Outdoors

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 “status quo” year for pheasants in Iowa, according to Todd Bogenschutz, upland game biologist for t ... »

Songbirds sing virtue of sustainability

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

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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 ... »

‘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.

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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 ... »

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.

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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.

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Hunting wild turkey from pickup truck

Not sure whether scouting turkeys from the seat of my pickup makes me smart or lazy.

It worked again Thursday for about the ninth time in the ... »

Cedar River rat’s secret fishing hole bears many a bass

With broken concrete protecting an eroded bank on an outside bend of the Cedar River, Gary McNeese’s secret hole did not, at first glance, l ... »

Getting refreshed in the wild

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. ... »

Chronic Wasting Disease doesn’t seem to be a big issue in Iowa

All deer samples tested during a special collection effort this winter in Allamakee County came back negative for the always fatal chronic wasting ... »

No horsing around

STANWOOD — Horse riding is a competition sport many people don’t think about, but one that can take more time and money than m ... »

Signs of spring: trillium, syrup, and construction barrels cited by Iowans

Passions and predilections determine what many Eastern Iowans rate as their favorite signs of spring.

Hawk researcher Jon Stravers of McGre ... »

Outdoors: Thoughts on a rare visit from a sandhill crane

A rare overwintering sandhill crane — or a thoroughly confused migrant — showed up in my neighborhood in mid February.

The bird ... »