Lake Wildlife Area is a gem hidden in plain sight

  • 6/28/2022 3:11:00 PM
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MONDAMIN - Round Lake has to be the easiest wildlife area to get to in the state. Sitting one mile east off of I-29 at the Hwy. 127 Mondamin exit, is the 430-acre mix of wetlands, timber and prairie in western Harrison County.
Fishing regulations to be relaxed at Martens Lake in Sweet Marsh in Bremer County

Fishing regulations to be relaxed at Martens Lake in Sweet Marsh in Bremer County

  • 5/10/2022 2:03:00 PM
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TRIPOLI - The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will relax the fishing regulations at Martens Lake in Sweet Marsh Wildlife Management Area (WMA) beginning May 15 to allow anglers to more freely harvest fish as the lake is drained to prepare for a project that will repair the Martens’ Lake dike. 
Leave wildlife babies where they belong --- In the wild

Leave wildlife babies where they belong --- In the wild

  • 4/19/2022 12:12:00 PM
  • View Count 1177
It's as predictable as May flowers - from border to border, the Wildlife Baby Season has arrived in Iowa. From now until at least mid-June, DNR field offices across the state will be inundated with hundreds of phone calls and scores of deliveries regarding "orphaned wildlife."
Five northwest Iowa men plead guilty to 48 wildlife violations

Five northwest Iowa men plead guilty to 48 wildlife violations

  • 3/29/2022 1:52:00 PM
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Ida Grove, Iowa - An investigation that began as a turkey poaching case last fall has concluded with five individuals pleading guilty to 48 wildlife charges and assessed nearly $83,000 in fines and liquidated damages.
Annual spring wildlife survey underway

Annual spring wildlife survey underway

  • 3/22/2022 12:50:00 PM
  • View Count 1307
Staff with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) are currently conducting their annual nighttime spring spotlight surveys across the state, collecting information on Iowa’s deer and furbearer populations.
Iowa DNR to begin annual spring burning

Iowa DNR to begin annual spring burning

  • 3/21/2022 11:23:00 AM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will be conducting prescribed burns this spring on wildlife management areas managed by the Iowa DNR’s Prairie Lakes Wildlife Unit in Clay, Palo Alto, Emmet, Kossuth, Humboldt and Buena Vista counties.
Open house to discuss Wolf Hollow Wildlife Area forest wildlife stewardship plan

Open house to discuss Wolf Hollow Wildlife Area forest wildlife stewardship plan

  • 2/14/2022 10:05:00 AM
  • View Count 406
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will hold a public open house on March 8, at 6 p.m. at Pin Oak Lodge, 45996 State Hwy. 14, south of Chariton, to discuss the history of the Wolf Hollow Wildlife Area and the proposed forest wildlife stewardship plan developed specifically for the area.
Chickadee tax check-off donations soared in 2020

Chickadee tax check-off donations soared in 2020

  • 1/25/2022 3:43:00 PM
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Last year, more than 7,100 Iowa taxpayers helped boost wildlife conservation with donations to the Fish and Wildlife Fund on their state tax form. The number of people donating has continually declined and represents about 0.5 percent of total taxpayers in Iowa.
New Look Lizard Lake Wildlife Management Area

New Look Lizard Lake Wildlife Management Area

  • 11/8/2021 3:46:00 PM
  • View Count 737
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.
Restored Lizard Lake bustling with wildlife

Restored Lizard Lake bustling with wildlife

  • 10/5/2021 2:13:00 PM
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Lizard Lake Wildlife Area’s resurgence began 10 years ago, when the 270-acre shallow lake was drained to rid itself of an unwanted carp population and to get vegetation established as a way to improve its poor water quality.
Waterfowl refuge at Hawkeye Wildlife Area closed until mid-December

Waterfowl refuge at Hawkeye Wildlife Area closed until mid-December

  • 9/28/2021 9:36:00 PM
  • View Count 530
SWISHER, Iowa - The waterfowl refuge at the Hawkeye Wildlife Area is currently closed to hunting all species to allow waterfowl and other birds a place to rest during the fall migration. The refuge closed Sept. 24, and will reopen to hunting mid-December.
Arson investigation leads state conservation officers to Williamsburg man

