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August 2nd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

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2014 Iowa Hunting Seasons Released

Ag/Outdoor, News, Sports

August 2nd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Iowa deer hunters will notice fewer seasons and changes in certain seasons this year. Officials with the Iowa DNR say the January antlerless deer season has been eliminated, the number of antlerless deer tags has been reduced and hunters in 27 northwest counties are allowed only antlered deer during the first shotgun and early muzzleloader seasons. Crossbows were allowed as a legal method of take for resident Iowa hunters during the late muzzleloader season.

Iowa waterfowl hunters have an experimental September teal only season from Sept. 6-21 in all three waterfowl zones. The remaining waterfowl seasons will be set during the August 14 meeting of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources Natural Resource Commission after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issues their season requirements to the states.

Iowa Hunting and Trapping Seasons

Deer Seasons

Youth: Sept. 20-Oct. 5

Disabled Hunter: Sept. 20-Oct. 5

Archery: Oct. 1-Dec. 5 AND Dec. 22-Jan. 10

Early Muzzleloader: Oct. 11-19

Late Muzzleloader: Dec. 22-Jan. 10

First Shotgun: Dec. 6-10

Second Shotgun: Dec. 13-21

Nonresident Holiday: Dec. 24-Jan. 2

 Small Game and Upland Seasons

Youth Rooster Pheasant: Oct. 18-19

Rooster Pheasant: Oct. 25-Jan. 10

Bobwhite Quail: Oct. 25-Jan. 31

Gray Partridge: Oct. 11-Jan. 31

Ruffed Grouse: Oct. 4-Jan. 31

Cottontail Rabbit: Aug. 30-Feb. 28

Fox and Gray Squirrel: Aug. 30-Jan. 31

Crow: Oct. 15-Nov. 30 AND Jan. 14-March 31

Pigeon: Continuous Open Season

Migratory Game Bird Seasons

Mourning Dove: Sept. 1-Nov. 9

September Teal Season: Sept. 6-21 in all three zones. Additional regulations apply.

Furbearer Hunting Seasons

Raccoon: Nov. 1-Jan. 31

Opossum: Nov. 1-Jan. 31

Red and Gray Fox: Nov. 1-Jan. 31

Bobcat: Nov. 1-Jan. 31 Additional regulations apply.

Coyote: Continuous Open Season

Groundhog: Continuous Open Season

Trapping Seasons

Raccoon: Nov.1-Jan. 31

Muskrat: Nov.1-Jan. 31

Red and Gray Fox: Nov.1-Jan. 31

Coyote: Nov.1-Jan. 31

Badger: Nov.1-Jan. 31

Mink: Nov.1-Jan. 31

Weasel: Nov.1-Jan. 31

Opossum: Nov.1-Jan. 31

Striped Skunk: Nov.1-Jan. 31

Beaver: Nov. 1-April 15

Otter: Nov.1-Jan. 31 Additional regulations apply.

Bobcat: Nov.1-Jan. 31 Additional regulations apply.

Disorderly conduct arrest


August 2nd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The Red Oak Police Department reports one person was arrested for Disorderly Conduct Friday night. 40-year old Eric Michael Huffstutlear, of Red Oak, was arrested at around 10:50-p.m. at 401 w. Washington Street. He was brought to the Montgomery County Law Enforcement Center and held on $300 bond.

Iowa early News Headlines: Sat., Aug. 2nd 2014


August 2nd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — A Waterloo business’ decision to briefly replace the American flag with an Irish flag atop a downtown building has drawn criticism from residents. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports the owner of the Black’s Building replaced a U.S. flag with the Republic of Ireland’s flag to honor Waterloo’s Irish Fest, which runs Friday through Sunday. When people noticed the change Friday morning, Nelson says the company began getting complaints.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A state auditor’s report shows that when it comes to revenue, all performances at the Iowa State Fair’s Grandstand aren’t equal. The Des Moines Register reports nine of the fair’s 53 acts since 2008 have cost more to bring in than they’ve earned in ticket sales. Fair officials are hopeful this year’s Grandstand acts will sell more tickets.

NEW HAMPTON, Iowa (AP) — A motorcyclist from Missouri has died in a northeast Iowa crash involving two sport utility vehicles, including one that drove away from the scene. The Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Office says the crash happened yesterday morning as two motorcyclists were northbound on U.S. Highway 63, just north of New Hampton.

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — Chase Elliott is in the midst of one of the best rookie seasons in NASCAR Nationwide series history. Today’s race at the Iowa Speedway could go a long way in determining whether Elliott ends such a promising year with a title.

“Urban Deer Control” Packets available in Atlantic

Ag/Outdoor, News, Sports

August 1st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Persons interested in bow hunting deer in Atlantic are advised to pick up their instruction packet from the Atlantic Police Department. The information packets are available Monday through Friday, from 8-a.m. to 4-p.m. Once the packet is filled-out by the hunter, it must be signed by Police Chief Steve Green. If you are already qualified to hunt, you won’t have any further issues to contend with.
It’s the third year the City is making bow hunting available within the City limits. Lt. Dave Erickson with the A-PD says the number of deer harvested each year continues to grow, with last year being very successful. Erickson says bow hunting is made available to the public, with certain exceptions and requirements.

