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DWU research team looks at connections in air pollution to the brain
State of South Dakota provides additional information on proposed Spearfish Canyon State Park
Miner Co. pipeline sites vandalized
FRA mum on cause of Scotland train derailment from a year ago
Avera leaving Sanford Health Plan
AgweekTV: Ethanol Plant Tour
GUEBERT: Little hope for farm bill.
SD Soybean Council elects new leadership, welcomes new board member
Corn crop showing good progress in South Dakota
Gregory co-op called regulatory success
Presho farmer pushes for farmer lien rights
Area football roundup: Gregory stifles Blackhawks
No. 2 Kernels smash Patriots 28-7
Kernel girls tennis take second at ESD
Kernels earn road win at Yankton
Lee leads Parkston with his putter
Heartland Quilt Guild holds September meeting
Mitchell Toastmasters hold Sept. 8 meeting
Couple wed in June 8 ceremony
Mitchell woman celebrates 80th birthday
Donald L. Ehlers
Mabel V. Koehler
A new meaning for the word 'roundabout'
OUR VIEW: Understaffed sheriff's offices concerning for future
Undoing historical wrongs to our Native American citizens
Avoiding the temptation to throw mud
Don't wait to make the call
EHD causing high whitetails casualties
WILTZ: Mayflies for dinner? The fish become gluttonous!
Fall turkey hunting licenses still available in North Dakota
A couple of shotgun experts find out what they’ve been missing in mourning dove hunting
Plenty of ducks, fewer hunters
March 4, 2016
South Dakota wildlife officials propose more elk licenses
PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota's elk numbers are on the rise, and so might be the number of hunting licenses. The Game, Fish and Parks Department is asking the Game, Fish and Parks Commission to raise the number of elk licenses in all but one of the state's elk hunting seasons. Regional...
March 4, 2016 - 12:33pm
February 24, 2016
State accepting reservations for Memorial Day weekend
PIERRE (AP) — Saturday is the first day that people can reserve South Dakota campsites and cabins for Memorial Day weekend. The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department says reservations for a May 27 arrival can be made by calling 1-800-710-2267 or going online to CampSD.com...
February 24, 2016 - 11:37am
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
OPINION: Expanding outdoor opportunities in Spearfish Canyon
Over the last few months, the Spearfish Canyon Foundation has been working with the state Game, Fish and Parks Department to acquire a beautiful property from Homestake Mining Company. Within just a few weeks the Foundation will donate funds to Game, Fish and Parks for the purchase...
February 16, 2016 - 12:14am
February 10, 2016
Bill could bring handguns to pheasant hunting
One South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department official hopes a bill to allow handguns to hunt game birds is shot down in committee. Tony Leif,...
February 10, 2016 - 9:09pm
February 9, 2016
Knowing the lay of the land for tag draws
I've never really done much of what I'm going to talk about today, but I do have a hunter friend who is constantly "rolling the dice," so to speak. I'm talking about Jerry Hnetynka. I would guess that he has been applying for various hunting licenses for the past 45 years. Like South...
February 9, 2016 - 11:38pm
February 8, 2016
Non-trophy bison hunting season begins at Custer State Park
SPEARFISH (AP) — The non-trophy bison hunting season has begun at Custer State Park. Though it typically takes place in the fall during the annual Buffalo Roundup, this year's non-trophy season began Jan. 25. The non-trophy hunt is mean to remove excess cows and bulls from the herd....
February 8, 2016 - 12:04pm
February 2, 2016
Silencers, weatherizing firearms, and one of the greatest sporting rifle ever built
The most important thing going on in my life right now relates to my wife Betsy's latest fall. She broke her femur just below the screws and hardware that are part of a hip replacement. It will be nurse Roger and therapy for a few months. I can write about grizzly bears and crocodiles,...
February 2, 2016 - 10:47pm
Tripp Co. landowners receive most help against deer in 2015
Deer cost South Dakota more than $200,000 last year, and Tripp County in the south-central part of the state led the charge. The South Dakota...
February 2, 2016 - 5:14pm
January 29, 2016
Officials hoping to break down habitat options
Education in conservation. About four months after Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced Habitat Pays, a one-stop shop for property owners looking to transition land to wildlife habitat, some state Game, Fish and Parks Department officials are trying to increase awareness about the site...
January 29, 2016 - 11:10am
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 26, 2016
Grizzly bears deserve some planning ahead
Those of us who ever took a general psychology class probably remember Ivan Pavlov's dog. Through classical conditioning, the dog was taught...
January 26, 2016 - 11:46pm
January 25, 2016
Hepler: Game licenses could have more fees
In the future, it may become more expensive to obtain game licenses in South Dakota. South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Secretary Kelly Hepler...
January 25, 2016 - 9:16am
January 20, 2016
Sioux Falls officers to kill up to 75 deer over next month
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Officers with the Sioux Falls police department will hunt and take up to 75 deer over the next month in an effort to curb the city's deer population and reduce property damage. The police department says the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks has...
January 20, 2016 - 4:35pm
Don't ever look for me in Dallas
After hearing about my "Revenant" deer last week, or the deer that came to life, got up and ran away, you might be wondering if Jerry and I returned to that abandoned farm house for a second go round. We didn't. On the morning of Jan. 11th, I had a cataract removed from my left eye....
January 20, 2016 - 12:01am