North Zone Waterfowl Season Ends on High Note

North Zone Waterfowl Season Ends on High Note

Dec 11, 2021

The waterfowl season ended December 7th in Iowa’s North Zone.  And although the peak of this year’s waterfowl migrations had occurred by mid-November, there were still some mallards and Canada geese clinging to local refuge areas.  Since there was no open water, I spent the last couple of days hunting in corn stubble near Clear Lake.  The...

Wind Driven Swans

Wind Driven Swans

Dec 9, 2021

Following an extended stretch of abnormally mild temperatures, the summery atmosphere ended abruptly as a fast-moving Canadian cold front invaded Northern Iowa December 6.  By sunrise Monday, temps were headed for the basement as thermometers plunged to the lower single digits.  Northwest winds — gusting to as high as 50 mph — effectively...