Outdoors

Hunting, and loving, ducks not a contradiction

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 and sits o ...

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Fishing along Maquoketa River on the mend

DELHI - Surveying the debris-strewn muck flats below the Lake Delhi dam shortly after its 2010 failure, I doubted I would live long enough to see the ...

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‘Thousands’ of dead fish discovered near Dyersville

Thousands of fish are reported dead near Dyersville, likely caused by manure washing from an animal feeding operation, the Iowa Department of Natural ...

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An ‘average’ day on farm pond is productive

SIGOURNEY - Fishing farm ponds with Tom Monroe feels a little like cheating, but not so much that you can't justify it.While far from shooting fish in ...

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Mount Vernon’s Reilly Gross gives retired horses life

  MOUNT VERNON - Multiple tall, powerful Thoroughbreds gallop by at top speed, thundering around the track with the aim to win the prestigious Kentuc ...

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Grinnell Glacier ignites memories of Iowa’s past

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 and sits o ...

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Iowa boating safety risks: Watch out on the water

Boating enthusiasts in Iowa can breathe a sigh of relief that the worst time of the year for debacles on lakes and rivers has passed, but those who st ...

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An unclear path for outdoor recreation in Iowa

ELKADER - A 15-foot tall wall of limestone topped by a tree canopy looms on the opposite bank of the Turkey River as one by one 27 kayaks dip into the ...

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A walk in Montana to remember Iowa’s past

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 and sits o ...

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A long ‘short’ walk in the outdoors

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 and sits o ...

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Trout reintroduced to Iowa river headwaters

Scott Conway says he can't wait to catch one of the native trout stocked earlier this year in the nameless spring-fed stream that flows through his Wi ...

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Buchanan County wetland to remain dry

The wetland at Koutny Pond/Hoffman Woods east of Brandon is dry and will remain so for up to a year, the Buchanan County Conservation Department has a ...

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A fishing dilemma

LANSING - The age-old angler's quandary - whether it's better to leave biting fish in search of others or exploit them until your arms ache - confront ...

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Sights and sounds from a ‘cave dweller’

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 and sits o ...

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A fishing seminar for the new and old

Veteran angler and tournament competitor Brian Stoll will conduct fishing seminars - one for beginners, one for advanced anglers - next month at Kirkw ...

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