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August 29, 2017
Wiltz: Wingshooting the world over
The following list of the world's 10 greatest bird hunts with No. 1 being the greatest of all was proposed a while back by an outdoor TV program. While the list is reasonably well done, I would omit No. 9, as it is contained in Nos. 7 and 8 and substitute a North Country ptarmigan...
August 29, 2017 - 10:54pm
August 22, 2017
Wiltz: Adventures at Isle Royale National Park
What I'm going to suggest today isn't for weenies, but it is for healthy families that relish the outdoors and possess a sense of adventure. I'm talking about Lake Superior's Isle Royale National Park. Tom, my son-in-law, and Sam, Grace and Gaby, three of my Wisconsin grandchildren,...
August 22, 2017 - 10:28pm
August 16, 2017
Wiltz: Good outdoorsmen have to be on their game
"To err is human....." As you know, Alexander Pope completed his above quote with the words, "To forgive divine." Like everything else, the world of hunters and fishermen is not without its errs. Some of these errs can be laughed at as time passes, and some end in tragedy. I've had...
August 16, 2017 - 12:45am
August 8, 2017
Wiltz: Chasing the thrill of hunting boars
During much of my life as a hunter, I held a not so enthusiastic view toward hunting "introduced" or non-indigenous game in their new, adopted environment. With my narrow viewpoint, I felt that if God didn't put them there, they didn't belong there.
August 8, 2017 - 11:05pm
August 2, 2017
Wiltz: A legendary bungled archery hunt
If I started rambling on today about Saxton Pope and Arthur Young, it may not ring a bell unless you are an archery hunter. Today, the record book and measuring system for recording trophy North American big-game animals taken with bow and arrow is named for Pope and Young. Many of...
August 2, 2017 - 10:05am
July 18, 2017
Wiltz: A dream of an outdoor TV show
Today, I am going to drift away from the real world and speculate on what could be right here in our own South Dakota. We are privileged to live in a very special place. Hopefully you will tolerate my attempt at creativity for one week. In my hometown Wagner Post, Wagner Area Growth...
July 18, 2017 - 10:49pm
July 11, 2017
Wiltz: What exactly was a mountain man?
A few weeks ago, a touch on the subject of mountain men generated much interest. I alluded to the 1972 Robert Redford movie, "Jeremiah Johnson," and mentioned that the movie was based on the novel "Mountain Man" by Vardis Fisher. In an effort to learn more about mountain men, I read...
July 11, 2017 - 9:30pm
July 4, 2017
Wiltz: Fishing and prairie dogs is a full SD day
Believe me, the South Dakota threshold to adventure is just a few steps away. After church on a recent Sunday morning, I climbed into my trusty Dodge Dakota and headed for Mitchell. Once in Mitchell, it took five minutes to transfer my gear to my friend Gordy's truck, and then we...
July 4, 2017 - 11:53pm
June 27, 2017
Wiltz: The need-to-know on SD's deer seasons
Finalizing the South Dakota 2017 hunting seasons appeared to be the primary agenda of the June 8 Department of Game, Fish, and Parks commissioners meeting in Oacoma. A wealth of relevant data was made available, and with this brief overview of the coming seasons, we'll have a good...
June 27, 2017 - 9:36pm
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