2021 Iowa Waterfowl Preview

2021 Iowa Waterfowl Preview

Aug 25, 2021

Iowa’s fall waterfowl seasons kickoff September 1st with a special statewide, sixteen-day teal-only hunt.  The bonus teal event is followed by a dizzying series of split hunting seasons occurring across the state’s North, Central, and Southern zones.  To see what’s going on in your area, check the DNR’s waterfowl hunting regs.  Here...

2021 Pheasant Forecast

2021 Pheasant Forecast

Aug 17, 2021

Iowa’s small game hunting seasons are just around the corner.  Cottontail rabbits, fox squirrels and gray squirrels become legal game September 4th.  Pheasant hunting begins with a two-day youth hunt on October 23 & 24th followed by the regular season which runs from October 30 through January 10, 2022. The best indicator of what this...

Great Crested Flycatcher

Great Crested Flycatcher

Aug 1, 2021

The melody was diagnostic.  A great crested flycatcher was singing from the treetops.  I couldn’t see the bird, of course.  Inhabiting the uppermost layers of the forest canopy, the species’ whereabouts is usually obscured by summer vegetation.  This is one bird that is definitely more often heard than seen.  Consequently, most...