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Wednesday's outdoors' briefs: 6/5/13

Allens win 28th Annual Poorman's Fishing Tournament

By The Daily Republic

Dave and Tyson Allen, of Mitchell, won the 28th Annual Poorman's Fishing Tournament on Lake Mitchell over the weekend.

The tournament hosted 40 teams and about 250 pounds of fish were weighed in. The Allens caught 32.95 pounds, and it was the 11th time on the winning team for Dave Allen, who has partnered with his sons, Tyson and Nic.

Alex and Zach Dagen caught 23.70 pounds for second place and Chad Colwell and Shannon Sailer were third with 21.95 pounds.

The largest fish weighed in was from the team of Nathan Satrang and Wesley Swan, who landed a 6.3-pound catfish.


1. Dave and Tyson Allen, 32.95 pounds

2. Alex and Zach Dagen, 23.7 pounds

3. Chad Colwell and Shannon Sailer, 21.95 pounds

4. Aaron Willis and Ray Dean, 21.25 pounds

5. Tim and Travis Allen, 20.5 pounds

6. Jon and Dave Beckman, 14.2 pounds

7. Matt Adema and Steve King, 12.8 pounds

8. Brandon Koster and Michael Odens, 10.7 pounds

9. Joe Geppart and Gary Hoffman, 10.15 pounds

10. Wanda and Haley Lippert, 7.5 pounds

11. Travis and Todd Clark, 6.85 pounds

12. Larry Hettinger and Joel Franks, 6.4 pounds

GF&P, Cabela's hosting Step Outside event

By The Daily Republic

From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, there will be a Step Outside event, hosted by the South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks Department and Cabela's.

The event, which is rain or shine, will have archery, BB-gun, fly fishing and bullet casting activities at the Mitchell Cabela's store. There is no cost, and anyone ages 8 and up can attend. Youth must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

For more information, contact Conservation Officer Andy Petersen at or 995-8148.

On Saturday, Cabela's is also hosting a kids' fishing derby, which runs from 9 to 11 a.m. Hot dogs and pop will be provided and prizes will be awarded for the largest fish in several categories. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m.

The first 50 families to register for the derby will be offered a free Ringneck membership from the Pheasant Country Chapter of Pheasants Forever. The Ringneck program is open to any young person interested in the outdoors and conservation.