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Plenty of ducks, fewer hunters
WILTZ: Come Saturday's duck opener, what are you going to throw at those quackers?
Grouse numbers rise ahead of opener
WILTZ: Old bait-casting reels can be pretty darn handy
Prairie, ruffed, sage grouse seasons open Saturday
March 24, 2015
Walleye in Lake Oahe getting boost from baitfish rebound
PIERRE (AP) — An increase in baitfish and healthier walleyes in Lake Oahe add up to good news for anglers this summer, South Dakota wildlife officials say. The Missouri River reservoir in north central South Dakota and south central North Dakota is still recovering from flooding...
March 24, 2015 - 5:14pm
March 17, 2015
39 mountain lions killed so far in Black Hills season
RAPID CITY (AP) — The mountain lion season in South Dakota stands at 39 kills with only two weeks remaining. KOTA-TV reports hunters killed three cats last week, bringing the season's total to 39. The most noteworthy of the kills was a 134-pound male shot in Lawrence County....
March 17, 2015 - 2:41pm
March 9, 2015
State game commission proposing mountain goat season
PIERRE (AP) — The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission is proposing to re-open a mountain goat season for the first time in nine years for a small number of hunters. The commission will vote at its April meeting in Brookings on whether to offer two mountain goat hunting...
March 9, 2015 - 1:48pm
State GF&P Commission proposing to increase elk licenses
PIERRE (AP) — The state Game, Fish and Parks Commission is proposing to allow more hunters to take elk in the Black Hills this season. The commission met in Pierre this week for its March meeting. Commissioners proposed increasing the number of firearm elk licenses to 930,...
March 9, 2015 - 1:21pm
March 3, 2015
33 mountain lions killed so far in Black Hills season
PIERRE (AP) — Hunters have killed 33 mountain lions so far during the hunting season in the Black Hills Fire Protection District. KOTA-TV reports three male cats ranging between 119 and 125 pounds were killed last week. A 5-year-old lion was killed most recently in Custer County,...
March 3, 2015 - 2:35pm
February 23, 2015
Pheasants Forever office wants to protect fowls' habitat
BROOKINGS (AP) — The new Pheasants Forever office in Brookings is aiming to stave off declining populations of the popular game bird by redefining...
February 23, 2015 - 4:45pm
February 17, 2015
26 mountain lions killed so far in Black Hills season
PIERRE (AP) — Wildlife officials in South Dakota report that 26 mountain lions have been killed so far during the hunting season in the Black Hills Fire Protection District. A tally from the South Dakota Game Fish and Parks Department shows that half of the lions killed were...
February 17, 2015 - 2:49pm
February 16, 2015
South Dakota approves new online hunter education course
PIERRE (AP) — Young South Dakotans can now go online to finish much of the state's hunter safety certification course. The Game, Fish...
February 16, 2015 - 4:51pm
Hunters must remove tree stands from public lands
PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota wildlife officials are reminding hunters and ice anglers of looming deadlines to remove tree stands and fish houses. Officials say all tree stands and climbing devices must be removed by Sunday from lands owned, leased or controlled by the state's...
February 16, 2015 - 4:09pm
Canada goose season ends in SD, light goose season begins
PIERRE (AP) — The Canada goose hunting season in South Dakota is coming to an end, while the light goose season is kicking off. The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department is reminding waterfowl hunters that the Unit 2 Canada goose season ends Sunday. Meanwhile, the...
February 16, 2015 - 2:21pm
February 10, 2015
Non-Black Hills dog hunts for mountain lions allowed March 2
Non-Black Hills dog hunts for mountain lions allowed March 2 PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakotans who hunt mountain lions outside of the Black Hills Fire Protection District can start using dogs next month. The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission last month adopted...
February 10, 2015 - 9:45am
February 5, 2015
Hunter awaits word whether buck breaks South Dakota record
EUREKA (AP) — They say records are meant to be broken, but records were the furthest thing from Mike Mettler's mind on Nov. 17 when he cut loose an arrow at a whitetail buck he'd been hunting for two years. Instead, the 39-year-old bowhunter from Eureka was more concerned about...
February 5, 2015 - 3:49pm
January 27, 2015
South Dakota fishing, hunting licenses expire Saturday
PIERRE (AP) — Licenses allowing people to hunt and fish in South Dakota expire Saturday. Fishing, small game, furbearer, predator/varmint and combination licenses will no longer be valid starting Feb. 1. Officials with the state's Game, Fish and Parks Department say new...
January 27, 2015 - 10:16am
January 15, 2015
Panel approves expansion of dog hunting for mountain lions
PIERRE (AP) — The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission has voted to allow the use of hounds to hunt mountain lions on private land...
January 15, 2015 - 5:39pm
January 13, 2015
For decades, hunter, angler Wicker Bill has called SD home
PIERRE (AP) — A thunderous gobble rang in their ears. The big bird wasn't far from the pair of hunters backed up against ponderosa pine at the crest of a ridge line in the Black Hills. But it was just out of sight behind the hill. They'd been listening to the tom turkey's love...
January 13, 2015 - 6:02pm