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New Reciprocal Agreement Established for Nebraska-Iowa Border

LINCOLN, Neb. – A new reciprocal agreement allows for some hunting on certain Nebraska-Iowa border lands. The agreement offers new hunting opportunities to residents of both states by including some Iowa land that lies west of the Missouri River and Nebraska land east of the river. The purpose of the…


“Give Back” Opportunities Abound For Volunteers in Iowa

DES MOINES – Although school is back in session and summer has come to a close, the Keepers of the Land Volunteer Program of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources offers volunteers ample opportunities to continue to give back to our natural resources. Creek Cleanup and Tree Planting Event: Volunteers…


New 24-hour Hotline to Update Off-Highway Vehicle Park Conditions in Iowa

The Iowa OHV Association, in partnership with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, has recently added an OHV Park Hotline to keep the public up-to-date on park closings and park issues throughout the state. The hotline number, 515-281-8385, will have the most up-to-date information available to the public 24 hours…


Relaxed Fishing Regulations at Lake Darling

BRIGHTON – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will relax the fishing regulations at Lake Darling on September 12, to allow anglers to more freely harvest fish before the lake is completely drained to repair a spillway leak, extend the dam, and to perform a lake restoration project. The…


Iowa Fishing Report – 8/28/2008

 The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will be releasing the weekly fishing report on Thursdays in an effort to provide the latest information heading into the weekend. The weekly fishing report is compiled from information gathered from local bait shops, angler creel surveys, and county and state parks staff. For…


Annual Survey of Upland Game Begins In Iowa August 1

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) annual survey of upland game populations will soon be under way with state wildlife biologists and conservation officers driving more than 200, 30-mile routes statewide from August 1-15. The August Roadside Survey, as it is called, is the DNR’s main tool for determining…


Iowa Fishing Report – 7/17/2008

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will be releasing the weekly fishing report on Thursdays in an effort to provide the latest information heading into the weekend. The weekly fishing report is compiled from information gathered from local bait shops, angler creel surveys, and county and state parks staff. For…


Green Valley State Park to Receive Major Facelift

CRESTON – Green Valley State Park will undergo a major transformation over the next two years, essentially resulting in a new lake and a much-improved campground. Iowa Department of Natural Resources fisheries staff began lowering the lake July 9. It is anticipated the lake will be inaccessible by boat, and…


Iowa Pheasants Endure Brutal Winter, Cold Wet Spring

BOONE – Iowa’s hard winter and cool, wet spring made life here difficult for pheasants. Take away places to hide from the weather or predators, and to hatch young, and life gets even more challenging. “There is no question that weather conditions this past winter and spring was bad for…


Iowa Fishing Report – 6/26/2008

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will be releasing the weekly fishing report on Thursdays in an effort to provide the latest information heading into the weekend. The weekly fishing report is compiled from information gathered from local bait shops, angler creel surveys, and county and state parks staff. For…