Outdoors

Two time Cedar Rapids Bassmasters fisherman of the year going for the hat trick

Having won his second straight Cedar Rapids Bassmasters fisherman of the year title, Justin Lubbock will be striving this year to join the elite co ... »

Researchers dispute claim that eagle populations are crashing

State, federal and other bald eagle researchers dispute the recent assertion by Terrence Ingram, executive director of the Eagle Nature Foundation, ... »

National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic in Des Moines to focus on water quality, wildlife habitat

A special session on agriculture’s critical relationship with water quality and wildlife habitat will highlight the National Pheasant Fest & ... »

Iowa DNR wants to prevent spread of Chronic Wasting Disease in deer

HARPERS FERRY — An unprecedented special deer hunt will likely be conducted near here in the coming weeks to gather tissue samples for addit ... »

In ice fishing, you take what you get until you can catch what you can

WILLIAMS, Minn. — The generally meaningless expression, “it is what it is,” actually held some meaning for me and my seven fri ... »

Rodeo bullfighting ‘ain’t for the faint of heart’

CEDAR RAPIDS — Being a rodeo bullfighter “ain’t for the faint of heart,” said Dustin Nelson, who has spent 14 years in ... »

Hooked on bulls

Editor’s note: Ruth Nicolaus is the “media contact” for Big Time Bull Riding, which is holding its 13th annual show in Dubuque ... »

Rodeo returns to Cedar Rapids for a 2-day run

CEDAR RAPIDS — The World’s Toughest Rodeo’s bulls and broncs are back in town tonight and tomorrow at the U.S. Cellular Center ... »

Bucking a trend

CEDAR RAPIDS — In recent years, hunting has seen an increase in popularity with both men and women, especially in Iowa.

It shou ... »

Archery shoots on tap this weekend

The Waltonian Archers will host an Indoor 3D/2D Shoot from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at their range, 3985 Wickiup Hill Rd., Toddville.

The cost ... »

Warmed by success

AFTON — Nothing keeps an ice angler warm on a cold winter day like biting fish.

When a bitter January wind howls, as it did early last ... »

Battle of the birds: Owls trying to take over Decorah eagles’ nest

DECORAH — A power struggle is underway for ownership of the Decorah eagles nest.

A pair of great horned owls have come to blows with t ... »

Popular .22 long-rifle shells are in short supply at Corridor gun shops

Corridor ammunition dealers have been struggling to hunt down .22 caliber shells amid a long-term national shortage.

Iowa City’s Fin ... »

Cedar Rapids bowhunt participation down, fewest deer taken in 10 years

CEDAR RAPIDS — Fewer bowhunters are participating in the city's annual deer hunt, and hunters in the four-month-long season that ended Jan. 1 ... »

A different prep passion

Editor’s note: Part of our high school journalism program is encouraging students to write. This is one of more than 30 stories written by s ... »

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