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State Fair Shatters Attendance Records

State Fair Shatters Attendance Records

The 2015 Iowa State Fair was one for the record books. Despite a couple of rainy days, an estimated, unaudited 1,117,398 people visited the 2015 Iowa State Fair, besting the previous 2008 record of 1,109,150. The 2015 Iowa State Fair was held August 13-23. A breakdown of daily attendance is listed below: Thursday, August 13

Turkey farm

Area Turkey Production May be Slow to Recover

The president of the Iowa Turkey Federation’s board of directors doesn’t raise turkeys, but his family business has been hit hard by the bird flu outbreak. Ross Thoreson is the sales manager for Best Veterinary Solutions. Thoreson’s company sells veterinary supplies to turkey producers and operations with laying hens. Rembrandt Enterprises, based in northwest Iowa,

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Smallmouth and Channel Catfish Good in Saturday Morning Fishing Report

The weekly fishing report is compiled from information gathered from local bait shops, angler creel surveys, and county and state parks staff. For current information, contact the district fisheries office at the phone number listed at the end of each district report.   NORTHWEST Nelson Park Lake Channel Catfish – Fair: Anglers have picked up

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NORTH IOWA OUTDOORS: Revised Wildlife Action Plan Released for Public Comment

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is accepting public comment on its State Wildlife Action Plan over the next several weeks as part of a federally required comprehensive review. The draft revisions will be released in a series of chapters online at www.iowadnr.gov/Environment/WildlifeStewardship/IowaWildlifeActionPlan.aspx. The plan – “Securing a Future for Fish and Wildlife: A Conservation

Treestand hunting

NORTH IOWA OUTDOORS: Tree Stand Safety Focus of Awareness Campaign

A campaign is underway by tree stand manufacturers, retailers, media, natural resource agencies and deer hunters to reduce and eliminate tree stand accidents by raising awareness of this issue and providing education about safe tree stand hunting best practices. Tree stand accidents can happen to deer hunters of all skill levels and result in serious