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Soybean yields slightly down in 2016 after record 2015
SD corn yields below record highs forecasted nationwide
New SDSU Swine Unit opens with dedication
Regents working with governor on a major research centers plan
GUEBERT: Little hope for farm bill.
SD college football preview: Nielson takes on old team in USD-WIU duel
Dordt sweeps Tigers in three sets
Mitchell's Brewster to join Tiger women's basketball
Catching up with former area athletes: Fossum, Juffer lead Coyotes into new swim season
Weidler's goal lifts DWU women to 1-0 win
Marcellina C. Weiss
Joseph F. Nesladek
Albertine "Tina" Anderst
GFP offers refunds on archery, youth and muzzleloader deer licenses
Mitchell native brings SDWF, Hunting Film Tour to town
The best of Wiltz: Nightmare on Erika Street
Captive pheasants make up one-fifth or more of SD harvest
GFP Commission refuses to break state laws over non-resident waterfowl hunting licenses
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
December 27, 2015
2 high school students hatching salmon eggs at home
SPEARFISH — Two high school students in western South Dakota are hatching Chinook salmon eggs at home in an experiment that could lead to an increase in survival rates of salmon eggs at fish hatcheries. Gretchen Blain and Hannah Neumiller, both juniors at Spearfish High School,...
December 27, 2015 - 4:08pm
December 22, 2015
Last call for pheasant season
With less than two weeks remaining for pheasant season, hunters are still buying licenses and hitting the fields. "We're seeing a lot of groups,...
December 22, 2015 - 7:59pm
November 9, 2015
Commission finalizes several spring hunting seasons
PIERRE — The state Game, Fish and Parks Commission has finalized several spring hunting seasons. This year's spring light goose conservation order runs Feb. 15 through May 4, beginning the day after the regular dark goose season closes. The spring light goose conservation order...
November 9, 2015 - 11:31pm