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 Februa ... »

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 w ... »

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 se ... »

No excuses for anglers in astronomical autumn

Orlan Love, The Gazette

With astronomical autumn starting Wednesday, legitimate excuses for not going fishing all but disappear.

Durin ... »

‘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-Wom ... »

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 Riv ... »

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. Ha ... »

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 Ri ... »

Pheasant numbers hold steady

Key weather indicators point to a #x201c;status quo#x201d; year for pheasants in Iowa, according to Todd Bogenschutz, upland game biologist for the ... »

Songbirds sing virtue of sustainability

MARQUETTE - Bobolinks are teaching Phil Specht how to balance productivity and sustainability on his Clayton County dairy farm.

During a visi ... »

North Scott’s Long takes state trap shooting title

CEDAR FALLS - By the time the gun smoke cleared after the regulation round of the State High School Trap Championship here Sunday, it was ob ... »

‘Iowa Yellowbook’ provides answers on birds

Editor's note: Rick Hollis of rural North Liberty is past president and newsletter editor for the Iowa City Bird Club.

The "Iowa Y ... »

The Top 10 creatures you’ll likely see on a visit to the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife & Fish Refuge

LANSING - For those missing David Letterman, here's something to keep you going until the reruns start - The Top 10 Creatures You're Likely to See ... »

Group to teach hunting, foraging skills

JOHNSON COUNTY - Through a new program called Edible Outdoors, Corridor residents will be able to learn how to fish, forage and hunt.

The fir ... »

Morels: Questing for the mysterious mushrooms

Morels are of course fun to seek and good to eat, but their appeal is enhanced by the mystery surrounding when and where to find them.

Scienc ... »