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DNR to host an open house on the Towhead Lake Wildlife Area

DNR to host an open house on the Towhead Lake Wildlife Area

  • 12/14/2023 2:07:00 PM
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Fonda, Iowa - The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is holding an open house on Jan. 4, 2024, from 4 - 7 p.m. to discuss the habitat management, recreation use, wildlife populations and other topics of interest for the Towhead Lake Wildlife Area.
Oxbow Bottoms Wildlife Area won't remain a secret for long

Oxbow Bottoms Wildlife Area won't remain a secret for long

  • 10/10/2023 12:13:00 PM
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Bordered by the Iowa River to the east and U.S. Hwy. 30 to the north is one of the newest public areas in Central Iowa - the 260-acre Oxbow Bottoms Wildlife Area – a floodplain grassland-wetland complex in Tama County.
Harmon Lake Wildlife Area ready for a busy fall

Harmon Lake Wildlife Area ready for a busy fall

  • 10/3/2023 12:38:00 PM
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Standing at the gravel boat ramp on the middle pool of Harmon Lake, among a dense stand of bur-reed full of seeds, four noisy trumpeter swans appeared over the trees then banked west at the sight of unwelcomed visitors.
Brook trout thrive at South Pine Creek wildlife area

Brook trout thrive at South Pine Creek wildlife area

  • 8/29/2023 2:08:00 PM
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The brook trout in South Pine Creek might be the most well-known of the trout species in the Hawkeye State. And for good reason. This strain has been confirmed through two genetic assessments as unique to Iowa.
Riverton Wildlife Area wetland pumping delayed

Riverton Wildlife Area wetland pumping delayed

  • 8/18/2023 2:43:00 PM
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Riverton, Iowa- A delay in the delivery of the precast concrete and new metal screw gate required to replace the failing Spring Creek outlet at the Riverton Wildlife Area will impact the ability for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to pump water on to the main marsh, north of county road J46.
Hawkeye shooting ranges to reopen Friday

Hawkeye shooting ranges to reopen Friday

  • 8/18/2023 8:19:00 AM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will reopen three shooting ranges at the Hawkeye Wildlife Area on Friday, August 18.
Big Creek Wildlife Area is hidden in plain sight

Big Creek Wildlife Area is hidden in plain sight

  • 8/9/2023 7:30:00 AM
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Often overlooked for its similarly named state park or mistaken for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers sprawling Saylorville Wildlife Area, Big Creek Wildlife Area is roughly 3,100-acre, one stop outdoor shop just 10 minutes from Ankeny.
Swan Lake Road closed for road improvement project

Swan Lake Road closed for road improvement project

  • 7/18/2023 11:45:00 AM
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SWISHER - A section of Swan Lake Road on the Hawkeye Wildlife Area west of Greencastle Road, will be closed for several weeks while a bridge is being replaced.
Diverse, untamed landscapes make Clear Creek one wild place

Diverse, untamed landscapes make Clear Creek one wild place

  • 10/11/2022 11:57:00 AM
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Golden Ridge Road winds through the valley in scenery-rich Allamakee County, leading to Clear Creek Wildlife Area; a 950-acre public area that is a mix of timbered hills, a fen and a cold-water trout stream that are linked by three connected parcels.
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
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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
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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.
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
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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.
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