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Last chance to hunt deer until fall

Last chance to hunt deer until fall

  • 1/11/2024 5:02:00 PM
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Iowa’s final deer seasons are now open - the Population Management January Antlerless Season and the Excess Tag January Antlerless Season.
Researchers looking for insight into wild turkey population decline

Researchers looking for insight into wild turkey population decline

  • 1/9/2024 3:29:00 PM
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The reintroduction of wild turkeys to Iowa’s landscape has been celebrated as a conservation success story for the past 25 years. But Iowa’s turkey population is showing troubling signs: the numbers are down, nests are failing and fewer poults are surviving. And it’s not just an Iowa problem – turkey populations are declining in all states in the Midwest and across the eastern half of the United States.
Counting turkeys

Counting turkeys

  • 6/27/2023 4:36:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is looking for help with its annual wild turkey production survey. During the months of July and August wild turkey sightings are recorded to estimate this year’s nesting rates and nest success.
DNR forecasts Iowa’s 2021 fall pheasant population to be similar to 2020

DNR forecasts Iowa’s 2021 fall pheasant population to be similar to 2020

  • 6/29/2021 1:37:00 PM
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If Iowa pheasant hunters liked the hunting they had in 2020, they should like it again in 2021. Based on the annual pheasant nesting forecast, Iowa’s pheasant population should be similar to slightly higher than last year, said Todd Bogenschutz, upland wildlife biologist for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR).
Iowa’s pheasant population steady, quail down

Iowa’s pheasant population steady, quail down

  • 8/27/2019 11:48:00 AM
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Iowa’s pheasant hunters should expect to find a similar number of birds as last year, with the exception of south central and southeast Iowa, where the pheasant population decline was more significant.
Counting turkeys

Counting turkeys

  • 7/23/2019 12:50:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is looking for help with its annual turkey population estimates in July and August. 
Public meeting to discuss Viking Lake water level draw-down

Public meeting to discuss Viking Lake water level draw-down

  • 3/19/2019 11:57:00 AM
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Stanton – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will host a public meeting at 7 p.m., April 2, at the Viking Lake concession building, to discuss plans to lower the water level at Viking Lake, in Montgomery County to improve the fish population in the lake.
Pheasant hunters should expect a repeat of 2016

Pheasant hunters should expect a repeat of 2016

  • 8/31/2017 1:39:00 PM
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It happens about as often as a total eclipse, but results from the Iowa roadside pheasant survey, conducted during the first two weeks of August, are not lining up with what is being reported from the field and by landowners from around the state.
Annual Pheasant Survey Begins August 1

Annual Pheasant Survey Begins August 1

  • 7/19/2016 1:21:00 PM
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Iowa’s 15-day annual pheasant population survey begins on Aug. 1, and wildlife experts say all indicators are pointing to a stable to increasing population of the popular game bird.