Arson investigation leads state conservation officers to Williamsburg man

  • 9/9/2021 7:10:00 AM
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Jereme Goltz, of Williamsburg, faces charges including two counts of third-degree arson, felony possession of a controlled substance- methamphetamine (3rd or subsequent offense), and littering following a two-month long investigation by Iowa Department of Natural Resources conservation officers.
Drought impacting Iowa’s shallow lakes and wetlands

Drought impacting Iowa’s shallow lakes and wetlands

  • 8/25/2021 8:21:00 AM
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Parkersburg, Iowa - With much of Iowa currently under drought conditions, many shallow lakes and wetlands will either be dry or nearly dry, making scouting an important part of hunter’s preparation ahead of the 2021 waterfowl season.
Wapello Bottoms Wildlife Area adding to southeast Iowa’s recreation options

Wapello Bottoms Wildlife Area adding to southeast Iowa’s recreation options

  • 8/25/2021 8:17:00 AM
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Sometimes, it seems when the stars are aligned, big things can happen. In this case, repeated flood events on the Iowa River in the early 2000s culminating with the flood of 2008 was the thing that allowed farmers who were tired of battling wet farmland to unload that headache and create a 2,800-acre public area.
Open house to discuss Augusta Wildlife Area forest wildlife stewardship plan

Open house to discuss Augusta Wildlife Area forest wildlife stewardship plan

  • 8/5/2021 2:00:00 PM
  • View Count 514
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will hold a public open house on August 18, from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Cottonwood Loop shelter house of the Welter Recreation Area, to discuss a proposed forest wildlife stewardship plan at the Augusta Wildlife Management Area (WMA).
Green Hill Wildlife Area won’t remain a secret for long

Green Hill Wildlife Area won’t remain a secret for long

  • 6/23/2021 6:58:00 AM
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One of Iowa’s newest public wildlife areas is in the backyard of Council Bluffs and outside of a few keen-eyed hunters who noticed the green signs last fall, not many people know about it.
Leave wildlife babies where they belong - In the wild

Leave wildlife babies where they belong - In the wild

  • 5/4/2021 2:39:00 PM
  • View Count 1888
It's as predictable as May flowers - from border to border, the Wildlife Baby Season has arrived in Iowa. From now until at least mid-June, DNR field offices across the state will be inundated with hundreds of phone calls and scores of deliveries regarding "orphaned wildlife."
Iowa DNR to begin annual spring burning

Iowa DNR to begin annual spring burning

  • 3/25/2021 8:33:00 AM
  • View Count 1068
SWISHER - The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will be conducting prescribed burns this spring on wildlife management areas managed by the Iowa DNR’s Iowa River Wildlife Unit in Linn, Johnson, Benton, Iowa, Tama, Cedar and Mahaska counties. 
Iowa DNR to Conduct Prescribed Fires on State Managed Areas

Iowa DNR to Conduct Prescribed Fires on State Managed Areas

  • 3/25/2021 8:28:00 AM
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SUMNER, Iowa - The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will be conducting prescribed burns this spring on wildlife management areas managed by the Iowa DNR’s Cedar-Wapsi Wildlife Unit in Floyd, Chickasaw, Butler, Bremer and Buchanan counties.
Iowa DNR to begin annual spring burning

Iowa DNR to begin annual spring burning

  • 3/2/2021 11:02:00 AM
  • View Count 959
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will be conducting prescribed burns this spring on wildlife management areas managed by the Iowa DNR’s Clear Lake Wildlife Unit in Cerro Gordo, Franklin, Hancock, Winnebago, Worth, and Wright counties.
Habitat is critical for pheasants during long, hard winters

Habitat is critical for pheasants during long, hard winters

  • 2/24/2021 10:06:00 AM
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Iowa’s run of mild winters is gone, buried under a head-high snowdrift and frozen from weeks of negative temperatures. This return to the extreme has some residents wanting to help the now highly visible pheasants and quail and calling the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) about placing corn and other grains out for the birds to eat.
Iowa DNR plants more than 100,000 trees on public lands in 2020

Iowa DNR plants more than 100,000 trees on public lands in 2020

  • 12/29/2020 11:39:00 AM
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The Iowa DNR reached a milestone goal to plant at least 100,000 trees on state-managed lands in 2020. The tree plantings commemorate the 100th anniversary of the National Association of State Foresters, as well as the 100th anniversary of Iowa state parks.
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