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Photos from Kids Ice fishing at Cabela's Pond
Photos from NAIFC qualifier at Lake Mitchell
Essigs honored for volunteerism
Yankton effort seeks $7 million for Boys & Girls Club
Beefing up cancer care
COLUMN: Agriculture remains a top priority in the new Congress
South Dakota leading sunflower state for 2nd straight year
'Time is ripe' for food hubs
THUNE: New South Dakota delegation will hit the ground running
DWU's Tibbs wins even in Minn.
Mitchell crowns two, takes third at West Central Invitational
Bon Homme/Scotland wins Winner Invite
Bon Homme/Scotland wins Winner Invite
Parkston takes second at Little B tourney
Mitchell woman celebrates 70th
Making the planet a better place for all of us
Mitchell couple to celebrate 50 years
Hofer birth announcement
NASELLO: Fancy lookin', easy cookin'
Mabel Pauline Clark
Jeremy A. Herron
Leland Ralph Walters
OUR VIEW: Hisses and cheers
MERCER: Is RNC nudging earlier primaries on South Dakota?
LETTER: Keystone project not as green as it seems
LETTER: Wake up, American churches
LETTER: Sand, don't salt, the roads
Legislation would allow bullheads as bait in South Dakota
WILTZ: Don’t lose an awareness of brutal SD weather
Panel approves expansion of dog hunting for mountain lions
For decades, hunter, angler Wicker Bill has called SD home
WILTZ: A little southern swing
October 29, 2014
Changing my mind about some Canadian fishing
Today's Canadian fishing topic may seem unseasonal, but planning for next summer's fishing trip can start anytime. A few years ago, I did a...
October 29, 2014 - 12:35am
October 21, 2014
WILTZ: The missing buff, shotgun shells, bleeding fish and food stamps
On Oct. 1, I described partner Doug Koupal's cape buffalo hunt in Namibia, and how his professional hunter, Karel Grunschloss, was nearly obliterated by a charging buff. At the end of the hunt, we realized Koupal's trophy bull was wounded and lost. Great news! Doug's buff carcass...
October 21, 2014 - 7:35pm
October 7, 2014
GFP Commission proposes changes
PIERRE -- The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission proposed an increase to nonrefundable big game application fees for elk, bighorn sheep and mountain goat at their October meeting in Sturgis. These nonrefundable application fees were established in 1987 at $5. The Commission...
October 7, 2014 - 7:54pm
September 3, 2014
WILTZ: Botswana elephants are headed for a grizzly end, and there's little we can do
At the completion of last week's column, Doug Koupal, Jim Paulson, and I had spent the night at Camp Chobe near Katima Mulilo prior to heading for Doug's cape buffalo camp further down Africa's Chobe River. Look at a map of Namibia and you'll see that it is on Africa's west coast...
September 3, 2014 - 1:53am
August 11, 2014
Timeline of road vacations in Day County
May 19 The Troy Township Board of Supervisors in Day County published legal notice stating that a petition had been received seeking to vacate 15 segments of public roadways covering more than 15 miles in the township. The adjoining landowners were Darwin Peckham, Donald Grode,...
news / state
August 11, 2014 - 7:54pm
July 30, 2014
My anticipation is running wild for hunting, fishing expectations in Africa
As you read today's column, I'll be over the Atlantic Ocean en route to Johannesburg, South Africa. I'm high on anticipation, and I thought I'd share my plans and my hopes with you. Will reality prove to fall short, reach or surpass my expectations? I'm counting on a "reach," and...
July 30, 2014 - 12:15am
July 8, 2014
WILTZ: Roger dares to question Jeremy Wade of "River Monsters" fame
Jeremy Wade hosts a TV program on the Animal Planet channel called "River Monsters." The show features the pursuit of large freshwater river fish that might be capable or inclined to take human lives. Wade fishes the world over for these "river monsters" that tend to be a variety...
July 8, 2014 - 9:25pm
June 4, 2014
State high school fishing tourney picking up in SD
The Bass Federation is attempting to kickstart high school fishing in South Dakota and around the nation. Forrest L. Wood Outdoors, the world's largest tournament-fishing organization, and The Bass Federation have partnered to host the 2014 South Dakota State High School Fishing...
June 4, 2014 - 5:02pm
May 15, 2014
127-pound paddlefish ranks fifth in nation among state records
CHAMBERLAIN -- A 127-pound, 9-ounce paddlefish caught earlier this month by a Chamberlain man is the fifth-largest state-record paddlefish in the nation. Bill Harmon landed the monster fish May 7 on the Missouri River's Lake Francis Case, breaking the old state record of 120 pounds,...
outdoors / fishing
May 15, 2014 - 5:34pm