Outdoors

Cedar Rapids fisherman wins $20,000 prize

A Cedar Rapids man who learned to fish through the Bass Federation youth program won $20,000 last week in a big-time tournament on the Mississippi Riv ...

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Enjoying nature on the run

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.By John Ha ...

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In Iowa: Covering up even in warm outdoors is no rash decision

People ask, Orlan, why do you always wear boots, long pants and long-sleeved shirts even on the hottest days? Is it because you have bad-looking arms ...

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Conservation easements protect historic landscapes, heritage gardens and a Grant Wood view

VIOLA - A perpetual conservation easement protects 300 acres of nature and history in the scenic hills just north of this Linn County town.#x201c;How ...

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Whitewater Creek doing fine after manure spill

CASCADE - Two friends and I and conducted an unscientific survey Sunday on a creek devastated last September by a manure-caused fish kill.With our cru ...

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The Gazette's magazine: 'Explore' is available now

The weather is warming up and you might be planning a roadtrip or a weekend getaway in Eastern Iowa. Do you need some help? The Gazette can help you ...

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Trout water public access gets boost with 4.4 miles open at Pine Springs

DECORAH - With musical accompaniment provided by Pine Springs Creek tumbling over rock ledges, several speakers at a dedication ceremony last week lau ...

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Buchanan County creek an outdoorsman’s paradise

There is a creek in south Buchanan County, along whose banks I have enjoyed some of my finer days, including two this week.It's just a little farm cou ...

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Xavier trapshooters take aim at goals

CEDAR RAPIDS - "Keep your eye on the target." This might be a common saying, but for trapshooting, it is the most important thing. For the Xavier tr ...

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Getting lost outdoors — or walking in a different direction

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. I was sw ...

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Pleasant Creek Lake restoration almost complete

PALO - The restoration of Pleasant Creek Lake, Linn County's largest and most popular lake, is "99 percent complete," said Paul Sleeper, the Departmen ...

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Turkeys, walleyes thriving in Iowa yet again

The state's successful efforts to restore the wild turkey to its native haunts and to multiply the numbers of highly desirable walleye in Iowa rivers ...

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Marion hosts Ultimate Frisbee tournament this weekend

MARION - Hundreds of high school and college students from the Midwest are ready to huck it, layout and demonstrate the Spirit of the Game philosophy ...

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A great year for Ben Ries’ passions

RIVERSIDE - It was an exceptionally good year for Ben Ries, a lover of dogs and underdogs who died of cancer in 2005.His beloved Cubs finally won the ...

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Solitude in search of coyotes

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. Speckleb ...

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