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February 16, 2015
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
January 10, 2015
GFP commission to consider dog hunting on mountain lions
PIERRE (AP) — Game, Fish and Parks commissioners will take input next week on a proposal to allow the use of hounds for mountain lion hunting...
January 10, 2015 - 1:22pm
December 31, 2014
Incoming GF&P head cleared in ethics complaint
PIERRE (AP) — The incoming secretary of the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks has been cleared of ethics allegations in Alaska, although critics say it was due to a technicality. Gov. Dennis Daugaard last week announced that South Dakota native Kelly Hepler will...
December 31, 2014 - 8:23am
December 30, 2014
Comment period for elk management plan extended
PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota hunters and ranchers have another month to offer their thoughts on how the state's elk herd should be managed in the coming years. The Game, Fish and Parks' Division of Wildlife extended the deadline to submit comments on its draft five-year elk management...
December 30, 2014 - 8:11am
December 14, 2014
SD accepting applications for wildlife grants
PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota officials are now accepting applications for the state's wildlife diversity small grants program. The program provides funding for researchers, educators and others to carry out projects that focus on native wildlife. The total funding available for...
December 14, 2014 - 7:45pm
December 1, 2014
SD hunters can register for depredation hunts
PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota wildlife officials are encouraging residents to sign up to participate in potential winter depredation hunts. Officials with the Game, Fish and Parks Department say these hunts allow individuals to help manage wildlife during winter months. Registration...
December 1, 2014 - 8:23am
November 20, 2014
GF&P, others fund new game production area in Moody County
South Dakota pheasant hunters will have the new 160-acre Gideon Game Production Area to explore in northwest Moody County this pheasant season. The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department purchased the land using Pittman-Robertson dollars, contributions from the Minnehaha and...
November 20, 2014 - 8:57am
November 18, 2014
GFP wants to rebuild deer herds by allowing hunters fewer does
PIERRE -- Trying to rebuild South Dakota's deer populations, state wildlife biologists want fewer does taken by hunters during the 2014 rifle seasons this fall. Their plan calls for greatly reducing two-tag and three-tag licenses, especially those that can be used only for taking...
November 18, 2014 - 8:50pm
Finding funding for pheasant habitat
Paul Coughlin talks about the landscape in South Dakota as if it were a radiant, elaborate painting. The 47-year-old Aberdeen native has lived...
November 18, 2014 - 1:17pm
Missouri man still hunting in same area after nearly 70 years
WHITE LAKE -- In a windswept field, Ken Barbour unshouldered his shotgun and began to walk. A line of hunters, clad in orange, walked in step...
November 18, 2014 - 1:17pm