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"Meet the Creator" and closing reception at Dakota Discovery Museum
Vegetation management planned on Missouri River sandbars
Man arrested after two crashes, injuring passenger
Platte-Geddes using grants to enhance ag, welding programs
Scotland city council limits timeframe for fireworks
New iPhone to ditch headphone jack, come with better camera
Hulu ends free streaming service
BankWest announces new banker in Mitchell
A spa in Burger King? A Taco Bell lounge? This is the future of fast food.
Study indicates Yankton can support more retail businesses
Egg-laying chickens and eggs up in South Dakota
Scouts find subpar corn yields, big soy pod counts in South Dakota
AgweekTV: North Dakota sweet corn patch donated to charity every year
South Dakota cattle on feed up 5 percent from last year
South Dakota milk production up 6 percent in July
Area high school volleyball roundup: Hanson advances to championship
DWU golfer records ace
Chamberlain wins Mobridge-Pollock golf Invite
DWU releases men's basketball schedule
DWU wrestling team signs 10
Marion man to celebrate 90th
Mitchell woman to celebrate 96 years
Weisser reunion to be held in Tripp
Strand birth announcement
Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary holds July meeting
Mildred "Millie" Gritzmacher
Lillian (Buchholz) Brandt
OUR VIEW: Education best place to start meth fight
In his 30 years, Dunn did a lot of quiet things for our futures
OUR VIEW: Hisses and cheers
LETTER: Radical Islam worse than perceived
Six fish species of state records set thus far in 2016
WILTZ: Cecil, Bullwinkle and the grizzly bears
North Dakota lowers mountain lion quota for first time
WILTZ: Some things we don't know bother me
Special August hunting season for Canada geese eliminated
March 29, 2016
Archery Honors Up for Grabs at 2016 NASP Tournaments
PIERRE — Young people from across South Dakota will show off their archery skills at the 7th annual National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) State Tournaments. To lessen travel time for students, tournaments will be held at four locations — Rapid City, Yankton, Murdo...
March 29, 2016 - 11:10pm
March 22, 2016
Improved eyes means better hunting next fall
While I attempt to keep this column relevant for all ages, I sometimes reveal my age and such will be the case today. Back in January, I admitted that a doe I had dropped with my muzzleloader got up and ran off. I had apparently nicked the top of its spine and momentarily stunned...
March 22, 2016 - 10:47pm
March 18, 2016
Looking to control SD's coyotes
HOWARD — Brad Baumgartner's intuition kicked in when the airplane's wings tilted hard in the wind. "They've got one," said Baumgartner,...
March 18, 2016 - 5:42pm
February 24, 2016
WILTZ: Pheasant hunting with .410-gauge pistols? I don't think so.
I just finished reading Red Notice, a compelling story of Russian politics by Bill Browder. This nonfiction expose' reveals the horrific corruption and brutality of the current Vladimir Putin regime. I'd call it "must" reading for anyone interested in current world affairs.
February 24, 2016 - 12:24am
February 23, 2016
GF&P seeking rise in turkey numbers
Turkey populations are lower than desired in nearly every county in South Dakota, according to a South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks official....
February 23, 2016 - 6:04pm
February 16, 2016
Fortunate only begins to describe life in SD
There was a time when I thought I'd scream if I ever watched another turkey hunt on an outdoor sports channel. I even gave up turkey hunting for a few years. But today, the interest is back, and I'm going to resume my turkey hunting if I draw a tag. April 9 is the season opener.
February 16, 2016 - 11:47pm
February 9, 2016
Knowing the lay of the land for tag draws
I've never really done much of what I'm going to talk about today, but I do have a hunter friend who is constantly "rolling the dice," so to speak. I'm talking about Jerry Hnetynka. I would guess that he has been applying for various hunting licenses for the past 45 years. Like South...
February 9, 2016 - 11:38pm
Biologist expects 'pretty good' fishing in Lake Francis Case
LAKE ANDES—Although 2015 was not a banner year for fish species in Lake Francis Case, state conservation officials expect decent fishing...
February 9, 2016 - 10:23am
February 2, 2016
Silencers, weatherizing firearms, and one of the greatest sporting rifle ever built
The most important thing going on in my life right now relates to my wife Betsy's latest fall. She broke her femur just below the screws and hardware that are part of a hip replacement. It will be nurse Roger and therapy for a few months. I can write about grizzly bears and crocodiles,...
February 2, 2016 - 10:47pm
January 26, 2016
Grizzly bears deserve some planning ahead
Those of us who ever took a general psychology class probably remember Ivan Pavlov's dog. Through classical conditioning, the dog was taught...
January 26, 2016 - 11:46pm
January 22, 2016
15-inch walleye limit lifted for 2 northeast SD lakes
PIERRE (AP) — The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department has eliminated the 15-inch minimum length restriction for walleye on Bitter Lake in Day County and the Cattail/Kettle Lake Complex in Marshall County. The update is one of a few fishing regulation changes for 2016. GF&P...
January 22, 2016 - 12:52pm
January 20, 2016
Don't ever look for me in Dallas
After hearing about my "Revenant" deer last week, or the deer that came to life, got up and ran away, you might be wondering if Jerry and I returned to that abandoned farm house for a second go round. We didn't. On the morning of Jan. 11th, I had a cataract removed from my left eye....
January 20, 2016 - 12:01am
January 14, 2016
South Dakota lion season starts slow despite good conditions
RAPID CITY (AP) — Conditions are ripe for mountain lion hunting, but this year's cougar season in South Dakota is still off to a slow start. Only six lions have been killed since the season started the day after Christmas. Three lions were shot during the first two weeks, with two...
January 14, 2016 - 1:18pm
January 13, 2016
A final word on our muzzleloader deer season
Two weeks ago, I alluded to my Antlerless Muzzleloader Deer tag that was good through Jan. 15. A Mitchell area reader inquired about the possibility of a buck that had already shed its antlers being shot. It's a very good question.
January 13, 2016 - 12:03am
January 7, 2016
'Rare' hunt leads to mountain lion shot near Platte
PLATTE -- In December, Brooks Koopal fulfilled his dream of successfully hunting a mountain lion — twice. “Them two hunts were by far the...
January 7, 2016 - 8:41am