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Counting turkeys

Counting turkeys

  • 8/2/2022 12:17:00 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.
Counting turkeys

Counting turkeys

  • 7/5/2022 1:30:00 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. 
Spring turkey season ends on a high note

Spring turkey season ends on a high note

  • 5/31/2022 3:31:00 PM
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Despite some challenging weather conditions, Iowa’s wild turkey hunters reported harvesting nearly 12,000 birds through the mandatory registration system. While similar to 2021, the 300 additional birds registered represented and overall state increase in harvest of around two percent.
Iowa’s spring turkey hunting season is right around the corner

Iowa’s spring turkey hunting season is right around the corner

  • 3/22/2022 12:46:00 PM
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It happens each spring - Iowa’s timber echo with the sounds of male turkeys gobbling and preparing to do battle in an attempt to establish their territories in anticipation of the breeding season.  With each passing day, the competition gets fiercer, and hunters, more excited.
Counting turkeys

Counting turkeys

  • 6/29/2021 1:34:00 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. 
Wastewater release in Anita goes to Turkey Creek

Wastewater release in Anita goes to Turkey Creek

  • 6/22/2021 8:00:00 AM
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ANITA - Early Sunday morning the city of Atlantic helped Anita Municipal Utilities jet out a plugged wastewater pipe, and notified DNR of a wastewater discharge into a nearby creek.
Intro to Turkey Hunting workshop set for April 10

Intro to Turkey Hunting workshop set for April 10

  • 3/30/2021 12:54:00 PM
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DeWitt - The Iowa Department of Natural Resources and Woods + Waters Project are holding an Intro to Turkey Hunting Workshop, April 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Wapsi Valley Izaak Walton League, near DeWitt.
Hunting seasons begin closing soon

Hunting seasons begin closing soon

  • 12/29/2020 11:35:00 AM
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Hunting seasons will begin closing soon, starting with pheasant, archery turkey and deer seasons, and late muzzleloader deer season on Jan. 10. The staggered goose seasons begin closing in the north zone first on Jan. 9, followed by the south zone on Jan. 16, and the Missouri River zone on Jan. 23.
Counting turkeys

Counting turkeys

  • 6/30/2020 2:32:00 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. 
Iowa’s 47th spring turkey season is one for the records

Iowa’s 47th spring turkey season is one for the records

  • 5/19/2020 1:25:00 PM
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Iowa hunters reported harvesting more than 14,600 turkeys during the spring season, which is the highest spring turkey harvest since mandatory harvest reporting began in 2007. The previous high was 12,173 in 2016.
Iowa’s final spring turkey season begins April 29

Iowa’s final spring turkey season begins April 29

  • 4/28/2020 3:18:00 PM
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Iowa hunters have reported harvesting nearly 8,600 turkeys so far this spring, making the 2020 season one of the more successful seasons to date, with the fourth – and longest – season still to come.
Staying safe during Iowa’s spring turkey seasons and spring fishing

Staying safe during Iowa’s spring turkey seasons and spring fishing

  • 3/24/2020 12:03:00 PM
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Protecting yourself during the COVID-19 national pandemic starts with following the guidance from our state and national health experts – maintain at least six feet between each other, wash your hands with soap for 20 seconds, cover your cough, stay home if you feel sick and avoid groups of 10 or more people. These are unprecedented times and personal health and safety takes top priority.
Turkey legs needed for disease surveillance project

Turkey legs needed for disease surveillance project

  • 3/17/2020 12:14:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) in conjunction with Iowa State University is monitoring the wild turkey population for the presence of Lymphoproliferative Disease (LPDV), and is asking for hunters who harvest a bird this spring to provide one lower leg to be tested.
Hunting turkeys is the topic of upcoming Learn to Hunt workshop

Hunting turkeys is the topic of upcoming Learn to Hunt workshop

  • 3/3/2020 12:02:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is offering a three part Learn to Hunt series this spring focusing on hunting turkeys. The workshops will be held at Butch Olofson shooting range, 11652 NW Nissen Dr., Polk City. Attendees may attend any or all of the workshops. A light dinner will be available at each session.
7 Iowa Wildlife Comebacks

