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Letting Go

Photography courtesy of Lowell Washburn, all rights reserved.Letting go can be hard to do – especially when it’s something you love.     McGregor,IA — It was a brilliant spring day, and my wife Carol and I were admiring the view …

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Bobtail

Photography courtesy of Lowell Washburn, all rights reserved.I’m not one of those people who is big on naming wildlife.  But in the case of Bobtail, it was hard to resist. Bobtail is a white-tailed doe that, at some point in …

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Spring Turkeys

Photography courtesy of Lowell Washburn, all rights reserved.The final segment of Iowa’s four-part spring turkey season is currently underway.  The season ends May 15. As is the case with most outdoor activities, turkey hunting success depends largely on local weather …

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Spring Mushrooms

Photography courtesy of Lowell Washburn, all rights reserved.For Iowa mushroom hunters, it’s been a cold, dark, and windy spring.  At a time when succulent morels should begin emerging in numbers, nighttime temps hover near or below freezing on an all …

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Spring Migration

Photography courtesy of Lowell Washburn, all rights reserved.The white-hot stars of a spring night were rapidly fading into nothingness.  Meanwhile, the eastern horizon was being set ablaze by strengthening hues of the impending sunrise.  A new day was beginning at …

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March Smackdown

Photography courtesy of Lowell Washburn, all rights reserved.Although Iowa’s spring turkey seasons are still a few weeks away, local gobblers are already strutting their stuff.  By the sounds of it, this morning would be no exception.  In spite of chilly …

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