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AgweekTV: Soil Your Undies
Drought conditions continue to improve in the Dakotas
As harvest gets underway, 2017 was problematic year for SD farmers
Harvest of South Dakota row crops continues to be slow
Cultivating new ideas: Farmers, entrepreneurs pushing the bounds of what can be grown and raised in northern Minnesota
Tigers looking for strong finish
Strength in numbers: Area schools continue to benefit from football co-ops
Wiggins, Towns lead Timberwolves past Jazz
Wheeler delivers decisive tally, Jets edge Wild
Verlander, Astros force decisive Game 7 vs. Yanks
Award-winning ‘Over the Ocean’ is first-rate read
KIRK: Gratitude for the little country things
Fulton sisters celebrate 10 years of bow rehairing, restoration business
ACT’s ‘Mary Poppins’ wows audiences with vocals, dance scenes
Saddle making: Hobby turned full-time career
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Anne J. Whipple
Mary Aileen Houwman
Fielding Questions: Dipladenia can be wintered successfully
WOSTER: Pheasants in the Soil Bank
GROWING TOGETHER: Autumn checklist for putting yard and garden to bed
Caregivers may need to work to recover positive memories
Column: Where was God during the Vegas massacre?
Wiltz: Fear is a learned emotion
Wiltz: Know your shotgun before hunting pheasants
Poor Dakotas pheasant seasons could impact states' economies
Tangled whitetails: 'Once-in-a-lifetime' memory to help save a deer
Wiltz: How much protection do bald eagles need?
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Paulson Five Generations
September 5, 2017
Wiltz: A silent killer worth understanding
As usual, Betsy was messing with her iPhone when she broke the silence: "I have a question for you. What's the most dangerous thing a hunter on foreign soil faces?" Fortunately for me, I had just read a gripping article in my latest hunting magazine. "I'll take a wild guess and say...
September 5, 2017 - 11:45pm
August 29, 2017
Wiltz: Wingshooting the world over
The following list of the world's 10 greatest bird hunts with No. 1 being the greatest of all was proposed a while back by an outdoor TV program. While the list is reasonably well done, I would omit No. 9, as it is contained in Nos. 7 and 8 and substitute a North Country ptarmigan...
August 29, 2017 - 10:54pm
August 22, 2017
Wiltz: Adventures at Isle Royale National Park
What I'm going to suggest today isn't for weenies, but it is for healthy families that relish the outdoors and possess a sense of adventure. I'm talking about Lake Superior's Isle Royale National Park. Tom, my son-in-law, and Sam, Grace and Gaby, three of my Wisconsin grandchildren,...
August 22, 2017 - 10:28pm
August 20, 2017
South Dakota graduate student conducts fox study
SPEARFISH (AP) — A South Dakota State University graduate student has finished a year of field work studying swift foxes, a species that is considered threatened in the state. The Black Hills Pioneer reports that Emily Mitchell hopes to compile information on a number of issues,...
August 20, 2017 - 1:00pm
August 16, 2017
Wiltz: Good outdoorsmen have to be on their game
"To err is human....." As you know, Alexander Pope completed his above quote with the words, "To forgive divine." Like everything else, the world of hunters and fishermen is not without its errs. Some of these errs can be laughed at as time passes, and some end in tragedy. I've had...
August 16, 2017 - 12:45am
August 13, 2017
South Dakota researcher study fish density
SPEARFISH (AP) — Researchers are studying if reducing the fish population in some areas of a western South Dakota creek will improve fish growth rates. Researchers with the South Dakota State University and the state Game, Fish and Parks department are studying the densely populated...
August 13, 2017 - 1:15pm
August 8, 2017
Wiltz: Chasing the thrill of hunting boars
During much of my life as a hunter, I held a not so enthusiastic view toward hunting "introduced" or non-indigenous game in their new, adopted environment. With my narrow viewpoint, I felt that if God didn't put them there, they didn't belong there.
August 8, 2017 - 11:05pm
August 2, 2017
Wiltz: A legendary bungled archery hunt
If I started rambling on today about Saxton Pope and Arthur Young, it may not ring a bell unless you are an archery hunter. Today, the record book and measuring system for recording trophy North American big-game animals taken with bow and arrow is named for Pope and Young. Many of...
August 2, 2017 - 10:05am
Pheasants Forever, biologists looking for businesses to help fund more public hunting land
Dan DeBoer and Pheasants Forever are working to build a community-effort initiative to bring more public hunting opportunities to South Dakota....
August 2, 2017 - 10:02am
July 18, 2017
Wiltz: A dream of an outdoor TV show
Today, I am going to drift away from the real world and speculate on what could be right here in our own South Dakota. We are privileged to live in a very special place. Hopefully you will tolerate my attempt at creativity for one week. In my hometown Wagner Post, Wagner Area Growth...
July 18, 2017 - 10:49pm
July 16, 2017
South Dakota drought conditions affect pheasant population
PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota drought conditions will be affecting more than just farmers and ranchers this fall: Hunters will also likely be...
July 16, 2017 - 3:00pm
Bass fishing tournament to be held in South Dakota
PIERRE (AP) — Smallmouth bass from a lake in central South Dakota will take center stage next summer when an organization's series of national bass fishing tournaments hosts a competition in the state. The tournament in Pierre will be held from June 29 to July 2 in 2018 and puts...
July 16, 2017 - 1:20pm
July 11, 2017
Wiltz: What exactly was a mountain man?
A few weeks ago, a touch on the subject of mountain men generated much interest. I alluded to the 1972 Robert Redford movie, "Jeremiah Johnson," and mentioned that the movie was based on the novel "Mountain Man" by Vardis Fisher. In an effort to learn more about mountain men, I read...
July 11, 2017 - 9:30pm
July 4, 2017
Wiltz: Fishing and prairie dogs is a full SD day
Believe me, the South Dakota threshold to adventure is just a few steps away. After church on a recent Sunday morning, I climbed into my trusty Dodge Dakota and headed for Mitchell. Once in Mitchell, it took five minutes to transfer my gear to my friend Gordy's truck, and then we...
July 4, 2017 - 11:53pm
June 27, 2017
Wiltz: The need-to-know on SD's deer seasons
Finalizing the South Dakota 2017 hunting seasons appeared to be the primary agenda of the June 8 Department of Game, Fish, and Parks commissioners meeting in Oacoma. A wealth of relevant data was made available, and with this brief overview of the coming seasons, we'll have a good...
June 27, 2017 - 9:36pm