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Harrisburg principal shot in 2015 brings positive message to Scotland
Crime Stoppers offers $500 for information on Mitchell kidnapping, robbery suspect
State panel is set to consider funding three airport projects
Menno man sustains no injuries in Wednesday crash that killed 78-year-old
Colome man pleads guilty to soliciting sex from minor
Davison County receives Gold Level award
Samsung scraps Galaxy Note 7 over fire concerns
CorTrust Bank ALM Community Foundation awards grants
Bass Pro Shops hooks Cabela's in $5.5 billion deal
AgweekTV: Ethanol Plant Tour
New SDSU Swine Unit opens with dedication
Regents working with governor on a major research centers plan
GUEBERT: Little hope for farm bill.
SD Soybean Council elects new leadership, welcomes new board member
Corn crop showing good progress in South Dakota
Byers leads Class A pack into the state meet
Kernels put away pesky Bobcats in five sets
Bono, Kocers aiming high for SDSU wrestling this season
Area volleyball roundup: Thunder drop Golden Eagles in prep volleyball
Platte-Geddes takes second place at state dance
Mitchell woman celebrates 80th birthday
Former Mitchell man celebrates 80th birthday
Parkston woman celebrates 90th birthday
Alexandria man marks 90th birthday
Mitchell woman marks 80th birthday
Floyd "Buddy" Brodkorb
Irene Marie Ryan
Just another day in the old neighborhood
LETTER: What has Congress done about farm prices?
LETTER: Hillary is not most qualified for president
LETTER: An election season lesson
Livestock's bleak industrial future
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
August 2, 2016
WILTZ: Time waits for no one
Over the years, I feel that I've done a reasonably good job as a public speaker. Engagements have ranged from graduation addresses and athletic banquets to community foundation nights, conventions and church congregations. One in particular stands out in my mind. It was very evident...
August 2, 2016 - 11:16pm
Annual SD pheasant brood survey routes underway
BEADLE COUNTY — Pheasants, both adult birds and chicks, were speckled on the edge of a harvested wheat field. Nearly 40 birds were counted...
August 2, 2016 - 2:36pm
July 26, 2016
Archery training in SD schools continues to grow
PIERRE — The National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) sponsored by the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks currently has 281 schools trained in the program with around 20,000 students participating each year. GF&P hosts an eight hour safety and proficiency...
July 26, 2016 - 11:49pm
WILTZ: An ode to Pittsburgh and learning about Lake Erie's walleyes
My wife Betsy and I, with the help of Lisa, our middle daughter, have fallen into an annual summer routine of following the Chicago Cubs to a city we haven't visited in the past. On Friday morning, July 8, we left Mount Horeb, Wisconsin, and headed for Pittsburgh. Prior to that, we...
July 26, 2016 - 11:48pm
July 25, 2016
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
BRAINERD, Minn. -- In this week’s Northland Outdoors TV episode, host Bret Amundson and the crew visited Saskatchewan’s great Tazin Lake...
July 25, 2016 - 4:25pm
July 19, 2016
WILTZ: Thinking about great whites and a trip to Hilton Head
Laurie Dawn, our oldest child, turned 50 earlier this year. In thinking about her milestone, it brought back memories. Some of my fondest included teaching her and her sister to swim and dive in one afternoon at the Huron city pool. There were camping trips with the old boat in which...
July 19, 2016 - 11:43pm
July 18, 2016
How has the past affected today's outdoors heritage?
BRAINERED, Minn.—In this week's episode of Northland Outdoors TV, we travel to the western Minnesota "lake that speaks" to learn about...
July 18, 2016 - 10:05am
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
July 1, 2016
GF&P increasing efforts to band Canada geese
MINER COUNTY — With his scratched arms cradled around the lively, belly-up bird, Rocco Murano clenched his pliers down on a shiny, new...
July 1, 2016 - 5:20pm
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 11, 2016
One big catch, a second state record: Manning shoots state record smallmouth buffalo
After years of coming close, Tyler Manning finally did it. The 25-year-old Mitchell native had come close to shooting the smallmouth buffalo...
June 11, 2016 - 12:41am
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