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LETTER: Bill to help pollinators should have passed
LETTER: This world is full of hate
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LETTER: Believe we can with ethanol
Wiltz: Could you have been a good mountain man?
Wiltz: Dealing with out-of-state anglers
Reclaiming habitat for SD's largest fish
Wiltz: With outdoors trips, a Plan B is good
Wiltz: The rundown on handgun hunting
Friedrick 60th anniversary
Marlene and Pat Weller
game fish and parks
November 15, 2014
Proposal would open game fish spearing across South Dakota
PIERRE (AP) — A state hunting regulatory commission is proposing to open up game fish spearing statewide. The proposal from the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission is in response to a petition submitted by spearfishermen. The group will evaluate whether to adopt the...
November 15, 2014 - 10:48am
November 1, 2014
OPINION: John Q. Public needs a place to hunt for himself, his boy, his dog
If you pounded the fields after pheasants over the weekend, chances are good that you may have set foot on public land, or at the very least, bagged a few birds that had. Public hunting areas are one of the great blessings of central South Dakota. Without a doubt, access to state...
November 1, 2014 - 9:24am
October 18, 2014
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...
October 18, 2014 - 7:25am
October 10, 2014
SD state parks division honors Snake Creek district with innovation award
SPEARFISH — Park staff at District 6, based out of Snake Creek Recreation Area near Platte, were recognized with the 2014 Innovation Award...
October 10, 2014 - 6:40am
October 3, 2014
SD panel proposes big game application fee hike
PIERRE (AP) — A state hunting regulatory commission has proposed doubling the nonrefundable fee for big game license applications. The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission proposed increasing the nonrefundable fee from $5 to $10. The fee applies to licenses for elk,...
October 3, 2014 - 5:26pm
Invasive quagga mussels found in SD reservoir
By Kevin Burbach PIERRE (AP) — The larva of an invasive mussel species closely related the zebra mussel has been found for the first time in South Dakota, in a reservoir in the Black Hills, state officials said Friday. The quagga mussel, a small invasive mollusk, was identified...
October 3, 2014 - 5:02pm
GF&P commission proposes fewer spring turkey tags
PIERRE (AP) — Turkey hunters would be able to bag about 800 fewer birds this spring and without using bait stations under proposed rule changes by the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks commission. Commission members proposed the changes Thursday at their October...
October 3, 2014 - 4:56pm
October 2, 2014
SD officials ask hunters to help prevent fires
PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota officials are asking people who will participate in this fall's hunting season to be diligent in preventing and detecting fires. South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department officials say grass and woody plants will become more combustible as they...
October 2, 2014 - 7:56am
Salmon station open for egg collection near Gettysburg
GETTYSBURG (AP) — The Whitlock Bay Salmon Spawning Station near Gettysburg has opened for the season, but officials say gathering enough adult salmon for egg collection could be challenging due to the long-term effects of the 2011 flood. Robert Hanten is a fisheries biologist...
October 2, 2014 - 7:54am
September 28, 2014
Fish Lake celebrates 100 years
PLANKINTON — Golf, at its core, is a simple game. And it's remained that way for the last century at Fish Lake Country Club. The club,...
September 28, 2014 - 10:23pm
September 25, 2014
AmeriCorps NCCC serves in North Point Recreation Area
LAKE ANDES -- An AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps team is serving in the North Point Recreation Area from Monday until Nov.
September 25, 2014 - 6:05pm
GF&P battles bullheads in Bear Butte Lake
STURGIS (AP) — A bullhead battle is brewing under Bear Butte Lake in western South Dakota. The 215-acre reservoir east of Sturgis is known for bullheads, which aren't good to eat but many anglers like to fish for them anyway. The catfish relatives have overwhelmed the fishery...
September 25, 2014 - 10:27am
September 22, 2014
SD authorities kill 3 mountain lions in September
RAPID CITY (AP) — Law enforcement officers in South Dakota have killed three mountain lions so far in September. Two of the felines had killed farm animals and the third one wandered near a Black Hills business, according to the state Game, Fish & Parks Department. Officials...
September 22, 2014 - 6:59am
September 12, 2014
State parks predict record camping year
More campers are flocking to South Dakota's state-run campgrounds, and state officials predict 2014 will be another record year. So far, this year is up 5 percent over 2013 — which is the record year — for the number of nights the state's 4,190 campsites have been occupied....
September 12, 2014 - 3:54pm
September 11, 2014
Fish problem addressed with poison in Lake Yankton
YANKTON (AP) — Wildlife officials have used poison to kill all the fish in Lake Yankton in southeastern South Dakota to remove undesirable species such as carp. Flooding in 2011 caused Missouri River water to backfill into the lake just west of Yankton and led to an increasing...
September 11, 2014 - 10:34am