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NDSU researchers eyeball new ways to grow better beef
Weather presenting perfect conditions for lambing
Wessington Springs native is inventor of HydroGreen’s patent-pending system
Good genes more important than ever at bull auctions, rancher says
Coyotes cover new territory in prep baseball
Gregory boys win home meet
Twins' Grossman says he'll be ready by Opening Day
Peterson says he's in 'no rush' to latch onto another NFL team
Wild's slump can be blamed on just about everyone
'The Cemetery Club' handles the topic of grief with care
Couple plans March wedding
Colome man marks 90th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrated 85 years
Local couple weds in October ceremony
Julie A. Theel
Jeremy Lee Lhotak
DAUGAARD: A chance to be South Dakota's Capital for a Day
IN OTHER WORDS: Legislature wins in battle over IM 22
OUR VIEW: Hisses and cheers
LETTER: Politicians can't come up with good health care
LETTER: Abortion is evil
Ducks Unlimited to hold volunteer meeting
Increased license costs to benefit wildlife damage repairs
State seeking more successful deer hunts
Wiltz: Writing a book has its rewards, challenges
Chamberlain lures out-of-state anglers, reels in rewards
Curtis and Linda Mueller
September 9, 2014
Gov. to release results of Pheasant Habitat group
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Gov. Dennis Daugaard plans to release a report Tuesday that compiles the recommendations from this year's Pheasant Habitat Work Group Summits. Daugaard hosted meetings across the state this year to hear from landowners, sportsmen, people who work in the tourism...
September 9, 2014 - 6:53am
August 26, 2014
Got pheasants? Pick your spots to hunt this fall
State wildlife biologists and conservation officers spotted more pheasants along roads in every region of South Dakota during the annual route surveys conducted from July 25 through Aug.
August 26, 2014 - 6:18pm
Young pheasant tally shows birds to increase
By Kevin Burbach PIERRE (AP) — This year's tally of young pheasants is a good sign bird numbers in the state are expected to increase a year after one of the lowest roadside counts in three decades, the state Department of Game, Fish and Parks said Tuesday. The department...
August 26, 2014 - 5:06pm
August 10, 2014
LETTER: Important to protect SD’s pheasants
To the Editor: We appreciate the story (“Habitat group drafting recommendations”) updating readers on the progress of the Pheasant Habitat Working Group. I don’t think it can be overstated how important this group’s work is to the future of South Dakota and the Mitchell...
August 10, 2014 - 10:28pm
July 23, 2014
Report says Prairie Pothole region losing wetlands
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Federal officials and conservationists say a recent report detailing wetland losses in the five-state Prairie Pothole...
July 23, 2014 - 10:49pm
July 8, 2014
Several SD preserve operators seek 30-pheasant daily bag
FORT PIERRE – The operator of a Seneca pheasant hunting business asked Tuesday that hunters be allowed to take 30 roosters per day at South Dakota preserves. The current limit is 20. It was increased from 15 in 2009. Sal Roseland presented the draft of...
July 8, 2014 - 9:54pm
June 30, 2014
COLUMN: Clean water critical for SD's outdoors
June wais "Great Outdoors Month" in South Dakota, thanks to a declaration by Gov. Dennis Daugaard. Throughout the month, state parks offered bird walks, outdoor cooking demonstrations, fishing derbies and other activities. And the great outdoors is big in South Dakota: Across the...
June 30, 2014 - 5:42pm
May 11, 2014
Songbird species getting pushed north into Canada
By Dirk Lammers SIOUX FALLS (AP) — The Baird's sparrow, a small songbird that spends its summers in a mostly Canadian swath that dips into grassland prairies in North Dakota, Montana and far northern South Dakota, could be opting for sole Canadian residency in the coming decades. Climate...
May 11, 2014 - 11:23pm
April 30, 2014
Feds spend $236M to help landowners protect grouse
In South Dakota, $4.6 million spent on 395 square miles.
April 30, 2014 - 4:44pm
April 29, 2014
Commission expects drop in South Dakota deer tags
Intensive agriculture and the conversion of wetland sloughs to crop land have contributed to a decrease in habitat
April 29, 2014 - 2:03pm
April 10, 2014
Missouri River Institute symposium: As cottonwoods fall, birds fly away
VERMILLION -- The next 100 years for birds along the Missouri River will likely be much different from what birdwatchers along the river have...
April 10, 2014 - 10:34pm
February 4, 2014
Local Pheasants Forever officers elected
Pheasant Country, Mitchell's chapter of Pheasants Forever, recently elected its 2014-15 officers, including a re-election of President Dave Allen. The banquet directors are Deb Kuchera, Brad Zimmerman and Justin Morrison. The board of directors consists of Dave Allen, president; Mike...
February 4, 2014 - 8:40pm
January 27, 2014
Pheasants Forever putting $15K toward pollinator habitat program
Pheasants Forever is concerned about the birds and the bees. That’s why the national organization is utilizing $15,000 from recently awarded grants toward its new South Dakota Pollinator Habitat and Education program. South Dakota Pheasants Forever earlier this month was...
January 27, 2014 - 8:58pm
January 21, 2014
USDA extends deadline for Conservation Stewardship Program signup
By South Dakota Ag Connection The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service has extended the deadline for new enrollments in the Conservation Stewardship Program for fiscal year 2014. Producers interested in participating in the program can submit...
January 21, 2014 - 8:57pm
January 17, 2014
South Dakota GFP Commission eyes refuge changes
PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks commissioners are looking at changing two of the state's game refuges to waterfowl refuges. The plan they're studying would also eliminate three waterfowl refuges. One change would reclassify Reid Lake State Game Refuge as...
January 17, 2014 - 8:07am