Shovels and shotguns were the order of the day, as the Lake Mills and Northwood-Kensett Trap shooting teams first had to clear the range, before getting in their scheduled April 6 meet.
On March 17, three Lake Mills Bulldogs, Caleb Bacon, Peyton Severson and Dashawn Linnen, lead their Hawks team to a third place finish in the 2018 Iowa Shootout.
For those interested in learning outdoor skills that go “back to the basics,” join DNR Park Ranger Michael Strauser and volunteer instructors at a one-day class at Pilot Knob State Park near Forest City, on Sat., April 28 from 7:30 a.m.
Although pond plant growth is not always the same each year; if you had problems using your pond last year, you could have similar problems this year.
The popular trout stream stocking season starts April 2.  By Saturday, April 7, every stocked stream will have received at least one stocking of 10-12 inch trout.
An estimated 50,000 hunters will purse wild turkeys during Iowa’ spring turkey hunting season. Photo courtesy of the Iowa DNR.

Sports

Beeds Lake Ice thickness is 13 to 15 inches. Bluegill – Slow. Bluebill Lake Ice thickness is 13 to 15 inches. Bluegill - Slow: Best bite is in the early morning. Blue Pit The DNR stocked 2500 rainbow trout on Jan. 13th. Clear Lake Avoid areas near the aerators. The current ice thickness...
~ Boys ~ ~ @ Eagle Grove ~ A 30-19 halftime lead, was not enough to prevent Eagle Grove from completing a season sweep over the Lake Mills Bulldogs, as they prevailed 51-46 at home last week. “We played extremely hard and executed our defensive game plan well. It was a night when shots just...
~ @ Forest City ~ Lake Mills continued to roll through the second half of its season by picking up a huge win at a quadrangular hosted by Forest City last Tuesday night. After a couple blowout wins, the Bulldogs defeated second ranked (2A) Clarion-Goldfield-Dows, 39-26, in the nightcap. “The team...
Surrounded by family members and coaches, three Lake Mills athletes recently signed letters of intent to continue both their academic and sports careers at several Iowa schools. Top: Ashley Groe (pictured with her parents and a brother) signed a letter to continue playing volleyball while she...
~ Girls ~ A missed practice, combined with a hot shooting Bishop Garrigan team was enough to of in the Lake Mills girls last Tuesday, as they fell 76-41. “After the good game on Friday, we missed a day of school and practice that seemed to take our team out of rythym a bit,”commented Coach Thad...
~ @ St. Ansgar ~ The Bulldogs wrestled three duals in St. Ansgar last Thursday night and came away with all blowout wins. The night started with Lake Mills taking on Algona and winning by a score of 72-9. The Bulldogs tied a season high by recording an impressive 11 pins in the dual. “Our kids...
Hunters reported harvesting 105,544 deer in Iowa for 2017, which is an increase of more than 4,100 deer from 2016. Iowa’s deer seasons closed on Jan. 10. Most deer were harvested during the shotgun seasons. Shotgun 1: 26,546 deer - 13,804 antlerless, 12,742 antlered Shotgun 2: 19,921 deer - 12,...
Fishing 234,648 annual licenses 9,532 three-year licenses 8,293 lifetime fishing licenses 43,434 trout fees 8,415 third line licenses 1,082 seven-day licenses 2,881 one-day licenses 278 paddlefish licenses 46,389 fishing, hunting and habitat combination licenses Hunting 24,734 annual...
Beeds Lake Ice thickness is 13 to 15 inches. Bluegill – Slow. Bluebill Lake Ice thickness is 13 to 15 inches. Bluegill - Slow: Best bite is in the early morning. Blue Pit The DNR stocked 2500 rainbow trout on Jan. 13th. Clear Lake Avoid areas near the aerators. The current ice thickness...
~ Girls ~ ~ vs. West Hancock ~ “Too many mistakes,” was how Head Coach Thad Evans, summed up his girls 68-34 loss to West Hancock to open the week. It waas not that his team took the night off, just could not overcome the physical and mental mistakes that haunted them throughout the game. “The...

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