Speed Goat

Speed Goat

Sep 17, 2017

       High Plains Pronghorns Provide Outdoor Thrills On the high plains of western Dakota, autumn has arrived. Down in the valleys and creek bottoms, the cottonwood and aspens have turned a brilliant gold. Up here on top, the distinctive blue green of wild sage and bright red of dwarf rosebud offer colorful contrast to the tawny brown of sun scorched...

Masters of Stealth

Masters of Stealth

Sep 14, 2017

                            Arrayed in a dazzling cloak of pure white, the great egret is one of the world’s most spectacular birds. A long-distance migrant, the huge bird is equally at home on northern Minnesota lakes during summer and balmy West Indies lagoons in winter. In Northern Iowa, the...

September Hunting Seasons Underway

September Hunting Seasons Underway

Sep 5, 2017

     Strong Hunter Turnout – Good Success For Iowa hunting enthusiasts, the Labor Day weekend is a big time, nonstop, action-packed event. The 2017 dove season began September 1st, and although large numbers of doves had already migrated out of the state, most of Iowa’s 10,000 participants appear to have enjoyed anywhere from good to somewhere beyond...

Booming From the Mists of Nowhere – a Book Review

Booming From the Mists of Nowhere – a Book Review

Sep 3, 2017

  Booming From the Mists of Nowhere is a reading adventure — our latest best chronicle regarding the life and times of America’s greater prairie chicken. For those who love native prairie and the prairie chickens that inhabit its open spaces, this book is a mandatory read. Written by Greg Hoch and published by the University of Iowa Press, the book is...

Hovering on Invisible Wings

Hovering on Invisible Wings

Sep 2, 2017

Mix the sugar water; lock and load the feeders. The fall migration of ruby-throated hummingbirds has arrived in North Iowa. For anyone wishing to view good numbers of these tiny travelers; there’s no better time than now. Keeping an eye on backyard nectar feeders is one of the easiest and best ways to get a close up look at Iowa’s smallest migratory bird....