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The Iowa Sportsman website and magazine are Iowa’s only privately owned media sources catering to hunters, anglers, and outdoor enthusiasts here in Iowa. Simply put, we are unlike other Iowa outdoor media sources: All our staff is from Iowa, from our publisher to our writers. We actually follow through on what we advertise; we provide knowledgeable content from people who know the industry or sport discussed.

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    By Tom Peplinski I apologize upfront. Many hunters and land managers find the subject of cover crops, green manure, and nitrogen fixation as boring. I guess it can be. These are the kinds of subjects that get very little if any air time on TV or in the hunting videos. Let’s face it, this subject just doesn’t sell! In fact, the whole purpose of planting cover crops or taking advantage of nitrogen fixation is to ultimately save you money and [...]

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Iowa Sportsman’s Atlas has been around a long time and is a very useful and trusted tool for thousands of anglers, hunters, and outdoorsmen.  If you need to find public lands to visit here in Iowa then the Iowa Sportsman’s Atlas can help.  Featuring maps of all 99 counties; including paved/unpaved roads, public hunting, fishing,  and camping areas, species to pursue, boundary lines, and so much more.   This is a great item to have whenever you are out on your next hunting, fishing , or exploring adventure!

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  • A Best Kept Secret Revealed: Targeting Northern Pike

    By Steve Weisman Mention ice fishing the Iowa Great Lakes, specifically West Okoboji and Big Spirit Lake, to anglers and their eyes light up as they envision chasing their favorite game fish. Yet, there is one prolific game fish that is often overlooked: the northern pike. Bays on both West Okoboji and Big Spirit hold excellent pike numbers. Mike Hawkins, Iowa DNR Biologist at the Spirit Lake Hatchery, says the northern pike is often overlooked and if targeted, the pike [...]

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