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  • Episode #101

    The premiere episode of Iowa Outdoors brings viewers to frozen farm silos in northeast Iowa for a one-of-a-kind ice climbing experience, record-breaking ice fishing on Spirit Lake, pheasant restoration efforts across Iowa, and the beauty of fall migration at DeSoto Bend National Wildlife Refuge. Every edition of Iowa Outdoors will also offer how-to outdoor cooking recipes and nature photography tips from Iowa’s top wildlife shutterbugs. [28 minutes]

  • Episode #102

    Go cold water kayaking, study Iowa's deer population, and spend time with wildlife photographer Neil Rettig. [27 minutes]

  • Episode #103

    On our spring episode, we descend 100 feet underground into Cold Water Cave and witness the population rebound of prairie chickens in southern Iowa. [28 minutes]

  • Episode #104

    Pedal across the High Trestle trail in central Iowa, help the Iowa DNR spawn the next generation of fish on Spirit Lake, and go behind-the-scenes of the world famous Decorah eagle nest. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #105

    Iowa Outdoors takes viewers from the depths of Lake Okoboji with underwater photographer Lloyd Cunningham, to the skies above Northeast Iowa for the latest news regarding the Decorah eagles that have now left the nest. We also explore the beauty of Honey Creek Resort, paddle through Charles City on our state's brand new whitewater kayaking adventure and get some tips on how to cook pizza on the grill. [28 minutes]

  • Episode #106

    On the next episode of Iowa Outdoors, we enjoy the thrill of thermal flight on board a hot air balloon and explore the streams and scenic beauty of Decorah on the Trout Run Bike Trail. We find out how one photographer is using high dynamic range to share a panoramic view of the Iowa landscape. And Chef Jon Benedict shares the perfect meal for fall campers. [27 minutes]

  • Episode #107

    From floating high above Iowa to exploring caves deep below the surface, this episode of Iowa Outdoors takes a look back at its first season. [36 minutes]

  • Episode #201

    Brave the cold to cycle an icy Iowa tradition; visit Northeast Iowa's trout streams; journey back in time with a state park gateway; and gaze through the lens of a Iowa adventurer. [25 minutes]

  • Episode #202

    Fly through the treetops of Dubuque on Iowa's first zipline course, explore the aquatic life of the Mississippi River at an aquarium, and dig for morel mushroom tips from experts. [25 minutes]

  • Episode #203

    On the next episode of Iowa Outdoors we explore newly re-opened Maquoketa Caves State Park, kiteboard Rathbun Lake, paddle the environmental expedition PROJECT AWARE, and examine the macro photography of Cindy Skeie. [27 minutes]

  • Episode #204

    This episode examines an invasive species that could have a serious impact on Iowa's waterways, shares a view of the state's landscape as seen by photographer and author Larry Stone and tours Wildcat Den State Park where volunteers have worked for over 15 years to preserve and 1850s mill. We'll find out about an Outdoor Journey just for girls where everything from baiting a hook to firing a shotgun is learned [28 minutes]

  • Episode #205

    Meet the "Last River Rat," travel to the Lake Okoboji Yacht Club and Big Creek State Park, and discover how the 2012 drought has affected the state's water quality. [28 minutes]

  • Episode #206

    [28 minutes]

  • Episode #301

    Discover iceboating on Clear Lake, the work of photographer Kip Ladage, how American eagles are catching the attention of Iowa’ youth, and urban trout fishing. [27 minutes]

  • Episode #302

    From the lens of one wildlife photographer to the handlebar view from our state's biking enthusiasts, we explore springtime in Iowa. [27 minutes]

  • Episode #303

    We explore paddle-in campsites in central Iowa, explain the restoration of Nahant Marsh, and showcase a photo project between an iPhone and a bur oak tree -- 365 days in the making. [27 minutes]

  • Episode #304

    We profile wildfire training and nighttime photography in the Loess Hills, visit an innovative playscape in central Iowa’s Jester Park, and showcase summertime firefly photography. [28 minutes]

  • Episode #305

    Iowa Outdoors ventures out after sunset to one of the best stargazing locations in Iowa. We explore the Mines of Spain along the Mississippi River and follow the raptor recovery efforts of our state's avian specialists. And Dan Wardell discovers the inner-workings of Iowa State University’s traveling Insect Zoo. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #306

    Coming up on our wintertime edition of Iowa Outdoors: we explore our state from the powered handlebars of Iowa snowmobilers, experience wildlife through the art of modern-day taxidermists, and we follow the journey of outdoors photographer David Heusinkveld through tragedy and recovery in the Amana Colonies. [28 minutes]

  • Episode #308

    The best of three seasons showcasing Iowa's outdoor recreation, wildlife, and natural environments [38 minutes]

  • Episode #401

    On the next episode of Iowa Outdoors, we go hunting for hidden treasures with geocachers, learn why the DNR is researching shovelnose sturgeon in eastern Iowa waterways, and explore the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden. [27 minutes]

    • Mon, July 28, 8:30 AM on IPTV Learns
    • Mon, July 28, 2:30 PM on IPTV Learns
    • Fri, August 15, 8:30 AM on IPTV Learns
  • Episode #402

    Visit the bluffs along the Mississippi River in northeast Iowa, where once-endangered peregrine falcons now fly freely in their native habitat, and explore the beauty of Reiman Gardens, the 17-acre horticulture garden at Iowa State University in Ames. [28 minutes]

    • Mon, July 28, 8:00 AM on IPTV Learns
    • Mon, July 28, 2:00 PM on IPTV Learns
    • Mon, August 18, 8:30 AM on IPTV Learns
  • Episode #403

    Discover how farmers and government are working together to benefit trout populations and water quality, learn about the the 17-year cicadas, see how the DNR has reintroduced Trumpeter swans to Iowa, and go canoeing on the Upper Iowa River. [28 minutes]

    • Wed, August 6, 8:00 AM on IPTV Learns
    • Wed, August 6, 2:00 PM on IPTV Learns
    • Wed, August 13, 8:30 AM on IPTV Learns
    • Wed, August 13, 2:30 PM on IPTV Learns
    • Sat, August 16, 10:00 PM on IPTV Learns
    • Sun, August 24, 10:00 PM on IPTV Learns
  • Episode #404

    [28 minutes]

    • Thu, August 7, 6:30 PM on IPTV
    • Sat, August 9, 8:30 AM on IPTV
    • Mon, August 11, 2:00 AM on IPTV
    • Sun, August 17, 12:30 AM on IPTV
    • Sun, August 17, 1:00 PM on IPTV
    • Sun, August 17, 9:30 PM on IPTV
    • Sat, August 23, 2:00 AM on IPTV
  • Episode #405

    [28 minutes]

  • Episode #406

    [28 minutes]

  • Episode #407

    [28 minutes]

  • Episode #408

    [28 minutes]

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