7 Iowa Wildlife Comebacks

  • 3/2/2020 3:43:00 PM
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In the last few centuries, a number of Iowa wildlife species have been extirpated from the state - but some have seen successful comebacks, too. Check out these seven animals that have made a comeback in Iowa:
IHAP sites help meet the demand for public hunting areas

IHAP sites help meet the demand for public hunting areas

  • 11/26/2019 11:54:00 AM
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WEST UNION, Iowa - The winding roads of Fayette County, east of Eldorado, lead to a 130-acre area split by the Turkey River that could be a sneaky-good spot for hunting deer in a part of the state known for its deer hunting.
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. 
Iowa’s youth turkey season begins April 5

Iowa’s youth turkey season begins April 5

  • 3/26/2019 1:20:00 PM
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Iowa’s youth only turkey hunting season begins April 5 for residents age 15 and younger at the time when they purchased their youth turkey license.
Olofson range to hold Learning to Hunt series on turkey hunting

Olofson range to hold Learning to Hunt series on turkey hunting

  • 1/15/2019 12:56:00 PM
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POLK CITY, Iowa - The Olofson shooting range in Polk City will be hosting a series on learning to hunt turkeys beginning Feb. 26. The four part series will be held from 6-9 p.m., on Tuesdays through March 19. There is a fee of $15 per session and participants can attend any number of sessions.
Help the DNR count turkeys this summer

Help the DNR count turkeys this summer

  • 7/3/2018 11:43:00 AM
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Hunters can help the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) with its annual population estimates by reporting all the turkeys seen in July and August.
Notes from Iowa’s outdoors

Notes from Iowa’s outdoors

  • 5/8/2018 11:57:00 AM
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Iowa’s 2018 reported spring turkey harvest is approaching 9,300 birds. Last year, hunters reported nearly 11,800 turkeys. Iowa’s spring turkey hunting season ends May 20.
Iowa’s spring turkey hunting season is right around the corner

Iowa’s spring turkey hunting season is right around the corner

  • 3/20/2018 1:02:00 PM
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Thunderous calls from competing Toms trying to out-do one another for the affection from nearby hens will be rattling through Iowa’s timber later this month marking the beginning of the wild turkey breeding season.  
Tieville Bend Wildlife Area is western Iowa’s secret hunting hot spot

Tieville Bend Wildlife Area is western Iowa’s secret hunting hot spot

  • 8/29/2017 1:08:00 PM
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The parking lot of the Super 8 at I-29 and Hwy. 175 fills each fall with trucks pulling boats covered with duck blinds. For hunters, the bread and butter at Tieville Bend is the fall duck migration and if you want to know how the hunting is, go to Onawa and stop in Dave’s World Truck Stop and Restaurant, Suds and Jugs, or Millers Kitchen.
A Spring Quadfecta

A Spring Quadfecta

  • 4/7/2017 11:15:00 AM
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Last year was the first year I attempted a spring quadfecta: a turkey, a limit of trout, morels and wild asparagus.
Spring turkey hunting? Stay at a state park cabin

Spring turkey hunting? Stay at a state park cabin

  • 4/5/2017 1:33:00 PM
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Several Iowa state parks have cabins near some of the state's best wildlife management areas for turkey hunting. As you make your spring plans, consider one of these options for a convenient, comfortable place to stay: 
Include safety as part of the spring turkey hunting preparation

Include safety as part of the spring turkey hunting preparation

  • 3/28/2017 12:05:00 PM
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Spring turkey hunting success and safety comes down to the same thing – proper planning.  Preseason scouting can put hunters in the right position when turkeys come off the roost, increasing their chance for success.
2017 Spring turkey seasons

2017 Spring turkey seasons

  • 3/28/2017 12:03:00 PM
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Iowa’s 2017 spring season begins April 8 with an Iowa youth only hunting season that covers two weekends and allows hunters younger than 16 when they buy the turkey license to participate.  The reason for the season is to concentrate on the development of future hunters.  They must hunt one on one with a mentor age 18 or older at all times and the mentor must have a valid turkey hunting license for one of the spring seasons. 
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