Return to Frostbite Creek

Return to Frostbite Creek

Jan 31, 2022

Winter Adventures Provide Both Fond & Not So Fond Memories Frostbite Creek got its name when my friend Ross Dirks, almost lost his hand there.  The incident occurred during a 2019 falconry duck hunt.  Environmental conditions were downright polar that day; an unbearable blend of howling wind, blowing snow, and a wind chill that had dropped to...

January Goose Season Ends

January Goose Season Ends

Jan 27, 2022

Iowa goose hunters are feeling a bit down this week.  As of sunset January 22, hunting seasons are now closed in all of the state’s three-tiered goose zones.  This year’s goose chase is over.  Time to clean the shotguns, stow the decoys and begin dreaming of next season. For Canada goose enthusiasts, there is good reason to lament the...

January Whitetails

January Whitetails

Jan 17, 2022

I love bow hunting – especially during the November rut when big Iowa bucks are on the move.  In spite of some close calls, I don’t necessarily bag a buck, of course.  In fact, on most years I don’t, which is why I find myself returning to the woods in January.  Subzero white-tail – Although most of the late season deer I bag are does;...

Winter Bird Feeding

Winter Bird Feeding

Jan 6, 2022

If you’re feeding backyard birds, you’ve probably noticed a significant increase in activity during the past few days.  With double digit below zero temps and wind chill values plunging to minus forty, it’s little wonder that our feathered visitors are busily cramming down every bit of food they can find. Providing a variety of foods will attract...