Outdoors

Trumpeter swan population on the rise in Iowa

Iowa bird enthusiasts have had ample opportunity this winter to observe the state's largest and - many would say - most striking avian resident, the t ...

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Conservationists work to restore North Liberty’s Crescent Pond

NORTH LIBERTY - A project is underway to restore the health and vitality of Crescent Pond, a Johnson County wetland that lost much of its water when a ...

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Changes upstream for the Maquoketa River

Major improvements are in store for one of Eastern Iowa's finest rivers - the Maquoketa.In the year ahead, the obsolete Quaker Mill dam north of Manch ...

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Spin fishing vs. fly fishing

Fly fishing is to spin fishing as ... classical music is to rock 'n' roll? Something like that, maybe, in that fly fishing, in its purity and degree ...

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Eastern Iowa Girl Scout spearheads fundraising for Brooklyn trap range

BROOKLYN, Iowa - Leaping hurdles and knocking down obstacles is what Lizzy Worthington does.Against long odds, the 17-year-old senior at BGM High Scho ...

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The Nature Call: What lurks below the ice may be fascinating

The spring bobber on the end of the pole dipped and relaxed, then dipped and relaxed again. I called for my son to come, "you've got a bite!" His vig ...

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No thin ice worries on fishing trip to Lake of the Woods

My nephew Sam Patterson of Atkins last Sunday faced the dilemma all ice anglers dread: Do I risk my life to try to save a stranger who has fallen thro ...

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Cedar Rapids rodeo has international flare

CEDAR RAPIDS - The latest edition of the Cinch World's Toughest Rodeo has taken on an international flavor with the appearance of bull jumper Manu Lat ...

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Iowa City selected for second time as a Cyclo-cross World Cup race site

IOWA CITY - Iowa City's first stab at hosting a major international cycling event went off smoothly enough and was a big enough hit last year, the cit ...

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White deer holding their own in Eastern Iowa

QUASQUETON - It's hard being white in a colorful world, but the pale deer of Buchanan County are more than holding their own.Though rare in the rest o ...

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Nine samples of chronic wasting disease affecting deer detected in Allamakee County

Nine samples from hunter-harvested deer collected near Harpers Ferry during the 2016 hunting seasons have tested positive for the always-fatal chronic ...

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After spinal cord injury, Iowa angler Tommy Skarlis returns to stage, competition soon

Tommy Skarlis, Iowa's most successful tournament angler, will return to the seminar stage this weekend for the first time since a Nov. 6 fall from a t ...

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Cedar Rapids concludes annual urban deer hunt

CEDAR RAPIDS - Hunters harvested 146 deer during Cedar Rapids' annual urban deer hunt.Cedar Rapids public safety spokesman Greg Buelow said 82 hunters ...

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Marion’s John Hanson answers nature’s call

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. We waite ...

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Wildside column: It’s all in the art of the hunt

As pheasant seasons go, the one that just ended was, for my hunting buddies and me, about average for the past three years, which is to say pretty goo ...

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