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Camping at Diamond Lake

Camping at Diamond Lake    by Mark Vavroch Is spring finally here? With the temperatures in the 60s and 70s over the weekend, I think we are all hoping it is, although some of us thought spring was here about mid- February.  I know many of you are eagerly anticipating another year of camping and fishing […]

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Pheasants Forever – Provides Critical Funding to Expand Deep River Timber Wildlife Area

  By:  Mark Vavroch, County Conservation Director The Poweshiek County Conservation Board purchased 91 acres of land from Stephen Cranston on June 29.  The property is located east of Deep River, and it lies adjacent to the east side of the Deep River Timber Wildlife Area.  This wildlife area will now encompass over 310 acres […]

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Food Plots for Wildlife – Plan Now

By Mark Vavroch Iowa pheasants have enjoyed a good three-year run of milder winters leading to some of the  highest spring bird numbers since 2008, but that run of good luck can’t last forever. Weather and habitat are keys to bird survival, and over the last eight years Iowa has lost 500,000 acres of CRP […]

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Thank You!

  The time leading up to warmer weather that spring brings us seems to take forever. Granted we have been pretty fortunate this winter, as it has been a mild winter…so far.  We also dodged a bullet on the “storm of the century” that dropped a total of 3” of snow, if that.  I realize […]

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