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

The Iowa Golf Association honored the Players of the Year and the Annual Award winners at a special banquet held Friday, Dec. 15, at Elmwood Country Club, Marshalltown. Julianna Burkholder was named Club Manager of the Year. Burkholder manages the Rice Lake Golf and Country Club, rural Lake Mills.
~ Girls ~ ~ @ Bishop Garrigan ~ After a strong start, in which they led 38-34 at half, Lake Mills watched as Bishop Garrigan stormed back in the second half to take the home win 73-65 last Tuesday night. The big rally came in the third quarter, when Garrigan outscored Lake Mills 22-10. Teah...
~ @ Maple River ~ The Bulldog wrestlers crossed the state line last Thursday night and won two duals against Minnesota teams they have traditionally struggled to beat. It was only the second time ever Lake Mills beat both teams the same night. In the first dual meet of the night, the team took on...
Photo courtesy of Lory Groe
~ vs. BK, Clear Lake ~ The Lake Mills wrestling team opened its season at home for the first time in several decades. The Bulldogs hosted conference foe Belmond-Klemme, as well as Clear Lake. “It was really exciting, but a bit awkward to open the season at home,” said Coach Alex Brandenburg. “Our...
~ Girls ~ ~ @ West Hancock ~ A slow start doomed Lake Mills in their second game of the season, as they fell 61-56 to West Hancock last Tuesday in Britt. “After a tough first quarter, the girls responded with great character to win all of the remaining quarters; unfortunately the hole we had to...
It was announced last week that Alex Martinson had been selected to the Iowa Newspaper Association’s All-State team, for his play over the last season. Martinson was a defensive back for the Bulldogs. Also announced, Mallory Wilhelm, a middle hitter for the TIC West Champion Bulldog volleyball...
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...

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