October Archery Tip

October Archery Tip

Oct 22, 2016

The annual fall rut is picking up steam across the state and with mild weather and colorful fall foliage living on borrowed time, there’s no better time to begin hunting Iowa white-tails.  But although bow hunters will be seeing a good number of deer when they take to the early woodlands,  most will be reluctant to fill their tags as they wait out the...

Tribute to October

Tribute to October

Oct 7, 2016

  If I were to choose a single month as my favorite, I’d pick the month of October – hands down. Here’s some of what I like about October. Fall foliage is at its colorful peak, and the early autumn weather seems to agree with just about everyone. Generally speaking, October mornings are crisp and cool; the afternoons warm and sunny. Early morning...

Migrating Warblers Provide October Birding Highlight

Migrating Warblers Provide October Birding Highlight

Oct 7, 2016

  The October bird migration is one of the most interesting and exciting aspects of fall. Some migrations are hard to miss — the noisy arrival of wild geese, the large soaring assemblages [kettles] of broad-winged hawks or turkey vultures, the sudden appearance of ducks and coots on local wetlands. Other aspects of the annual migration are much more...

The Morning I Spent With The Cows

The Morning I Spent With The Cows

Oct 4, 2016

  It’s Been An Incredible Goose Season So Far But I Seriously Doubt That Any Future Hunts Will Be Able To Top The Canada geese presented a classic example of pure contentment. While some birds preened their feathers, others gossiped among themselves or quietly napped on one leg. To even a casual observer, it was more than a little bit obvious that the...