Outdoors

How did that grinnie get in my yard?

Editor's note: Rick Hollis of rural North Liberty is past president and newsletter editor for the Iowa City Bird Club.  I moved to my present house 1 ...

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Wild hawk released back into wild at College Community Schools campus

CEDAR RAPIDS - Wearing thick, red work gloves, Tammy Carolan held tight to the raptor in her hands Friday morning.It was just about time for the red-t ...

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Elkader’s Larry Stone earns conservation award

ELKADER - Freelance writer, photographer and lecturer Larry Stone of rural Elkader has received the 2016 Jade of Chiefs Award in recognition of his ef ...

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Secret streams for smallmouth bass fishing

Mike Jacobs' extensive trout angling experience in an earlier life has served him well in his grown-up life as a smallmouth bass enthusiast. Like mos ...

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Emily Klein, Hunter Gehrke bring home state trapshooting titles

CEDAR FALLS - The 140th state trapshooting was full of record breakers.At the Iowa State Trapshoot tournament last month, Emily Klein of Iowa City won ...

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Lures pose a challenge to fightingest fish

To me the river looked anything but fishy at first light Saturday as we launched my nephew Sam Patterson's flat-bottomed boat in the high, swift and m ...

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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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