Outdoors

Cerulean warblers in Iowa get a break

HARPERS FERRY - Mature walnut trees that might otherwise have been harvested will be spared to provide habitat for the beautiful, mysterious and threa ...

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Trapshooting gaining steam with Dubuque Wahlert girls

DUBUQUE - Pull!We're not talking about pulling mascara out of a makeup bag. We're talking about trapshooting, a relatively new sport at Dubuque Wahler ...

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Elkader Central’s Derek Ehrhardt finds solace fly fishing

ELKADER - When someone tears their anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), they usually are cooped up and immobile.This has not been the case for Derek Ehrh ...

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The nightcrawlers come out en masse

Gobs of the universal fish bait emerged from their burrows Wednesday night under ideal conditions to demonstrate how they earned their name.Having lon ...

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$11.9 million Mississippi River island project adding habitat for fowl, fish

Construction has resumed on an $11.9 million project to improve fish and wildlife habit on Pool 9 of the Mississippi River.#x201c;This will be great f ...

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Anamosa’s David Machart on target again

Anamosa High School senior David Machart barely missed perfection last weekend, shooting a 299 score to defend his state title in the Iowa Afterschool ...

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Elkader Central students working on pheasant growth

ELKADER - For the past 15 years, Iowans have gradually seen less Ring-necked Pheasants.A combination of long winters and wet springs have been a major ...

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DNR picks top fishing spots in Iowa

The Department of Natural Resources has issued a guide to some of the best fishing spots in each county. In Linn County, the DNR highlighted Pinicon ...

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Practice makes perfect for Anamosa archer

The adage that practice makes perfect has held true for Anamosa archer David Machart.The Anamosa High School senior, a practiceholic, shot 30 consecut ...

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Nature’s Notes: Eagles nesting in Corridor

A trip to Decorah isn't needed to view nesting bald eagles. Several active nests are in the Corridor, including inside Cedar Rapids and Marion city li ...

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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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