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Second Public Meeting Planned for Pilot Program on Hunting Access

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DNR press release

DES MOINES - The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will host a second public meeting on the voluntary public access habitat incentive program at 1 p.m.,March 29, in the fourth floor west conference room of the Wallace State Office Building, in Des Moines.

The program is part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture farm bill. The Iowa DNR was awarded a $1.5 million grant by the USDA to test a pilot program for three years. The program provides funding to landowners who voluntarily sign up to install wildlife habitat or habitat improvements on their land. In turn, the landowner would allow hunters access to their land.

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Drake Sportmen's Club 5 Gun Raffle Pack

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We are holding a Remington 5 gun raffle pack with the proceeds going towards the Drake University Sportsmen's Club, which is a student organization devoted to teaching students how to safely and properly enjoy firearms and the shooting sports. This raffle has 250 tickets to sell at $50 a piece, once the tickets are gone there are no more. Each ticket gives you one chance to win the grand prize package which is made up of; a Remington Versamax (12 gauge), Remington Model 597 Magnum (.22 Win Mag), Remington Model 1911 R1 (.45 Auto), Remington 870 Wingmaster (28 gauge), and a Remington 870 Wingmaster Classic Trap (12 Guage). Again we are only selling 250 tickets for the package therefore each entry gives you a 1 in 250 chance to win. If anyone is interested in the gun raffle or knows someone who may be please send me an email at uriah.hansen@drake.edu with any questions. Thank you for reading and good luck if you choose to enter! I also have the official raffle flier that I am able to email to you in order to see all the guns and order form if you would like to see it.

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WAUKON – A public meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, March 1st in Waukon to discuss recent efforts to prevent chronic wasting disease and other livestock-related diseases in Allamakee County.

The meeting is scheduled for 7-9 p.m. at the Waukon Banquet Center, 612 Rossville Road, and will feature Dr. Dale Garner, chief of the wildlife bureau for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Dr. David Schmitt, state veterinarian for the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS).

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Saylorville Lake Accepting Applications for Wheelin' Sportsmen Turkey Hunt

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers along with the Central Iowa Longspurs Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) will be hosting its fourth annual Saylorville Lake Wheelin’ Sportsmen Turkey Hunt on April 16th 2011. The hunt will pair disabled individuals with volunteer guides from the NWTF in hopes of bagging a turkey and having a great time in the outdoors.

Last year’s hunt was awarded “2010 Wheelin’ Sportsmen Event of the Year” by the NWTF. If you or someone you know may be interested in participating in this year’s hunt applications are currently being accepted. For more information on this event or for an application you may contact Natural Resource Specialist Tyler Hill at 515-276-4656 ext. 6512 or visit the Saylorville Lake website at www.corpslakes.us/saylorville.

The Wheelin’ Sportsmen is an outreach program developed by the NWTF. The goal of the program is to provide all people with disabilities the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors through local chapter events nationwide. For more information on the Wheelin’ Sportsmen NWTF visit the website, www.wheelinsportsmen.org or call

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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
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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