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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
It was a perfect day for the 18th annual ice fishing derby co-sponsored by the Poweshiek County Conservation Board and the Poweshiek County Izaak Walton League. It was held on Saturday, January 30, at Diamond Lake. Temperatures at the 9:00 a.m. start time were a balmy 40 degrees and sunny with no wind. Without doubt, […]
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