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End of the Line

Photography courtesy of Lowell Washburn, all rights reserved.The final segment of Iowa’s [North Zone] duck season ended December 5th.   Despite widespread drought and ever receding water levels, the 2023 season was surprisingly productive.  In addition to seeing overall good duck

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Snipe Hunt

Photography courtesy of Lowell Washburn, all rights reserved.For most folks, the words ‘Snipe Hunt’ will bring to mind one of the world’s most famous practical jokes.  The joke takes place when a naive newcomer is taken to a spooky, nighttime

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Teal Season 2023

Photography courtesy of Lowell Washburn, all rights reserved.Despite widespread drought and receding water levels, Iowa waterfowl enthusiasts fared surprisingly well during this year’s special 16-day teal-only hunting season.  The season kick off was somewhat dampened, however, as blue-winged teal staged

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