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Water has many roles in this flowing picture book
US Sen. Johnson raises awareness about adoption
South Dakota workers 'hi-rail' for safety
Girl killed by dogs wanted to create a shelter
Interviews Tuesday for county VSO
Mitchell health care leaders recognized
Interstate Information Centers open this weekend
Activities planned for National Travel & Tourism Week
SoS Gant Announces New Online Certificate of Good Standing
Avera Education & Staffing Solutions launches online medication aide program
GUEBERT: Irony, coincidence, or just politics?
Winter weather slows harvest across South Dakota
Weather, pinch on supplies drive cattle prices up
Farmland values hold steady in US Plains
AG WEEK: The ugly truth about cash rents
Packers sneak past Vikings 24-21
Warner, SF Christian, O'Gorman claim state titles
DWU women open GPAC play with win
Winner's Bertram signs with DWU
SDSU women fall to DePaul
W. Springs 4th of July celebration planned
Independence Day celebration to feature local favorite Uncle Roy and Friends
Frank of Bonesteel honored for academic excellence
Bannwarth birth announcement
Annual BBBS raffle tickets go on sale Thursday
Richard Dean Shoemaker
Laurence Perry Comp
MERCER: Laws don’t stop election funding merry-go-round in South Dakota
KIRK: A wife by any other name is just as sweet
LETTER: Timely notification would assist in reporting for jury duty
LETTER: Do we care enough to please God?
WOSTER: JFK assassination anniversary a reminder of how things changed
National ice fishing tourney coming to Mitchell
GF&P, others fund new game production area in Moody County
Happy (water) trails to you
Hunting lodge being rebuilt
GFP wants to rebuild deer herds by allowing hunters fewer does
May 4, 2012
Wind Cave, Custer parks teaming on elk management
CUSTER (AP) -- Wind Cave National Park and Custer State Park will cooperate in the management of elk that use the parks. According to media reports, the two superintendents agreed Friday to install drop-down gates along the fence to allow elk to travel between the two parks. The...
May 4, 2012 - 3:55pm
April 16, 2012
Elk illegally killed near Hot Springs
HOT SPRINGS (AP) -- South Dakota wildlife officials are investigating the illegal killing of an elk west of Hot Springs. Game, Fish and Parks conservation officer D.J. Schroeder says a landowner along U.S. Highway 18 found the carcass late last week. Authorities determined it had...
outdoors / news / state / hunting
April 16, 2012 - 7:28am
April 5, 2012
GF&P reduces elk licenses for seasons
BROOKINGS -- The state Game, Fish and Parks Commission decided Wednesday to further reduce hunting licenses for elk in the Black Hills, beyond the cutbacks its biologists previously recommended for this fall. For the rifle season there will be 395 any-elk licenses, which typically...
news / outdoors / hunting
April 5, 2012 - 8:17am
March 28, 2012
GF&P eyes fewer elk tags as population drops
That once-in-a-lifetime Custer State Park elk tag might be harder to obtain this year. At their last meeting, state Game, Fish and Parks commissioners proposed reducing the number of several elk licenses for the 2012 season, including seasons in the Custer State Park, Black Hills...
outdoors / news / hunting / state
March 28, 2012 - 6:59am
March 6, 2012
Chopper crew stops mountain lion attack on elk in Custer State Park
CUSTER (AP) -- Officials say a helicopter crew at Custer State Park managed to prevent a repeat of an incident a year ago in which a hungry mountain lion helped itself to an elk that had been drugged for study researchers. The helicopter crew fires sedation darts at elk to help state...
outdoors / news / state
March 6, 2012 - 11:50am
February 27, 2012
Elk collaring part of study at Wind Cave National Park
RAPID CITY (AP) -- Wildlife researchers at Wind Cave National Park are capturing elk this week as part of a study of the animals' movements in and near the park in South Dakota's Black Hills. The media reports that a helicopter crew is helping the researchers Monday and Tuesday....
outdoors / news
February 27, 2012 - 10:06am
February 2, 2012
2 bull elk shot, killed in Wind Cave National Park
RAPID CITY (AP) -- State and federal authorities are investigating the killing of two bull elk in Wind Cave National Park in southwest South Dakota. Park spokesman Tom Farrell tells the media that it appears the elk were shot and left to die along a road late Monday or early Tuesday....
outdoors / news
February 2, 2012 - 4:08pm
December 30, 2011
Custer County to study elk population decline with grant
RAPID CITY (AP) -- Research into why the elk population is declining in Custer State Park is one of several projects funded by grants from the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation this year. The media reports that the foundation provided $80,309 in grants for work in Butte, Custer, Lawrence,...
outdoors / news / state
December 30, 2011 - 10:47am
September 13, 2010
A sleepless September in the southern Black Hills
September has arrived in the Black Hills. The morning air has gathered up a sharp edge, frost has been knocking on our windows, and leaves want to change. My husband and I know what's coming next: insomnia. For much of September, I get shorted on sleep due to bull elk bugling every...
life / opinion / outdoors / hunting
September 13, 2010 - 12:00am