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Trial for Kimball shooter to be moved out of Brule County
Menno man sustains no injuries in Wednesday crash that killed 78-year-old
Trial for Kimball shooter to be moved out of Brule County
Lein's life after shooting
78-year-old man who died in crash in Vermillion identified
Davison County receives Gold Level award
Samsung scraps Galaxy Note 7 over fire concerns
CorTrust Bank ALM Community Foundation awards grants
Bass Pro Shops hooks Cabela's in $5.5 billion deal
AgweekTV: Ethanol Plant Tour
New SDSU Swine Unit opens with dedication
Regents working with governor on a major research centers plan
GUEBERT: Little hope for farm bill.
SD Soybean Council elects new leadership, welcomes new board member
Corn crop showing good progress in South Dakota
DWU downs Northwestern
Kernels, area teams set start times for football playoff openers
Platte-Geddes takes second place at state dance
SD Mines, Dakota State men to scrimmage Sunday in Chamberlain
Byers leads Class A pack into the state meet
Parkston man marks 90th birthday
Mitchell man marks 85th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrates 80th birthday
Former Mitchell man celebrates 80th birthday
Parkston woman celebrates 90th birthday
Floyd "Buddy" Brodkorb
Irene Marie Ryan
LETTER: John Thune puts party before country
LETTER: Stop harassing road hunters
LETTER: Excited about Amendment V
LETTER: Our nation is turning into a socialistic welfare state
LETTER: Victim’s rights amendment will clog the courts
GFP offers refunds on archery, youth and muzzleloader deer licenses
Mitchell native brings SDWF, Hunting Film Tour to town
The best of Wiltz: Nightmare on Erika Street
Captive pheasants make up one-fifth or more of SD harvest
GFP Commission refuses to break state laws over non-resident waterfowl hunting licenses
April 29, 2016
Platte-Geddes takes a shot with high school trapshooting
PLATTE — Troy Kirsch can't help but be a little jealous of kids these days. Unlike when he graduated from school in Platte, high school...
April 29, 2016 - 8:24am
April 26, 2016
WILTZ: On South Dakota's scenery and hunting buffaloes
Have you ever felt like you wanted a change in scenery for a few days? After church on Sunday April 10, Betsy and I headed for the Black Hills. We took the scenic route by heading west on State Highway 44, crossing the Platte-Winner Bridge, turning north on Highway 47 at the Lone...
April 26, 2016 - 11:50pm
Minnesota angler catches SD state record bass
WEBSTER — Barnesville, Minn., anglers Lyal Held and Casey Ehlert had a quest to catch a state record smallmouth bass in South Dakota. They...
April 26, 2016 - 3:49pm
April 20, 2016
WILTZ: Preparing one's mind and body for the big hunt
In early October, hunting partner Mike Hall and I will head to British Columbia for a moose hunt. We plan to drive. Other than experiencing some incredible landscape, we will be able to take home our moose meat if either or both of us are successful. We will also be able to avoid...
April 20, 2016 - 12:13am
April 13, 2016
Let's take a look at our Game, Fish & Parks commissioners
As you probably know, our eight South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks commissioners are appointed by our governor to four-year terms. I have sometimes wondered about our GF&P commissioners. Are their appointments political favors? Are they themselves fishermen, hunters and campers? Do their...
April 13, 2016 - 1:33am
April 5, 2016
WILTZ: More than 50 years worth of fishing tips
I've recently encouraged you to chase walleyes beneath the Fort Randall Dam or the Big Bend Dam with a jig and minnow. While the stretch between Chamberlain and Fort Thompson was good advice, the action at Randall has been almost non-existent. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has...
April 5, 2016 - 11:29pm
March 30, 2016
WILTZ: Current background checks are plenty thorough
It was about 48 years ago when Betsy and I drove to Olivet in order to change our voter registrations from Democrat to Independent. It probably had to do with gun control, as I had recently become of life member of the National Rifle Association. Politics-wise, we were like many young...
March 30, 2016 - 1:47pm
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