Outdoors

In pursuit of butterflies

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

Rick Hollis, community contributor

It was nearly a perfect day for butterflies.

That’s a [...]

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New program could boost pheasant totals

A new upland conservation program could put an additional 100,000 rooster pheasants per year into Iowa fields.

“The program has been designed specifically for landowners who want to return pheasants to their property,” said Chr [...]

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No contest on river

HILLS — With the nation’s fastest paddler in the field, the competition was for second Saturday at the Great Iowa River Canoe and Kayak Race.

As expected, Calvin Hassel, who has won nine straight national solo titles, an [...]

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Gerber a perfect champ

CEDAR FALLS — Austin Gerber of Charles City shot his first perfect 100 score Saturday, and it, coupled with poise in a shootoff with the authors of eight other perfect scores, earned him a coveted state title.

“The weigh [...]

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COMMUNITY: My first turkey

Editor’s note: Addilyn Munger is a third-grader in the West Central school district. This is her story about her first turkey.

By Addilyn Munger, community contributor

It was about 4:15 a.m. I could hear my dad saying &#x [...]

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COMMUNITY: Youth notebook

Robertson captures national title

Jori Robertson of the Iowa Gym-Nest won the Level 9 all around title recently at the Western National gymnastics championships in Idaho.

Robertson, of Iowa City, is a senior at West Branch High School. [...]

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COMMUNITY: Finding the elusive Pasque flower

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

By Rick Hollis, community contributor

Aldo Leopold said “the chance to find a Pasque flower is [...]

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Deer disease found in Iowa

The Department of Natural Resources has confirmed the first case of the always fatal chronic wasting disease (CWD) in a wild Iowa deer.

The deer was harvested in Allamakee County during the first shotgun season in early December, the DNR sai [...]

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COMMUNITY: Lure for birders tugs northward

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

By Rick Hollis, community contributor

On Feb. 28 at 5:30 a.m [...]

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COMMUNITY: Bird count draws big numbers

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

By Rick Hollis, community contributor

Last month was the Gre [...]

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Long, cold, snowy winter taking a toll on pond fish

Even for ice anglers, this long, cold and snowy winter has become too much of a good thing.

The thick ice that has enabled them to walk safely for months on ponds and lakes has now become a death sentence for many of the fish they pursue.

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Book recounts Marion man's epic grizzly battle

MARION – Few appreciate the aptness of the taxonomic name of the grizzly bear — Ursus arctos horribilus — more than Marion resident Ed Wiseman.

Though it has been 34 years since he killed Colorado’s last “horrible northern bear” in hand-to-h [...]

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Rock pythons are S. Florida's latest threat State biologists fear reptiles are expanding territory

Rock pythons are S. Florida's latest threat

State biologists are concerned that the aggressive rock python might be the latest invasive species to become established in the Everglades and elsewhere in South Florida.
Wildlife officials planned Friday to do a [...]

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HIGH SCHOOL JOURNALISM: An all-nighter

Editor’s note: Here is your chance to tell your story about your team, your school or your favorite player. If you’d like to join The Gazette’s growing list of high school contributors, contact J.R. Ogden at jr.ogden@thegazette.com

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HIGH SCHOOL JOURNALISM: A trapping season prequel

Editor's note: Here is your chance to tell your story about your team, your school or your favorite player. If you'd like to join The Gazette's growing list of high school contributors, contact J.R. Ogden at jr.ogden@thegazette.com

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