Cougar Close Encounter Provides Unexpected Excitment

Cougar Close Encounter Provides Unexpected Excitment

Sep 24, 2016

  Few wildlife events have created more excitement than the well-publicized invasion of wild mountain lions into Iowa. So much so, that the excitement has, at times, bordered on near hysteria. In reality, it isn’t likely that Iowa will ever harbor a viable population of free roaming cougars – even a small one. But it is probable, however, that the...

Colorado Rocky Mountain High

Colorado Rocky Mountain High

Sep 22, 2016

Starry Nights, Crisp Mountain Meadows, Bugling Bulls All The Necessary Ingredients For Enjoying A Colorado Rocky Mountain High Participating in a high country, muscle pulling, lung busting public lands do-it-yourself wilderness elk hunt is one of bow hunting’s great challenges. Colorado, the state harboring more elk than any other, is as good a place as...

September Hummingbird Migration Right on Schedule

September Hummingbird Migration Right on Schedule

Sep 17, 2016

  Most of the doves left early. The annual flight of blue-winged teal is running late. But the fall migration of ruby-throated hummingbirds is right on schedule. Urged south by shortening photo periods, tens of thousands of hummingbirds are currently passing through Iowa and there’s no better time to enjoy some close up viewing than right...

Where the Buffalo Roam

Where the Buffalo Roam

Sep 3, 2016

  Viewing Can Become A Dangerous Obsession The American bison is the largest land animal in the western hemisphere. I’ve never heard of anyone who didn’t find the giant prairie icons fascinating, and some ‘buffalo watchers’ enjoy the creatures to the point of obsession. I fall into the latter category. When it comes to bison, I can...

National Wildlife Federation Aids in Wild Sheep Recovery

National Wildlife Federation Aids in Wild Sheep Recovery

Sep 2, 2016

  CUSTER, SD—-If you drive through the western edge of South Dakota’s Black Hills, you’re likely to see some brightly painted yellow road signs that read: Bighorn Sheep Crossing – Be Prepared To Stop. Unfortunately, the colorful steel billboards are mostly wishful thinking. And if you suddenly do have to slam on your brakes, it will likely be...