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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
May 19, 2016
Free deer tags for landowners?
Area landowners could get an extra shot at deer hunting this season. Deer populations in many South Dakota counties have rebounded after previously...
May 19, 2016 - 6:29pm
May 16, 2016
South Dakota staffer plays role in hunter recruiting effort
PIERRE (AP) — A South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks staffer is playing a role in a national effort to replace aging hunters. The Capital Journal reports the national R3 plan aims to recruit, retain and reactivate hunters and shooters. The planning committee finalizing the R3 plan...
May 16, 2016 - 12:43pm
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 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
December 31, 2015
Game biologist says pheasants available for season's finale
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — South Dakota's top pheasant biologist says hunters should still find plenty of roosters in fields this weekend as the state wraps up its 2015 pheasant hunting season. Travis Runia, upland game biologist with the Game, Fish and Parks Department, said officials...
December 31, 2015 - 11:40am
December 15, 2015
Crop-price plunge helps hunters as pheasants fly in South Dakota
The longest U.S. corn slump since the 1980s has turned into a bumper year for South Dakota's $220 million pheasant-hunting industry, the nation's...
December 15, 2015 - 5:24pm
November 16, 2015
24-hour game stop nabs 147 violations
WHITE LAKE — Dead pheasants were flying from a vehicle cruising down the interstate. Tossed out the window by a couple of hunters, the...
November 16, 2015 - 9:02pm