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Police search for gunman who killed five at Washington state mall
Police say body of Twin Cites woman could be in Fargo area
Man sentenced for driving drunk with child in vehicle
South Dakota chamber says Amendment V is bad for business
Department of Agriculture seeks input on pollinator plan
Wells Fargo may take more disciplinary action over sales abuses
Insurance agent earns two honors
New iPhone to ditch headphone jack, come with better camera
Hulu ends free streaming service
BankWest announces new banker in Mitchell
AgweekTV: Riding for cancer
Near-perfect harvest conditions predicted for fall
Dry summer, poor crop prices affect corn silage yields
Lemmon couple offer $2,000 reward for info on stolen cattle
South Dakota corn production forecast to be down 6 percent
DWU football cruises to GPAC win at Hastings
No. 4 Gorillas knock off No. 1 Warbirds
Photos from the Kernels homecoming game against Spearfish
Titans win Class 9AA battle
Area high school football roundup: Black Panthers blank Crusaders
Couple wed in June 8 ceremony
Mitchell woman celebrates 80th birthday
Couple plans Oct. 1 wedding
Area couple plans October wedding
Plankinton man marks 80th birthday
Vicki Jo Jensen
Corlena Mary Koranda
Harvey V. Terveen
Louis A. Nolz
Francis V. Schaefer
LETTER: Impaired, polluted waters can be fixed
LETTER: Are there conflicts of interest with lake committee?
LETTER: Support changes to improve SD water quality
LETTER: Burg for SD State Senate
LETTER: Agenda request did require board action
Plenty of ducks, fewer hunters
WILTZ: Come Saturday's duck opener, what are you going to throw at those quackers?
Grouse numbers rise ahead of opener
WILTZ: Old bait-casting reels can be pretty darn handy
Prairie, ruffed, sage grouse seasons open Saturday
Six from Iowa charged with swapping deer tags
JONES COUNTY — Six individuals from Iowa were recently cited for game violations in Jones County surrounding the improper tagging of multiple bucks. Corwin Harthoorn, 55, Colton Harthoorn, 25, and Kristi Harthoorn, 25, all of Doon, Iowa; Randall Kats, 53, and Jonathan LeLoux,...
August 25, 2016 - 10:58am
August 12, 2016
People want more public land, GF&P told
With recreational use of public lands at record highs, South Dakota has taken another look at expanding. On Aug. 4, the Game, Fish and Parks...
August 12, 2016 - 5:08pm
June 24, 2016
Official: Pheasant numbers to see 'slight increase' in 2016
Officials with the state Game, Fish & Parks Department are expecting a slight increase to pheasant populations this season, but spring rains...
June 24, 2016 - 5:16pm
June 23, 2016
Two Michigan men ordered to pay $1K for hunting deer in Brule County
CHAMBERLAIN — Two Michigan men were ordered to pay more than $1,000 and had their hunting licenses revoked for one year for hunting deer in Brule County without a license. James Thorne, 45, and Douglas Warsen, 53, of Middleville, Michigan, were each sentenced in January to two...
June 23, 2016 - 5:09pm
June 14, 2016
Wiltz: The why to when and where we hunt
Why do I hunt? I avoid philosophical views as much as possible, but there are times I can't seem to avoid it. Last week, I mentioned a visit with Andrew, my nephew, who resides in inner-city Chicago. Our worlds, views, and politics are as different as rural South Dakota and urban...
June 14, 2016 - 11:30pm
May 25, 2016
Pheasant season provides financial boost
Pheasant season keeps local businesses flying high as hunters spent $170.1 million across South Dakota last year, the highest total in three...
May 25, 2016 - 6:21pm
April 26, 2016
WILTZ: On South Dakota's scenery and hunting buffaloes
Have you ever felt like you wanted a change in scenery for a few days? After church on Sunday April 10, Betsy and I headed for the Black Hills. We took the scenic route by heading west on State Highway 44, crossing the Platte-Winner Bridge, turning north on Highway 47 at the Lone...
April 26, 2016 - 11:50pm
February 24, 2016
WILTZ: Pheasant hunting with .410-gauge pistols? I don't think so.
I just finished reading Red Notice, a compelling story of Russian politics by Bill Browder. This nonfiction expose' reveals the horrific corruption and brutality of the current Vladimir Putin regime. I'd call it "must" reading for anyone interested in current world affairs.
February 24, 2016 - 12:24am
February 23, 2016
GF&P seeking rise in turkey numbers
Turkey populations are lower than desired in nearly every county in South Dakota, according to a South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks official....
February 23, 2016 - 6:04pm
February 16, 2016
Fortunate only begins to describe life in SD
There was a time when I thought I'd scream if I ever watched another turkey hunt on an outdoor sports channel. I even gave up turkey hunting for a few years. But today, the interest is back, and I'm going to resume my turkey hunting if I draw a tag. April 9 is the season opener.
February 16, 2016 - 11:47pm
January 27, 2016
OUR VIEW: Guaranteed conservation is worth it for new fee
A new fee instituted on South Dakota's game licenses could generate much-needed funding to stabilize the future of hunting and fishing in our state. Kelly Hepler — secretary of South Dakota's Department of Game, Fish and Parks — said during a Pheasants Forever banquet...
January 27, 2016 - 12:23pm
January 19, 2016
OUR VIEW: Drop in youth license sales troubling
Troubling numbers show that fewer youths are hunting and fishing in South Dakota. According to the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks meeting on Friday, sales of hunting and fishing licenses to youths have been stagnant or declining in the last decade. A report at the...
January 19, 2016 - 12:03pm
January 5, 2016
Wiltz: I'm a proud grandpa after Sam's 'Big Eight'
Some big South Dakota deer were taken this past season. To date, the highest scoring deer was Austin Earley's Brookings County whitetail that...
January 5, 2016 - 11:39pm
December 28, 2015
GF&P plans to hire a contractor to collect deeper financial data
PIERRE — The state Game, Fish and Parks Department plans to pay a Florida company to study people's spending on outdoor recreation in South Dakota. The contract will be with Southwick Associates and will cost about $40,000, according to Scott Simpson, GF&P's information and...
December 28, 2015 - 3:31pm
November 17, 2015
OUR VIEW: State needs more game checkpoints
There are far too many poachers, and more needs to be done to prevent these people from intentionally committing these heinous acts. That's why we're proud of South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department's law enforcement agency for its recent work in our area. For 24 hours from...
November 17, 2015 - 4:16pm