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U.S. pipeline regulator raises penalties for safety violations
'Shaving cats?!' Virginia police probe seven pet abductions
Ag advisor offers his take on Trump and farmers
Legislative task force meets about non-meandered waters
Mitchell magistrate judge appointed to SD's Fourth Circuit Court
Uber expects flying taxis to take off in 2020
Could Apple buy Disney? Wall Street revives rumor of potential mega-deal
Caribou Coffee-owner JAB Holdings to buy bakery chain Panera Bread in biggest-ever U.S. restaurant deal
Office supplies retailer Staples explores sale
Apparel chain Bebe Stores to explore strategic alternatives
Ag advisor offers his take on Trump and farmers
Cool temperatures could delay planting
Ag groups urge Trump to stick with NAFTA
Farm bill stalwarts say money 'will be hard to come by'
SD ranchers loss nearly $100 per cow in 2016
NFL commissioner may consider marijuana for players' health reasons
Bird resigns as Pacers president of basketball operations
An emotional night for NFL's first-round picks
UPDATE: Browns take pass rusher at No. 1 in NFL draft, Bears pull surprise at No. 2 with QB pick
Tigers drop a pair against Morningside College
Blooming beauty: How to freshen up hair and makeup for spring
'The Cemetery Club' handles the topic of grief with care
Couple plans March wedding
Colome man marks 90th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrated 85 years
Teresa Marie Potter
Robert A. Aulner
Linda K. Hunter
Patrick James O'Bryan
Phillips: Kindness fills the memory of flood survivor
LETTER: Public Service Recognition week is coming up
LETTER: Slyter for SDRS board
LETTER: Let's protect our water
LETTER: Save our water: Uranium mining doesn't make economic sense
Wiltz: Make our walleyes great again?
Wiltz: How big is too big for a bobcat?
Trespassing or not? State's attorneys weigh in on non-meandered waters
Wiltz: Taking wildlife inventory after another SD winter
Seed day popular again for Pheasant Country chapter
John and Shirley Kangas
Elwin and Rosalie Hohn
Jeanne (Callies) Lindell
January 30, 2014
SD committee backs dog use in mountain lion hunts
PIERRE (AP) — A South Dakota House committee has endorsed a measure that would allow hunters to use dogs to hunt mountain lions outside the Black Hills. Current law leaves it up to the state Game, Fish and Parks Commission to decide whether hounds can be used to hunt mountain...
January 30, 2014 - 8:15pm
January 3, 2014
2014 SD mountain lion season off to a slow start
Four lions killed since season opened Dec. 26 reflects lower lion population, Game, Fish & Parks official says.
January 3, 2014 - 8:20am
December 29, 2013
First mountain lion kill an 87-pound female
RAPID CITY (AP) — The first kill of the South Dakota mountain lion hunting season was an 87-pound female lion in Lawrence County. KOTA television reports that the first kill was made on Friday, a day after the season opened. The season runs through March, unless a harvest...
December 29, 2013 - 10:55pm
December 27, 2013
Snow helps Black Hills mountain lion hunters, GF&P
RAPID CITY (AP) — A snow cover in the Black Hills should help mountain lion hunters and the biologists who manage the big cat population. The...
December 27, 2013 - 2:05pm
December 25, 2013
Black Hills mountain lion season is open
RAPID CITY (AP) — The Black Hills mountain lion season opens Thursday. The season for the Black Hills Fire Protection District is open through March 31 unless a harvest limit of 75 mountain lions or 50 female mountain lions is reached at an earlier date. All mountain lions...
December 25, 2013 - 10:37pm
Feral cats pose threat to Black Hills birds, lions
By The Rapid City Journal RAPID CITY (AP) — Feral cats roaming Black Hills communities present more than just a question of how to reduce their numbers humanely. The wild cats have long-reaching consequences for native species large and small. The list of animals that are...
November 25, 2013 - 3:57pm
November 7, 2013
Outside study prompts changes at GF&P
State wildlife officials respond to big-game management review.
November 7, 2013 - 7:18am
October 3, 2013
GF&P faces big-game review report and holds public hearing on lions
By Bob Mercer State Capitol Bureau SPEARFISH — The first two hours of the state Game, Fish and Parks Commission’s meeting Thursday...
October 3, 2013 - 6:08am
September 25, 2013
Mountain lion photographed at night near Oahe Dam
PIERRE (AP) — A trail camera has confirmed a report of a mountain lion near Oahe Dam north of Pierre. The state Game, Fish and Parks Department says the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers camera photographed the big cat passing through an undeveloped natural area below the Missouri...
September 25, 2013 - 7:52pm
August 27, 2013
Rural Rapid City residents worried about mountain lion
RAPID CITY (AP) — Residents of a canyon area just outside the Rapid City limits are pressing for state wildlife officials to remove a mountain lion they say has killed a deer and dozens of cats, but the Game, Fish and Parks Department says its hands are tied. Linda Eddy said...
August 27, 2013 - 3:53pm
August 4, 2013
SD agency sets mountain lion hunting season
ABERDEEN (AP) -- South Dakota wildlife officials have set the hunting season for mountain lions. The Aberdeen American News reported the state Game, Fish and Parks Commission voted unanimously open the mountain lion season from Dec. 26 to March 31, 2014. The 2014 season would allow...
August 4, 2013 - 11:41pm
June 13, 2013
Wade Musick pleads guilty
Mitchell resident Wade Musick entered a guilty plea and paid a $120 fine in a Pennington County court Tuesday on a misdemeanor charge that he illegally used dogs to hunt mountain lions. Musick was not present at the hearing, but was represented by Spearfish attorney Matthew Kinney,...
June 13, 2013 - 6:34am
April 23, 2013
3 headed to trial in SD mountain lion hunting case
RAPID CITY (AP) -- Two men accused of killing a mountain lion after it had been treed by hounds near Hill City in western South Dakota have pleaded not guilty. Seventy-one-year-old James Jucht, of Sioux Falls, and 63-year-old David Terveen, of Emery, are scheduled for trial July...
April 23, 2013 - 4:28pm
April 17, 2013
Trial set in Musick mountain lion case
RAPID CITY -- A Mitchell man accused of illegally using dogs to hunt a mountain lion in February in Pennington County is scheduled to stand trial before a judge in June. Wade Musick, 41, was ticketed for illegally using dogs to hunt lions, a misdemeanor with a maximum punishment...
April 17, 2013 - 6:30pm
April 6, 2013
Custer State Park could see more elk as result of lion hunt
WINNER -- John Kanta, the regional wildlife supervisor for western South Dakota, delivered some good news Friday to the state Game, Fish and...
April 6, 2013 - 7:27am