Outdoors

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 ... »

Quarantined Iowa deer tested positive for fatal disease

Almost 80 percent of a large, recently depopulated captive deer herd in Cerro Gordo County tested positive for chronic wasting disease, the Iowa De ... »

Iowa to reduce number of deer licenses

By Erin Murphy, Gazette-Lee Des Moines Bureau

DES MOINES — Fewer does will be hunted this year in Iowa under changes adopted Tuesday b ... »

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, co ... »

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 d ... »

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 ... »

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 ... »

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 Addi ... »

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 gymna ... »

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