Curing the Mid-Ice Blues

By Cory Richardt Ice-fishing season across Minnesota, South Dakota and North Dakota can be cut into three phases. The early and late-ice periods are far...

Bonus Round

By Tyler French Ice fishermen are at a disadvantage because it can be hard to move around in the winter. We have to drill holes...

Night Moves

Ice-Rod Evolution

Farm Dogs

A Whitetail’s Winter

Going for the Gold

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7 bills pending on nonmeandered waters

By Bob Mercer, American News Correspondent PIERRE — Seven bills that deal with nonmeandered waters are pending in the South Dakota Legislature. As of Feb. 9,...

5 last-minute gift ideas for the outdoors enthusiast

With only a couple days before Christmas, the window to find a gift for the outdoorsmen or women in your life is quickly closing. If...

Passing on the pheasant hunting tradition

I remember my first pheasant. My father sent a note to the school principal asking for an “excused” absence so we could go pheasant hunting....

SDGFP’s new online tool is for the birds

In early August the state Game, Fish and Parks Department unveiled its updated, online version of the Breeding Bird Atlas. In a news release, GFP...

Duck populations holding steady despite dry conditions

Duck hunters received some good news earlier this week when the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released its annual report on the breeding duck population. DU regional biologist believes Dakota hunters should see a fall flight similar to last year.


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