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RRWA Presents "Life in the Raccoon River"

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The Raccoon River Watershed Association presents the 4th annual Life in the Raccoon River conference on Saturday, March 12, 2011 at the Ankeny DMACC Auditorium, building 6. This event is open to the public with FREE admission. From 9:00-3:00 a multitude of presenters will be speaking on a variety of ecological and natural resource topics. Speakers include professors, Iowa DNR employees, and members of nature and conservation groups. For more information including a full schedule of events visit: http://web.mac.com/mikedelaney1/North_Raccoon/News-_Feb._6,_2011.html


The Raccoon River Watershed Association is an all volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to the stewardship and enhancement of the Raccoon River and it's watershed. For more information on the organization including membership information visit our website. Also follow us on Twitter or Facebook http://twitter.com/RaccoonRiverWA


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Coach Certification Courses for the Iowa High School and Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP)

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From the Iowa DNR Shooting Sports: Below are course descriptions, information and links to registration forms for upcoming Shotgun Coach Training opportunities in Iowa. This information and the most current class schedules are available online at: http://www.iowadnr.gov/law/shootingsports/bsc.html



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Friends of the NRA banquet Cedar Rapids

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The Friend of the NRA are having a Banquet at the Best Western Longbranch, Cedar Rapids, IA
Sat. Feb 12th @ 5:30.
Tickets : 319-849-3967
FRIENDSOFNRA.ORG
Public Welcome


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Custom rodbuilding course near CR, IA

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Fishing Rod Building Class
Build a fishing rod to your specifications! A fishing
rod building class will be held on February 15, 22, and
March 1 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Wickiup Hill Outdoor
Learning Center near Toddville, Iowa. Custom rod builder and naturalist Chuck Ungs, will lead participants through the process of building a St. Croix, Rainshadow or other brand of spinning rod. When finished with this series of classes, you will have a base of knowledge to move on to other rod-building projects. Of course you also get to keep the rod you build. For additional information or to register, please call Chuck at (319) 892-6485 or e-mail to Chuck.Ungs(at)LinnCounty.org. Registration by February 2 is required. Class size is limited. Class cost depends on the brand and model of fishing rod blank and options selected.


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Longbow building workshop near CR Iowa

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Bow Building Workshop
Over time, many types of building skills have been lost to modern manufacturing. A skill that is still used today, as it has been for generations, is longbow building. If you have an interest in building your own bow with the help of an experienced instructor, this is your chance. Gene Winter has been building bows for many years and will be sharing his skill with workshop participants on Saturday, February 5, and Sunday, February 6 from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. You will need to attend both days to receive full instruction. The workshop will be held at our maintenance shop, which is located behind the Conservation Department’s administrative building. These buildings are located at 1890 County Home Road (next to the Abbe Center in rural Marion). Workshop cost is $ 200 per person including one stave. Participants may purchase additional staves also. Pre-registration by February 2 is required, as class size is limited. For more information or to pre-register, please contact Chuck at 892-6485.


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Attendees of Iowa Sportsman Outdoors Show

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Just a quick heads up to all people that attended The Iowa Sportsman Outdoors Show we have had several people call us and tell us that a company that exhibited at the show is trying to give away vacations and then secure a credit card for hidden fees. It is a complete scam, while you may win a trip it won't be until 2012 or 2013 then as stated above they try and secure a credit card from you for hidden fees. If you get a call from "We Tour America" or "Dream Escapes" or "Vacation Get-aways" hang up immediately.

Thanks and sorry for the incovience if this company gives you a call.


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Join The Raccoon River Watershed Association

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RRWA Mission Statement“----The Raccoon River Watershed Association is a group of citizens dedicated to the stewardship of the Raccoon River. It seeks to preserve and enhance the river and its watershed. It will strive to improve the quality of the river and its watershed so that citizens can safely enjoy swimming, fishing, canoeing, hunting, hiking, bird watching and other outdoor recreational activities. The association will engage in education, networking, cleanup, assessment and policy making to achieve these ends.”


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Trout Heading to Lakes Across Iowa

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Iowa DNR News Release

Posted: January 4, 2011

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will be stocking trout in urban areas across Iowa in January, beginning Jan. 8 when 1,800 trout are released in North Prairie Lake, in Cedar Falls, and 1,600 are released in Bacon Creek Lake in Sioux City.

On Jan. 15, 900 trout will be stocked in West Lake in Big Lake Park at Council Bluffs, and 1,800 in Heritage Pond, in Dubuque. On Jan. 22, 1,400 trout will be stocked in Scharnberg Pond near Spencer and on Jan. 29, 1,400 trout will be stocked in Blue Pit, in Mason City.

All stockings are based on favorable weather conditions.

Anglers who want to fish for the trout are required to pay the trout fee in addition to an Iowa fishing license. The 2010 Iowa fishing licenses and stamps expire on Jan. 10.

The daily bag limit for trout is five and the possession limit is 10.

Kids under 16 may fish without a trout fee, as long as each is supervised by a properly licensed adult who has paid the trout fee. Their combined catch, however, cannot exceed a single daily limit. Those younger anglers may also pay their own trout fee and fish for their own daily limit.


http://www.iowadnr.gov/news/11jan/trout.html


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ICE OUTING GOING BACK TO BOJI

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It is that time of year again to get ready for the Iowa Sportsman Ice Outing. This years ice outing will be held on Little Emerson Bay at Camp Boji. At the info you need to attend is below. We look forward to having a great turn out. Just to give us an idea of how many people are attending we will have a sign up page under the ice fishing forum. These are great events to finally put a face to a name and create great memories. I hope that all can make it!

Dates: January 21st-23rd (Cabin reserved for Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd
night)
Location: Camp Okoboji, 1531 Edgewood Drive, Milford, IA 51351

For room reservations call 712-337-3325 ask for Lorene
Contact details: http://www.campokoboji.org/contactus.php
Cabin: Bethal Retreat Center
Cost: $20 per night/person (credit card preferred)
Email: *camp.okoboji@1idwlcms.org*

Pot Luck: Saturday 22nd evening in Bethal Retreat Center

Camp's Website: http://www.campokoboji.org/index.php
Map of Camp: http://www.campokoboji.org/pdfs/campokobojimap.pdf
Driving Directions:
http://tinyurl.com/2bushxf


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Miami Peakock Bass

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I know it's not spelled that way but the website censored the correct spelling of the peakock bass.

As much as I love ice fishing, I also love to escape the arctic blast for awhile each winter. Last winters escape from the frozen midwest was especially exciting because we took a cruise to the eastern Carribean with our daughter and our new son in law Rob.
While cruising is a delightful way to get to several wonderful ports, I was most enthusiastic about a planned bass fishing day in Miami for Pea*censored* bass. Since Rob likes to fish and had just graduated from Drake University, I decided to treat him to a day of guided Pea*censored* Bass fishing. I had reserved the day and time through a Florida fishing website and was anticipating a very special bonding day with Rob. We both had always wanted to fish for Pea*censored* Bass so this was truely a day to look forward to.


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