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AgweekTV: Soil Your Undies
Drought conditions continue to improve in the Dakotas
As harvest gets underway, 2017 was problematic year for SD farmers
Harvest of South Dakota row crops continues to be slow
Cultivating new ideas: Farmers, entrepreneurs pushing the bounds of what can be grown and raised in northern Minnesota
Strength in numbers: Area schools continue to benefit from football co-ops
Wiggins, Towns lead Timberwolves past Jazz
Wheeler delivers decisive tally, Jets edge Wild
Verlander, Astros force decisive Game 7 vs. Yanks
Rubio, with facial hair galore, makes return trip to Minnesota
Award-winning ‘Over the Ocean’ is first-rate read
KIRK: Gratitude for the little country things
Fulton sisters celebrate 10 years of bow rehairing, restoration business
ACT’s ‘Mary Poppins’ wows audiences with vocals, dance scenes
Saddle making: Hobby turned full-time career
Paul M. Stahl
Alexa Nicole McKenzie
Anne J. Whipple
Mary Aileen Houwman
GROWING TOGETHER: Autumn checklist for putting yard and garden to bed
Caregivers may need to work to recover positive memories
Column: Where was God during the Vegas massacre?
Ride home opens door to life-changing kindness
LETTER: Fortunate our laws protect free speech
Wiltz: Fear is a learned emotion
Wiltz: Know your shotgun before hunting pheasants
Poor Dakotas pheasant seasons could impact states' economies
Tangled whitetails: 'Once-in-a-lifetime' memory to help save a deer
Wiltz: How much protection do bald eagles need?
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Paulson Five Generations
June 20, 2017
Wiltz: Could you have been a good mountain man?
Two weeks ago I unloaded some of my problems onto you when I lamented the shortcomings connected to my tremor. Fishing is difficult. I can't bait a hook, tie knots or unsnap a swivel. Though I should have kept these things to myself, that column precipitated an act of kindness that...
June 20, 2017 - 10:08pm
June 14, 2017
Wiltz: Dealing with out-of-state anglers
If there's one thing I've heard over the years more than anything else, it would be the ranting and complaining by my fellow South Dakota sportsmen about the legions of Iowans and Minnesotans who come to our state to fish. It's likened to a migration of blue license plates. The way...
June 14, 2017 - 12:44am
May 30, 2017
Wiltz: With outdoors trips, a Plan B is good
For you, I, and the thousands of hunters who recently applied for South Dakota elk hunting tags, we will soon learn whether or not we were successful. My partner, Doug, and I have 14 preference points for Black Hills tags. We would hunt the Custer area if we are successful in the...
May 30, 2017 - 10:05pm
May 16, 2017
Wiltz: The rundown on handgun hunting
The day would be overcast. There was just enough light on the eastern horizon to guide me, and it looked good — mild temperatures and nary a trace of wind. I headed south out of the hay yard and worked my way up the gradual incline. My destination was a bowl like impression,...
May 16, 2017 - 10:16pm
May 9, 2017
Wiltz: A list of favorite lures
If you're an angler who uses artificial lures, you have your favorites. If a group of us sat down together in hopes of compiling a list, we would not doubt mutually agree on some. There would also be some picks that were favorites of yours or mine alone. Today, we'll look at mine....
May 9, 2017 - 10:00pm
May 2, 2017
Wiltz: A few tweaks for SD deer management
A large group of interested people have worked tirelessly at hammering out an updated South Dakota Deer Management Plan. Our state Game, Fish,...
May 2, 2017 - 10:19pm
April 18, 2017
Wiltz: How big is too big for a bobcat?
I've been asked how my spring turkey hunting is going and I'll make a sorry confession. After getting a gobbler or two that rivaled an old inner...
April 18, 2017 - 10:39pm
April 11, 2017
Wiltz: Taking wildlife inventory after another SD winter
With the 2016-2017 winter behind us, I thought we'd take a look at how wildlife fared, both at home and around the country. I could be a bit premature. It was 1984 or 1985, but we had an April 12 blizzard that began with light snow on Sunday evening. I jokingly told the kids that...
April 11, 2017 - 9:27pm
April 4, 2017
Wiltz: Florida gators, but not the basketball version
In 44 years of column writing, I don't recall that I've ever touched on alligators. Today, that's about to change.
April 4, 2017 - 11:09pm
March 28, 2017
Wiltz: A fishing trip you might consider passing up
The past week was an eye opener for me as Betsy and I spent it on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. We made the trip with our daughter, Lisa, son-in-law, Rodney, granddaughter, Nichela, and grandson, Sam. Nichela and Sam were on spring break from college. In the past, Betsy and I had spent...
March 28, 2017 - 11:07pm
March 14, 2017
Wiltz: Writing a book has its rewards, challenges
As mentioned in the past, I'm in the process of writing a book I've called A Dakota Rod and Nimrod. As the title reveals, it is primarily a collection of hunting- and fishing-related stories. The book is comprised of three sections: The Dakota Scene, Beyond Dakota Borders, and People...
March 14, 2017 - 10:31pm
February 28, 2017
Wiltz: Conditions can help chances on mountain lion hunt
Ben Franklin said sometime to the effect that if we don't stand together, we'll fall separately. He might have been talking about hunters. We...
February 28, 2017 - 10:42pm
February 14, 2017
Wiltz: Excitement in elk hunting and ice fishing
About a month ago, my column dealt with Little Jane, a children's book character who preferred guns, archery equipment and elk hunting to dolls and girl things. I also praised Kim Rhode, an American female shotgunner, who has won medals in the last six Olympic Games. With reference...
February 14, 2017 - 11:08pm
January 4, 2017
Wiltz: The weight of heavy hunting
I am not a political analyst, and it is not my job to discuss politics. I will do my best to write about the outdoors, not politics, in this new year. Having said this, I want to deviate for a moment as there is a point I want to touch.
January 4, 2017 - 10:28am
December 21, 2016
Wiltz: A gift suggestion for the outdoors enthusiast
Just before the Thanksgiving weekend Christmas shopping got underway, there was a story in the paper about how much the average adult spends on Christmas gifts. I was shocked. People are far more generous than I imagined. Then it went on to talk about how much people spent on themselves...
December 21, 2016 - 10:14am