New hunters not previously qualified may still pick up their packet, but they must also make an appointment to shoot with Lt. Erickson at the P-D. The packet explains the rules and City Ordinance. He says the hunting seasons mirror those established by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. Hunters must be 18-years of age or older and have a State of Iowa hunting license. They also must have a deer tag or tags issued by the DNR.

Erickson says the one thing they are requesting is that anyone who wants the public to hunt deer on their property, please call the police department Monday through Friday and submit their name. The list of property owners’ names who will allow hunting will then be made available for hunters to contact and provide information as to when they would like to request permission to do so.
Anterless tags will be available.

Hunters must take a doe first before being allowed to hunt a buck within the City limits. If you wish to continue hunting Does – antlerless – the City will reimburse for the tag you purchased through the DNR. You will need to call the Police Department at 712-243-3512 when you harvest a deer. The police will verify that it was taken within the city limits. The hunter then brings the tag to City Hall, where they will be reimbursed for the doe tag. The maximum reimbursement is $28.50. Up to six doe tags per person are allowed for reimbursement.

There are restrictions are where bow hunting will be allowed. For instance, No hunting on City parks of City property. Among the things to note this year: Hunting will not be allowed if your paperwork is not filled out and copies are on file at the Police Department; All hunters must respect the property lines of the land they are hunting on, and be courteous to residents of adjoining properties; Hunters must carry a cell phone with them in case a law enforcement officer needs to contact them with regard to any complaints; Hunter should use safety harnesses while hunting from an elevated stand; Field dressings must be done outside the City limits of Atlantic.

Persons needing to qualify for the in-City hunt will be required to pass a verbal and skill test conducted by the A-PD and Atlantic Archers. The applicant must be able to shoot at 3-d targets up to a maximum of 30-yards from an elevated stand, and successfully hit with 3 out of 5 arrows.

4-wheeler accident near Marne Friday night


August 1st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Two people were injured during a 4-wheel off road vehicle accident Friday night, near Marne. According to dispatch reports, 47-year old Trisha Bell was seriously injured, while a 5-year old female suffered a gash to her head. The accident happened just west of Marne along Highway 83, at around 9:13-p.m.
Atlantic and Marne Fire and Rescue along with Medivac Ambulance responded to the scene.

LifeNet transported Bell from the Cass County Memorial Hospital to the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. The five-year-old was transported by Medivac ambulance to CCMH with non-life threatening injuries.

Iowa cropland value hits new record $8,750 an acre

Ag/Outdoor, News

August 1st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The value of farmland in Iowa is up again this year reaching a new high at a time when many observers expect values to drop due to falling commodity prices. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in a new report released Friday the average value of an acre of cropland in Iowa rose 9.4 percent from a year ago to a new record $8,750.

The value of farm real estate — a measurement of the value of all land and buildings on farms — climbed 10.4 percent to $8,500 an acre. Iowa leads the nation in the value of farmland and buildings with a total value of $235.6 billion. That’s up nearly 18 percent.

The annual report is based on producer surveys completed in the first two weeks of June.

Mills County man arrested on burglary charge


August 1st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

A Mills County man was arrested early Thursday on burglary and theft related charges. The Mills County Sheriff’s Office says 39-year old James Lee McFerrin was taken into custody at around 1:10-a.m., on a warrant for Burglary, and Theft in the 2nd degree. McFerrin was being held in the Mills County Hail on $10,000 bond.

And on Tuesday, 41-year old Richard Jerald Scott Driscoll, of Sidney, was arrested at the Fremont County Jail on a charge of OWI/3rd offense. Bond was set at $5,000.

Essex man arrested on Page County warrant


August 1st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The Page County Sheriff’s office reports an Essex man was arrested Thursday at the Shenandoah Police Department. 26-year old Paul Matthew Hughes was taken into custody on a valid Page County warrant for Prohibited Acts – Prescription drug violation 2nd offense, Assault on persons in certain occupations, and possession of controlled substance, cannabidiol (an ingredient in cannabis) 1st Offense.

Hughes was transported to the Page County Jail and later posted the $2000.00 bond. He was then released pending further hearings.

2 arrested on burglary charges in Atlantic


August 1st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The Atlantic Police Department reports two local men were arrested Thursday on burglary charges. 18-year old Blake Zweck and 24-year old Nathan Stone, both of Atlantic, were charged with two counts each of Burglary in the 3rd degree, Criminal Mischief in the 4th and Theft in the 4th degrees. The charges are the result of an investigation into a burglary July 21st at the local can redemption center and an adjacent pet grooming business near Commerce and Linn Streets. The loss, including cash and various items, was estimated at about $400.

Zweck and Stone were booked into the Cass County Jail and held.