Antler Hunting Season Has Begun

Antler Hunting Season Has Begun

Feb 22, 2022

Iowa bucks are suddenly losing their heads — or at least the showiest parts of them. By the time mid-February rolls around, North Iowa’s white-tailed bucks will have begun dropping their antlers.  For outdoor enthusiasts, it’s an annual Call to Arms as a willing legion of shed hunters invade local woodlands in search of lost treasure. ...

February is National Bird Feeding Month

February is National Bird Feeding Month

Feb 8, 2022

On February 23, 1994, United States Congressman, John Porter [R-Il] officially proclaimed February as National Bird Feeding Month.  Reading his proposal into the Congressional Record, Porter noted that February is the most difficult month for wild birds.  Expounding the educational, entertainment, and ecological values of wild birdlife, the...

How Much Corn Can a Greenhead Guzzle?

How Much Corn Can a Greenhead Guzzle?

Feb 5, 2022

We’ve all heard that oft repeated ditty — How much wood can a woodchuck chuck?   Well, maybe it’s time to put a new spin on that old line by begging the question — How much corn can a greenhead guzzle? The question came to mind while recently enjoying a late January falconry duck hunt along a partially open creek in extreme...