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Ex-president George H.W. Bush moved into intensive care; wife hospitalized
S.D. Board of Education to consider new teacher certification process
Wagner man charged with raping 12-year-old girl
Platte’s New Hope to be ready for use by spring
Dakota Wesleyan band director selected for masterclass in London
Lego replaces long-time CEO with first foreign boss in organizational shake-up
Instagram will soon let you like comments - or even turn them off completely
Google looks for 'conservative outreach' manager after Trump election win
McDonald's revamps $4 billion McCafe brand as it lags Starbucks
Amazon opening store that will eliminate checkout lines
SDSU-led cattle seminar stirs up consumer impact ideas
Farmland rental rates dropping overall
Winter wheat plantings at long-time lows in South Dakota
U.S. takes step to boost organic food production
Puerto Ricans could ease South Dakota dairy labor shortage
Six area teams scheduled for boys basketball shootout in Madison
Tiger men roll past Dordt
Photos from Dakota Wesleyan's doubleheader sweep of Dordt College
Defense carries the day for Tiger women over Dordt
Winner’s Ewing is latest Warrior to join Jackrabbits
Couple plans March wedding
Mitchell man celebrates 85th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrates nine decades
Stickney couple marks 45th wedding anniversary
Colome man marks 90th birthday
W.P. "Pete" Olson
Ardith J. Muilenburg
Thomas Ralph Mielke
NOEM: Nothing less than a miracle
Palace City Profile: Life's path led back home for the Anderson family
WOSTER: Presidential communication: From Washington's horse rides to Trump tweets
HEINERT: Disappointed in governor's Spearfish Canyon State Park plan
OUR VIEW: Self-assess screen time for children
No-fee promise comes into canyon debate
GF&P seeking benefits of Lyman County, other waters
Wiltz: Do coyotes affect our South Dakota deer herd?
Wiltz: The weight of heavy hunting
Hunters take last shot at pheasants
November 22, 2016
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
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 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
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
September 12, 2016
Prairie, ruffed, sage grouse seasons open Saturday
PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota's prairie and ruffed grouse seasons open Saturday. The state Game, Fish and Parks Department says prairie and ruffed grouse have a daily limit of three and a possession limit of 15. The season runs through Jan. 1. Shooting hours are from sunrise to sunset....
September 12, 2016 - 11:19am
September 8, 2016
North Dakota pheasant numbers drop 10 percent from 2015
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Pheasant numbers in North Dakota have dropped 10 percent from a year ago, but as the hunting season nears wildlife officials are confident of another decent harvest of at least half a million birds. The drop indicated by a state Game and Fish Department survey...
September 8, 2016 - 11:24am
September 2, 2016
3,510 licenses available for North Dakota fall turkey hunt
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's Game and Fish Department is making 3,510 licenses available for the full turkey season. The number is 145 fewer than last year, or a decline of about 4 percent. The deadline for hunters to apply for a license is Wednesday. Only North Dakota residents...
September 2, 2016 - 10:57am
Bighorn sheep hunting to resume in North Dakota this fall
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's Game and Fish Department is resuming bighorn sheep hunting this fall after concluding that a disease that sparked a large die-off in the western badlands herd two years ago has diminished. Bacterial pneumonia is still present in the herd but...
September 2, 2016 - 10:54am
August 31, 2016
SD pheasant count shows 20 percent decrease
Finding roosters may be a little more difficult this fall, but hunters should expect to harvest more than 1 million pheasants in South Dakota...
August 31, 2016 - 8:54am
August 11, 2016
North Dakota lowers mountain lion quota for first time
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota wildlife officials are lowering the number of mountain lions that can be killed for the first time in about a decade of lion hunting in the state, in large part due to the prowess of hunters, particularly those with hounds. The exact size of the...
August 11, 2016 - 11:32am
August 8, 2016
Special August hunting season for Canada geese eliminated
ABERDEEN (AP) — South Dakota wildlife officials are doing away with a special August goose hunting season aimed at reducing the numbers of resident Canada geese. The August Management Take season was added several years ago to try to reduce crop damage from the birds. At the time,...
August 8, 2016 - 12:23pm
August 2, 2016
Annual SD pheasant brood survey routes underway
BEADLE COUNTY — Pheasants, both adult birds and chicks, were speckled on the edge of a harvested wheat field. Nearly 40 birds were counted...
August 2, 2016 - 2:36pm
June 28, 2016
OPINION: Predator hunters and their competitive events
I had just climbed out of the pickup when a second pickup pulled up alongside me. We were parked in front of the gun shop in Cross Plains, Wisconsin, just west of Madison. "Hello, Lucky!" called out the driver of the second vehicle. "I know I'm lucky, but why am I lucky?" I asked....
June 28, 2016 - 11:18pm