Outdoors

In Iowa: An ode to the beauty of corn

People say Iowa has a monotonous landscape with fields of corn from horizon to horizon.It's true: In Iowa, corn is what there is to look at.It's rare ...

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Urban fishing gains popularity in Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS - More anglers are forgoing the weeklong trips and secluded lakes, instead looking to catch their limit closer to home - including in the ...

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This Season: Bicyclists ramp up training for RAGBRAI

CEDAR RAPIDS - These days, Joe Diaz, 28, is biking about 100 miles a week as he gears up for RAGBRAI, which is about a month away.Training is essentia ...

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Iowa’s first black bear sighting of the season was in northeast Iowa

The state's first documented black bear of the season was photographed Friday near the Yellow River State Forest in northeast Iowa.Brian Gibbs, a form ...

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Find a stream and start your day with ‘10 before work’

Gary McNeese calls his self-help well-being enhancement program "10 before work."  Starting the day by catching 10 smallmouth bass cleanses the sleep ...

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Maquoketa’s Sam Fowler earns top honors at state trapshoot

CEDAR FALLS - In many sports, the difference between agony and ecstasy comes down to a single shot.For Sam Fowler of Maquoketa, Iowa's best high schoo ...

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Marengo woman scales Everest, sets her sights on future climbs

MARENGO - You drive up and down a couple of nearby steep roads to get there, but Jen Loeb's home five miles from the heart of Marengo wouldn't put Mou ...

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Hunters can expect uptick in Iowa’s pheasant numbers

With Iowa's pheasant hatch peaking, upland hunters can expect another uptick in Iowa's pheasant numbers, according to Todd Bogenschutz, the Department ...

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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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