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Mike Bowen holds up one of several grass carp caught while bowfishing Monday with his son, Brad, in the flooded woods along the Illinois River.The Bowens, along with friends Brian and Lisa Tabor, frequent the waters with their bows and tethered arrows whenever the river floods.
This summer's hot, dry weather is not only impacting crops, but also wildlife — and the magnitude of those effects is uncertain. "Water is such a basic need for everything — plants, fish, wildlife, all those things are going to be affected," said Chad Morrow, conservation officer with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. STORY & COMMENTS
Officials are seeing deer stands — platforms perched in trees to help hunters more easily spot deer — with stairways, decks, shingled roofs, commercial windows, insulation, propane heaters, carpeting, lounge chairs, tables and even the occasional generator. STORY & COMMENTS
With 230 firearm hunters at the Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Fish and Wildlife Area near Chandlerville this weekend, it might be surprising to learn the safest place for a deer is the campground. STORY & COMMENTS