Kayakers float down Badfish Creek near Leedle Mill Road, north of Cooksville, Wis., Wednesday, July 20, 2022. Clark Conway, not pictured, the owner of Drift Away Paddle Company, helped launch the kayakers at Badfish Creek State Wildlife Area where they started their three-hour trip. This is Conway’s seventh season offering rentals and shuttle services for trips down the lower Yahara River and Badfish Creek. “Business really got crazy after the pandemic,” Conway said.
Professional dog trainer and hunting guide Aleah German, left, leads a pheasant hunt Friday, Oct. 25, 2019, at Beede Outdoors in Unadilla, Nebraska. The hunting operation is specially licensed for extended hunting seasons.
Houssam Zakhem of Edmonton, Canada shoots a pheasant during a guided hunt Friday, Oct. 25, 2019, at Beede Outdoors in Unadilla, Nebraska. The members of his group came to hunt from Texas, California and the country of Lebanon.
A farm volunteer picks zucchini Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, at Prairie Pines Farm.
Alanna Reeves picks out bad hops before they go to the dryer to decrease the moisture content Wednesday, August 22, 2018, at the Hop Yard in Plattsmouth, Nebraska.
Brandon Kirby dumps grapes into a vat while harvesting at Kingdom of Callaway Vineyards in Fulton, Mo., on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016. The grapes will be sold to Les Bourgeois, a local winery.
A boater paddles his canoe standing up, along the north end of Devil’s Lake in Baraboo, Wis., Wednesday, May 12, 2021.
Bees work their way around honeycomb in a hive managed by Charles Wilkin, a graphic designer turned beekeeper on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016, in Narrowsburg, New York.
Charles Wilkin checks on a hive Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016, in Narrowsburg, New York. Wilkin started keeping bees seven years ago, and in the last season packaged over 400 pounds of honey to sell to local restaurants and grocery stores.
Charles Wilkin removes frames of honeycomb from hives on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016, in Narrowsburg, New York. After several years establishing hives, Wilkin began packaging his honey under the label “2 Queens Honey” and distributing it to area stores and restaurants.
Hikers, from left, Olivia Clark, Shelby Huenink and Sophie Huenink walk through the woods with their parents, not pictured, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020, during the First Day Hike at Mahoney State Park.
Hikers, from left, Sophie Huenink, Shelby Huenink and Olivia Clark walk through the woods with their parents, not pictured, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020, during the First Day Hike at Mahoney State Park.
Mark Rakstang, left, and his wife Eufemia hike through Wingra Woods at the UW Arboretum in Madison, Wis., Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021.
T.J. Cooper walks his farm land to survey the damage to his fence Thursday, Oct. 26, 2016, in Fulton, Missouri.
A family canoes across Holmes Lake on Wednesday, June 26, 2019, during a Lincoln Parks and Recreation Play in the Parks free canoeing event.
Parker Ridgeway pushes a boat of duck decoys out onto the Platte River to setup for waterfowl hunting on Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017, in Columbus, Nebraska.
A drake mallard lands in the flowing waters of Antelope Creek on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, near Jayne Snyder Trails Center.
Sandhill cranes fly from one field to another as they feed during the day Saturday, March 17, 2018, near Gibbon, Neb.
Geese glide across Lake Monona as they land with the city skyline as a backdrop at Esther Beach Park, in Madison, Wis., Tuesday, May 11, 2021.
A farmer harvests under an almost full moon Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, east of Ceresco, Nebraska. As of Monday’s crops report Nebraska farmers have harvest 33 percent of planted soybeans and 17 percent of corn, both crops are behind the average harvest schedule. On average by this time of year 67 percent of soybeans and 39 percent of corn have been harvested.
Sun shines over the ruins of Machu Picchu on Saturday, July 30, 2016.
A barn sits atop a snow covered hill near Weeping Water on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019.
Cherie Kovnesky, bottom, kayaks with her son, Nohlin Kovnesky, at Devil’s Lake in Baraboo, Wis., Wednesday, May 12, 2021.