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Photographer Derek Bailey on the shores of Lake Okoboji
Jul 20, 2017 | 7 min

In one short year Derek Bailey went from novice photographer to moderator of Country Features, an instagram feature page with 60,000 followers. Aggregating photos that represent rural life, Country Features exposes instagram photographers like Derek Bailey to followers across the world.

Episode 709 of Iowa Outdoors
Jul 18, 2017 | 29 min

Experience trap shooting,  journey along the Mississippi River from LeClaire to Dubuque and back again on Iowa’s Twilight Cruise, and meet a photographer who returned to the art to capture the Cedar River Valley.

Photographer Rich Herrmann
Jul 18, 2017 | 8 min

After some time away from photography, Rich Herrmann rediscovered his passion for taking photos after being gifted a digital camera. Now rarely a weekend goes by where Rich isn’t hiking around eastern Iowa looking to capture a unique moment.

Mississippi Twilight Cruise
Jul 18, 2017 | 8 min

A riverboat ride along the Mississippi River is an old-fashioned journey of wildlife and beautiful river views, and a trip back in time for any Iowan looking for a vintage adventure.

Shooting sports
Jul 18, 2017 | 8 min

A unique combination of skill and precision for gun owners, trap shooting is a popular outdoor activity in Iowa.

Dancehall Cave Trail
Jul 18, 2017 | 2 min

Take a virtual hike through one of Iowa’s most dazzling spectacles; Dance Hall Cave in Maquoketa State Park.

Four-mile creek clean up
Jul 12, 2017 | 5 min

Join the Iowa Rivers Revival and the Iowa Environmental Council's Service Squad as they do their part to cleanup Iowa's waterways through the Adopt A Stream program.

Goats on the go
Jul 12, 2017 | 9 min

Discover how this Iowa company uses goats for targeted grazing in an environmentally friendly way. The goats help clear areas of dense brush or noxious weeds on public and private land without needing to use poisonous herbicides, special equipment or a lot of manpower.

Iowa Outdoors episode 707
Jul 12, 2017 | 29 min

Catch a rare glimpse of the Iowa prairie as the first settlers may have seen it, discover how goats are cleaning up the environment and meet an Instragram icon in Iowan Bryan Conley.

Rochester Prairie Cemetery
Jul 12, 2017 | 3 min

Iowa’s prairie environments are relatively rare considering our state’s agricultural practices, but one eastern Iowa cemetery has combined solemn remembrance with ecological history.