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Flint's lead-poisoned water had a 'horrifyingly large' effect on fetal deaths, study finds
Weekend hunt gives youth hunters guided support to nab first deer
MTI enrollment drops 4 percent; officials blame program restructure
Twin Cities sees heat advisory on first day of fall
Hanson school to recognize standout athletes at Saturday ceremony
Toy retailer giant 'Toys 'R' Us' on the verge of filing for bankruptcy, sources say
Stars of HGTV's hit show 'Fixer Upper' to launch product line at Target
Apple unveils new products including the $1,000 iPhone
Fixed mortgage rates keep falling, sinking to yearly lows
Amazon hit with lawsuit over eclipse glasses
Brown County officials reject proposed hog farm expansion
Nearly one-third of South Dakota winter wheat crop planted
Pesticide instructor to farmers:
Area growers sound off on Dicamba drift damage
Hope returns in crop forecast
Mitchell looks to get back on track against Douglas
Area volleyball roundup: MCM downs Parkston
Moller finishes sixth at Yankton meet
Wild earn 1-0 win over Jets in second game of preseason
Kernel volleyball sweeps Lynx
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
Jacob "Jack" Sandness
Judith Downs Gilbert
Jacob "Jack" Sandness
Larry R. Reimnitz
GREAT INDOORS: Oozing with fall flavors, spiced rum adds richness to pumpkin cobbler
THUNE: Service academies offer students a unique opportunity to serve
DAUGAARD: Looking ahead to another Buffalo Roundup
In a pickle over a side dish?
Wine evolution class also teaches basic appreciation
Wiltz: When hunting and fishing, what does weather matter?
A 'carefree weekend' for the Haiars
Gov. Daugaard stands behind pheasant work
Wiltz: An ugly bruiser of a fish
Biologists: Pheasant numbers drop due to prolonged drought
Wiltz: Thankful in all forms during hunting season
I've been busy hunting, but I haven't squeezed a trigger. In a past column, I mentioned that I failed to draw my West River deer tag. I checked...
November 22, 2016 - 11:37pm
Elk herd to be trimmed, studied for wasting disease
RAPID CITY (AP) — About 40 of the elk at Wind Cave National Park were recently fitted with radio collars so researchers can track their location as they study the effects of chronic wasting disease, while others will be killed to cull the park's elk population. Volunteers and park...
November 22, 2016 - 4:38pm
November 18, 2016
SD deer elusive after EHD outbreak
South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks has issued more deer licenses this year, but the animals may be hard to find. Andy Lindbloom, senior big game...
November 18, 2016 - 5:40pm
November 1, 2016
Wiltz: Bull on both sides of the border
It is my opinion that we really have no choice when it comes to presidential candidates in next Tuesday's election. It comes down to Supreme...
November 1, 2016 - 11:41pm
October 31, 2016
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Midwest hunters are playing an integral role in the management of the excessive snow geese population
BRAINERD, Minn.—In this week's "Northland Outdoors TV" episode, travel with our crew as they head to the prairies and farmlands of North...
October 31, 2016 - 1:12pm
October 21, 2016
GFP offers refunds on archery, youth and muzzleloader deer licenses
PIERRE — Last week, the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GF&P) issued information about epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD) and removing left-over deer licenses and offering refunds to East River firearm hunters for the 2016 season. Reports of deer loss continued as hunters...
October 21, 2016 - 4:59pm
October 19, 2016
Mitchell native brings SDWF, Hunting Film Tour to town
North America's most exotic hunts are coming to Mitchell. The South Dakota Wildlife Federation has secured the rights to a film made by Hunting Film Tour, which features hunters across the continent searching for moose, elk, bighorn sheep, waterfowl and more, and it's bringing the...
October 19, 2016 - 5:06pm
October 18, 2016
The best of Wiltz: Nightmare on Erika Street
Editor's note: This column first appeared in the Yankton Press & Dakotan on Nov. 28, 1987. It was rerun in the P&D as "The Best of Wiltz" on February 1, 1992. I had this dream the other night that left me terror stricken until I woke up and found Betsy beside me. Often something happens...
October 18, 2016 - 11:52pm
October 15, 2016
Captive pheasants make up one-fifth or more of SD harvest
STICKNEY — Row by row, Randall Kuyper drove past thousands of birds waiting for their meal, stopping every few yards to fill a bin with...
October 15, 2016 - 8:00am
October 7, 2016
GFP Commission refuses to break state laws over non-resident waterfowl hunting licenses
MOBRIDGE — The state Game, Fish and Parks Commission rejected a petition from two South Dakota hunting organizations Thursday. The petition sought to overturn two state laws that designate hundreds of nonresident three-day waterfowl hunting permits for two blocs of northern...
October 7, 2016 - 10:34am
October 6, 2016
South Dakota hunting groups cry foul on waterfowl permits
PIERRE (AP) — Two South Dakota hunting groups want to keep out-of-state waterfowl hunters out of north central South Dakota. The South Dakota Wildlife Federation and the South Dakota Waterfowl Association are asking the Game, Fish and Parks Commission to rescind nonresident waterfowl...
October 6, 2016 - 11:07am
October 5, 2016
WILTZ: The greatest predatory animal of them all
The Vietnam Era was not the best of times.
October 5, 2016 - 10:37am
September 29, 2016
EHD causing high whitetails casualties
Landowners continue to find dead white-tailed deer populations in central South Dakota as a bout with a deadly disease continues. South Dakota...
September 29, 2016 - 6:36pm
September 28, 2016
WILTZ: Mayflies for dinner? The fish become gluttonous!
About a month ago, I wrote in detail about a fishing trip with friends on northwest Ontario's Kwinigans Lake. I mentioned that during the first two days, the action was slower than one might expect on pristine waters. Jeff Doom, my boat partner, brought up the slow action as a topic...
September 28, 2016 - 11:18am
September 27, 2016
Fall turkey hunting licenses still available in North Dakota
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — More than 850 hunting licenses remain for North Dakota's fall turkey season. The state Game and Fish Department made 3,510 licenses available this year, a decline of about 4 percent from last year. The agency recently held its license lottery. Only North Dakota...
September 27, 2016 - 11:16am