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Details emerge on president's calls to Gold Star families
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Former Sisseton-Wahpeton tribal executives sent to prison for embezzling
New corn sculpture placed at Sixth and Main in Palace plaza
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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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Hill-Zens five generations
Mitchell man arrested for suffocating woman to death
July 12, 2016
WILTZ: Catching catfish and old dogs like myself
That adage about old dogs not being able to learn new tricks isn't true — at least for this old dog. I'm talking about catfish. I've enjoyed some great fishing for cats over the years, particularly in the tailrace or "fast water" beneath the Fort Randall Dam, or with bait including...
July 12, 2016 - 11:46pm
July 5, 2016
WILTZ: Dependence on technology has gone too far for this angler
We are going to talk about some "outdoor" shopping today. A few years ago I opened a can of worms when I asked, "What is the better buy—One $100 reel or two $50 reels?" The question inspired much reader interest. Both sides have good arguments, and the question was never satisfactorily...
July 5, 2016 - 11:49pm
June 28, 2016
OPINION: Predator hunters and their competitive events
I had just climbed out of the pickup when a second pickup pulled up alongside me. We were parked in front of the gun shop in Cross Plains, Wisconsin, just west of Madison. "Hello, Lucky!" called out the driver of the second vehicle. "I know I'm lucky, but why am I lucky?" I asked....
June 28, 2016 - 11:18pm
June 21, 2016
Wiltz: A bucket list and catching an afflicted fish
I don't know Ted Takasaki personally, but I do know he gained notoriety as a successful walleye angler. He also writes an occasional outdoor column for the Sioux Falls Argus Leader. He recently penned a fishing bucket list column and included some of the waters he has already fished,...
June 21, 2016 - 11:23pm
June 14, 2016
Wiltz: The why to when and where we hunt
Why do I hunt? I avoid philosophical views as much as possible, but there are times I can't seem to avoid it. Last week, I mentioned a visit with Andrew, my nephew, who resides in inner-city Chicago. Our worlds, views, and politics are as different as rural South Dakota and urban...
June 14, 2016 - 11:30pm
June 7, 2016
The good and bad that can get ugly
A few weeks ago I spent the better part of a pleasant day with my nephew, Andrew, in Chicago. Andrew's world is a whole different universe than mine, and when he said, "Uncle Roger, do you enjoy going out and killing animals?", he really gave me something to think about. The answer...
June 7, 2016 - 10:18pm
June 1, 2016
The ins and outs of handguns and concealed carry
Handguns and the ammunition to feed them may currently be the hottest selling goods in America. It's not just a "man" thing. Women are serious buyers. Though self-defense is a factor, recreational shooting is very popular. Handgun hunting is growing in popularity, and many handguns...
June 1, 2016 - 12:00am
May 26, 2016
WILTZ: On egg farms and SD's underappreciated fighting fish
During the past year, I've written about wind turbines, pipelines, and livestock confinement units. Were it not for a growing population with a gluttonous appetite for food and energy, there might be easier answers to these issues. As it is, all sides have reasonable arguments.
May 26, 2016 - 12:20am
May 17, 2016
WILTZ: What's for dinner? Something new
How receptive are you to eating wild game? Most of us would probably fall into a "shades of gray" category. A recent experience has left me wondering exactly where I am on the gray scale.
May 17, 2016 - 11:47pm
May 10, 2016
WILTZ: World of hunting trips not immune to change
Recent changes in the world of hunting have affected some of the places I've been. Another touches my recently booked British Columbia moose hunt.
May 10, 2016 - 11:41pm
May 3, 2016
This book taught me more than I garnered in a year of college
Occasionally I read a book I just have to talk about, and Peter Aughton's Endeavor is such a work. Aughton chronicled Capt. James Cook's initial three year around the world expedition that included the discovery and limited exploration of Australia. Cook set sail on the HMS Endeavor...
May 3, 2016 - 11:47pm
April 26, 2016
WILTZ: On South Dakota's scenery and hunting buffaloes
Have you ever felt like you wanted a change in scenery for a few days? After church on Sunday April 10, Betsy and I headed for the Black Hills. We took the scenic route by heading west on State Highway 44, crossing the Platte-Winner Bridge, turning north on Highway 47 at the Lone...
April 26, 2016 - 11:50pm
April 20, 2016
WILTZ: Preparing one's mind and body for the big hunt
In early October, hunting partner Mike Hall and I will head to British Columbia for a moose hunt. We plan to drive. Other than experiencing some incredible landscape, we will be able to take home our moose meat if either or both of us are successful. We will also be able to avoid...
April 20, 2016 - 12:13am
April 13, 2016
Let's take a look at our Game, Fish & Parks commissioners
As you probably know, our eight South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks commissioners are appointed by our governor to four-year terms. I have sometimes wondered about our GF&P commissioners. Are their appointments political favors? Are they themselves fishermen, hunters and campers? Do their...
April 13, 2016 - 1:33am
April 5, 2016
WILTZ: More than 50 years worth of fishing tips
I've recently encouraged you to chase walleyes beneath the Fort Randall Dam or the Big Bend Dam with a jig and minnow. While the stretch between Chamberlain and Fort Thompson was good advice, the action at Randall has been almost non-existent. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has...
April 5, 2016 - 11:29pm