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.
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
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.
~ 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.
~ 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.
The Lake Mills wrestlers hosted their dual invitational on Saturday and bulldozed the competition in four dual wins.

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Jade Gasteiger led all scorers pouring in 21, many on drives through traffic in the lane.
It was a tale of two halves for the Bulldogs in their season opener against Newman last week, but one thing remained constant—defense. It was that defense that allowed them to hang with the Knights, despite an uneven offensive performance. “On a night where we struggled to find offensive rhythm...
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is encouraging families to consider spending part of their holiday enjoying Iowa’s outdoors. “Pick an activity based on weather conditions and your family’s interests, and consider visiting one of Iowa’s state...
The first of Iowa’s popular shotgun deer seasons is Dec. 2-6 when an expected 60,000 orange clad hunters head to the timber. That group will be followed by another 60,000 hunters who prefer the Dec. 9-17 second shotgun season. Each contingent will also pack along thousands of antlerless tags, to...
Hunters are encouraged to use safe hunting practices and to discuss the hunting plan so each member of the hunting group knows where the others will be at all times during the hunt. Hunters must wear one of the following articles of external visible solid blaze orange clothing when hunting deer...
The Class 1A Iowa Football Coaches Association Assistant Coach of the Year Award, was presented last Friday, Nov. 17, to LMCS Coach Gary Irons during the Class 1A championship game at Cedar Falls. Irons, an offensive assistant to Head Coach Bill Byrnes, was nominated for the award by Byrnes.
The Lake Mills boys’ basketball program held its 18th annual youth free throw contest Saturday, Nov. 4. There were two divisions of competition for the event, which was conducted by the Bulldog coaching staff and the Lake Mills Parks and Recreation Department. The 3rd and 4th graders shot from 12...
The Lake Mills Bulldogs were rewarded for their effort this season, as eight players received end-of-year district recognition. First team All District players were Gabe Irons and Alex Albert. “Gabe was one of our team leaders this year,” noted Head Coach Bill Byrnes. Irons had 45 tackles from...
In what has become almost old hat, the Bulldog volleyball team is returning to the regional final match in Nashua, to take on Wapsie Valley, after a 3-0 defeat of Central Springs last Thursday. Unlike some recent games, the Bulldogs opened their quest to return to the regional final on fire,...
Almost one year to the day of making an appearance at the State Cross Country meet as a freshman, and finishing just short of bringing home anything other than memories for the experience, Carson Rygh, last Saturday, brought back much more than memories from his second consecutive appearance....
Tickets for the 2017 Iowa State Volleyball Tournament Nov. 7-10 at the Cedar Rapids US Cellular Center  are now available for advance purchase through Ticketmaster with reduced convenience fees. Tickets will no longer be mailed to state qualifying volleyball schools.  For the first time,...

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