Outdoors

Remembering Buck the Labrador, a retrieving legend

Bird dog emeritus Buck, a lost or abandoned Labrador cross who had the good fortune to be found 15 years ago by my longtime pheasant hunting buddy Ter ...

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Squirrel! Winter is perfect time to watch squirrel antics

Few wild animals enjoy living in cities and suburbs as much as squirrels. Wherever a few trees grow, they are there. Especially near bird feeders. We ...

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Eastern Iowa canoeists share stories at annual Paddle Day

CEDAR RAPIDS - Eastern Iowa canoeists recounted recent arduous voyages Saturday at Paddle Day at the Indian Creek Nature Center.Heat, high water and b ...

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Winter owls enjoy making music

Blood-curdling sounds will startle some sleeping Corridor humans awake this winter. The noise may be terrifying but it is only an owl calling from a t ...

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CourtKings announce Hughes as head coach

WATERLOO - When radio host and voice of Northern Iowa sports Gary Rima announced the creation of his Midwest Basketball League team, the Cedar Valley ...

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Veterans enjoy special ‘therapeutic’ deer hunt at Coralville Lake

NORTH LIBERTY - Nine disabled military veterans enjoyed Iowa's celebrated deer hunting and each other's company during a special event sponsored by ve ...

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North Cedar’s Sahr eyes elite level

LOWDEN - North Cedar senior Gavin Sahr is a skilled rider who is trying to go to the next level showing his horses.Sahr trains with JR Reicher, a mult ...

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Pleasant Creek Lake near Palo getting $3.5 million makeover

PALO - The $3.5 million restoration of Linn County's largest and most popular lake, scheduled to be completed next year, will continue until February ...

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The ‘secret’ weapon to landing small-mouth bass

Ho-hum, not another giant smallmouth bass, I thought Tuesday evening as I cranked in my fourth 20-incher of the 2015 campaign.Most years I would consi ...

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Last part of an autumn day memorable for a fisherman

The shortening of days has lately coincided with spectacular twilights that end too soon.In late June you can fish until 9 p.m. and still see well eno ...

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No excuses for anglers in astronomical autumn

Orlan Love, The GazetteWith astronomical autumn starting Wednesday, legitimate excuses for not going fishing all but disappear.During the summer, whe ...

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‘Becoming an Outdoors-Woman’ program improves participants greatly

More than 2,000 participants have improved their shooting, fishing and other outdoor skills since Iowa launched its #x201c;Becoming an Outdoors-Woman# ...

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Wisconsin duo come up huge in Mississippi River bass tournaments

LANSING - Mike Brueggen and Jim Caulum caught the hogs and hogged the prize money at a pair of bass tournaments last weekend on the Mississippi River. ...

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A quest for Whooping Cranes

Editor's note: John Lawrence Hanson, Ed.D., of Marion teaches U.S. history with an emphasis on environmental issues at Linn-Mar High School. Dr. Hanso ...

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Volunteers cleaning up the Wapsipinicon

More than 400 volunteers will spend all or part of the week of July 11-16 cleaning up, learning about and exploring 65 miles of the Wapsipinicon River ...

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