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    Stewardship Tip: Drug Free Livestock

    Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

    Growth hormones in animal wastes present an emerging risk to aquatic environments. Given the trend in agriculture toward concentrated animal feeding operations and the extensive volume of waste generated, the risk for environmental impact is great.

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    Stewardship Tip: Food Miles

    Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

    The issue of “food-miles”, a rough measure of how far food travels between its production location and the final consumer, has been a consistent fixture in the debate on food sustainability.  There are more variables that contribute to the overall footprint of food, though.

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    Stewardship Tip: Recycling Apps

    Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

    We’ve tried two recycling apps recently… iRecycle allows you to search for recycling venues based on category.  It has a surprisingly Windows 8-like interface that allows you to search based on type such as Automotive, Batteries, Construction, Electronics, Garden, Glass, Hazardous, Household, Metal, Paint, Paper, and Plastic.  You can search within categories, for example, I could […]

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    Preventing Oil Spills

    Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

    It goes without saying that oil and water don’t mix.  There was a time when the accepted practice was to walk down the street and dump spent oil down the storm sewer.  Fortunately, those days are long gone.  There are few people who would even entertain such a thought.

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    Stewardship Tip: Where to Fish in a Drought

    Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

    Even when the water is low, anglers, such as Steve Masters, like to fish.  Masters notes “exploring your favorite lake during low water periods will eliminate a lot of unproductive water and will show you promising fishing areas that you never knew existed.”

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    Stewardship Tip: Low Flow Showerheads

    Thursday, February 6th, 2014

    We “like” friends who install low flow showerheads.  With the drought in the west showing no signs of subsiding, water conversation is of paramount importance.  A low flow showerhead is simple to install and can reduce your water consumption significantly.

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    Stewardship Tip: Reduced Paper Holiday

    Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

    Rather than giving elaborately wrapped, overly packaged gifts this year, consider low-impact alternatives. Here are three tips to help you reduce your paper output during the holiday season.

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    Autographed BASSMASTER Classic Stage Banner

    Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

    Do you have one of the Coolest Dads around? Don’t you think he deserves a really cool Father’s Day gift for all his hard work and dedication? Well this is really cool and as far as we know it is definitely one of a kind, like your dad. We think it would be the PERFECT […]

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    Custom Rod Builders Challenge and Auction

    Monday, February 18th, 2013

    It’s a friendly competition among artisans of the short rod. In recent years, ice fishing equipment has evolved from rudimentary rods – hardly more than a stick and a string – to highly specialized tools. A cottage industry of skilled builders has emerged to put functional masterpieces into the hands of the ever-growing population of […]

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    Big Creek Hardwater Open Recap & Results

    Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

    The Recycled Fish Big Creek Hardwater Open presented by Scheels returned to Central Iowa in 2013 after warm weather and unsafe ice conditions led to a cancellation in 2012. Congratulations to the teams and anglers that emerged on at the top of the 2013 event!

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