Ten swans to be released at four locations in southern Iowa in May.
Walleye population assessments show very healthy numbers of large walleyes.
Harvesting Wild Morel Mushrooms
Tips on when, where, and how to locate them
Where’s a list of tips for hunting wild morel mushrooms, including the when, where, and how to find them. Plus, 10 different options for preparing them and tips for storing your harvest.
This Saturday, April 15, most state parks will have water on, and shower and restroom buildings open for campers. And on Saturday, May 6, state park campgrounds will celebrate the start of the season with a Camping Kickoff.
The goal is to collect enough fish to hatch 158 million walleye fry that will supply Iowa lakes and fish hatcheries.
The Iowa DNR’s annual spring spotlight survey is underway with Wildlife and Law Enforcement staff conducting nighttime counts of all furbearing animals, and white-tailed deer.
Governor recently proclaimed April as Invasive Species Awareness Month in Iowa. The April proclamation is particularly timely as outdoor enthusiasts head out to boat, fish and camp.
Efforts have resulted in good fishing for largemouth bass and redear sunfish at Nine Eagles, and good crappie and largemouth bass fishing at Slip Bluff.
Hundreds of thousands of catchable-sized rainbow and brook trout and fingerling brown trout will be stocked in hundreds of miles of northeast Iowa streams between April 3 and October 2017.
In 1980, only six streams in Iowa sustained a trout population without stocking. In 2007, it grew to 32 streams and today, trout reproduce naturally on 45 Iowa streams, thanks to improvements.
Peregrine falcons, prairie chickens, osprey headline upcoming Iowa gatherings.
Poacher chased the deer about 9 miles. The deer antlers green score exceeded 200 inches.
Many boater education courses are offering discounts or other incentives, during the week of March 19-25, to students who enroll or complete a boating safety education course.
After eating light during the winter, channel catfish go on a feeding frenzy in early spring, eating gizzard shad and other small fish that died over the winter.
Test results still pending on deer from a handful of counties and on 86 deer tissue samples from the Clayton County special deer collection effort that ended on March 5.
Nearly 3,050 archers from 87 schools participated in Iowa’s National Archery in the Schools Program after school league from Dec. 1 to Feb. 18.
Bringing trout to cities and towns offers a “close-to-home” option for Iowans who might not travel to northeast Iowa to discover trout fishing.
It’s about 3,000 fewer than were reported in 2015, but nearly identical to the 2014 harvest.
Archers from 82 schools will be shooting for $8,000 in scholarships and other prizes and a chance to go to nationals May 11-13 in Louisville, Ky.
The statewide meetings, over the Iowa Communications Network to listen to the public’s thoughts on hunting and trapping regs, are part of the process for making rules in state government.
Meeting prompted after a deer harvested during the 2016 hunting season in west-central Clayton County tested positive for chronic wasting disease — the first wild deer that tested positive for CWD outside of Allamakee County.
Anglers were fishing on about 3 inches of ice on West Lake Osceola; ice fishing is not recommended over about the southern third of the state.
The Iowa DNR and other state fisheries agencies tag paddlefish to better understand and manage populations.
Any changes must be approved by the Natural Resource Commission and then go back to the public for further comment before taking effect in the fall.
It’s the first chronic wasting disease-positive wild deer confirmed outside of Allamakee County; meeting scheduled to discuss disease
Helping DNR collect additional deer samples near Harpers Ferry to look for chronic wasting disease