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Public wants Tripp-Delmont schools to stay
DWU, MTI graduates choose to stay in Mitchell for jobs, sense of community
Thomsen, founder of Trail King Industries, has died at 89
James Valley Community Center partnering with area organizations
Mayor: City needs 'clear map' to guide lake restoration
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
A spa in Burger King? A Taco Bell lounge? This is the future of fast food.
Pilot project aims for farm-friendly wetland preservation
Rare second set of triplets a surprise for ND rancher
Plaintiffs join suit challenging anti-corporate farming law
Rain in past week boosts soil moisture in South Dakota
Egg-laying chickens and eggs up in South Dakota
Athlete of the week: Kortan, Bon Homme hope to make noise in Class 9AA
Inaugural Kernel Bowl dubbed a success
Dakota State win adds fuel to football rivalry with Dakota Wesleyan
MCS volleyball faces season's challenge with youth
Kernel cheer and dance teams pumped for season
Marion man to celebrate 90th
Mitchell woman to celebrate 96 years
Weisser reunion to be held in Tripp
Strand birth announcement
Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary holds July meeting
Bernard "Barney" Metz
Stacy Rae Nedved
Alice Lorraine Palecek
Six fish species of state records set thus far in 2016
WILTZ: Cecil, Bullwinkle and the grizzly bears
North Dakota lowers mountain lion quota for first time
WILTZ: Some things we don't know bother me
Special August hunting season for Canada geese eliminated
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
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 13, 2016
A final word on our muzzleloader deer season
Two weeks ago, I alluded to my Antlerless Muzzleloader Deer tag that was good through Jan. 15. A Mitchell area reader inquired about the possibility of a buck that had already shed its antlers being shot. It's a very good question.
January 13, 2016 - 12:03am
January 7, 2016
'Rare' hunt leads to mountain lion shot near Platte
PLATTE -- In December, Brooks Koopal fulfilled his dream of successfully hunting a mountain lion — twice. “Them two hunts were by far the...
January 7, 2016 - 8:41am
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 31, 2015
Game biologist says pheasants available for season's finale
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — South Dakota's top pheasant biologist says hunters should still find plenty of roosters in fields this weekend as the state wraps up its 2015 pheasant hunting season. Travis Runia, upland game biologist with the Game, Fish and Parks Department, said officials...
December 31, 2015 - 11:40am
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