PAINFUL ENCOUNTERS

PAINFUL ENCOUNTERS

Jul 20, 2016

             Not All Wildlife Encounters End in Warm Fuzzies  Nothing compares to a day spent in the great out-of-doors. Depending on individual interests, outdoor fun may include hunting, fishing, hiking, canoeing, biking or birding. The list is virtually endless. But hidden among all that outdoor fun are potential dangers; many of which may...

The Celebration Continues!

The Celebration Continues!

Jul 7, 2016

  The Fourth of July parades and picnics may be past; but for this North Iowa gobbler the celebration continues.  In spite of the calendar date and return of mid-summer heat, I spotted this gobbler proudly strutting his stuff in a Cerro Gordo County hay field.  Assuming he began displaying [like most gobblers did] sometime in February, this bird has been...

Goose Rodeo

Goose Rodeo

Jul 3, 2016

  GOOSE RODEO AIDS IN WATERFOWL MANAGEMENT VENTURA — The trap was set. The noose was tightening. With canoes, kayak, and DNR patrol boat drawing ever closer; the retreating goose flock had little chance for escape. With adult geese rendered temporarily flightless by the summer molt and this year’s crop of youngsters not yet capable of taking to...