Paul Van Ausdale has been shooting archery since he was 10 years old. In his adulthood, he has grown to further love and appreciate archery. He owns both a recurve bow and a compound bow. — Press photo by Amie Johansen
Stick, compound and recurve all mean one thing: archery.Paul Van Ausdale, Double C Archery Club member, explains the differences in the three popular bow types.The stick bow is also called the self bow. It is a basic bow, similar to what Native Americans would have used, Van Ausdale said.When a stick bow is drawn back, the pounds of pressure to...
Geese migrate as the snow forces them south. So long as there is open water and cornfields arenʼt buried under a mound of snow, geese will stay. The Cedar River in Charles City is an ideal place for Canada Geese to call their vacation home. — Press photo by Sarina Rhinehart
The local goose population is on the rise in Charles City.“Geese are snow pushed,” Iowa Department of Natural Resources Water Research Biologist Orrin Jones said. This means geese only migrate as far south as they have to because of snow.Jones explained “the limiting factor for Canada geese is open water.” Roughly 400 geese...
This picture of a visiting cardinal was submitted by Karen Smith. We're building a photo gallery at Facebook.com/charlescitypress of winter bird pictures taken by reader.
Are you a winter bird feeder? Are you a bird watcher? Snap a photo of your visitors or those you're visiting and send it to editor@charlescitypress.com.  Weʼll add it to a photo gallery at our Facebook page. The top 10 liked photos by Dec. 19 will be reprinted in the Dec. 24 Press.
Will Johnson plays at the Charles City Art Center under low light. — Press photo by Mitchell Hanson
The Charles City Arts Center prides itself on being a haven for the arts. Walking through its halls, one might assume that visual art is the focus — paintings and sculptures line the walls and corners like a museum.But the institution is called the “Arts” Center for a reason. Visual art is a mere fraction of the...
Ryan Turner, left, with his father Ron. —Contributed photo
Ron Turner had many passions in his life. Even with a wide array of interests, there was a constant.He always had a smile on his face, a kind word to share, whether it was teaching, coaching, playing golf, as a railroad and history aficionado.His positive attitude, kind heart, listening ear leaves a legacy which will last for years to come....
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Paul Van Ausdale has been shooting archery since he was 10 years old. In his adulthood, he has grown to further love and appreciate archery. He owns both a recurve bow and a compound bow. — Press photo by Amie Johansen
Geese migrate as the snow forces them south. So long as there is open water and cornfields arenʼt buried under a mound of snow, geese will stay. The Cedar River in Charles City is an ideal place for Canada Geese to call their vacation home. — Press photo by Sarina Rhinehart
This picture of a visiting cardinal was submitted by Karen Smith. We're building a photo gallery at Facebook.com/charlescitypress of winter bird pictures taken by reader.
Will Johnson plays at the Charles City Art Center under low light. — Press photo by Mitchell Hanson
Ryan Turner, left, with his father Ron. —Contributed photo
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TROUT STOCKING IN MASON CITY 

Wednesday, Nov. 26, 11 a.m., Details: Stocking will be at Blue Pit, on South Pierce Avenue, Mason City. The urban lakes trout program is an effort to introduce trout fishing to more anglers across the state. These cool-weather stockings provide easy-access trout fishing opportunities in areas that cannot support trout during the summer months.

Paul Van Ausdale has been shooting archery since he was 10 years old. In his adulthood, he has grown to further love and appreciate archery. He owns both a recurve bow and a compound bow. — Press photo by Amie Johansen

An introduction into the art form of archery

Stick, compound and recurve all mean one thing: archery.

Paul Van Ausdale, Double C Archery Club member, explains the differences in the three popular bow types.

The stick bow is also called the self bow. It is a basic bow, similar to what Native Americans would have used, Van Ausdale said.

When a stick bow is drawn back, the pounds of pressure to keep the bow held increases.

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