Midday Mallards

By Tom Carpenter Leave it to a young hunter’s boundless optimism to help you learn something new about waterfowling. It was mid-October in the prairie pothole...

Take a Gander

By Andrew Johnson Editor, Outdoor Forum On a day with moderate crosswinds, do you think it’s easier to hear a goose call or see the motion...

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Closing the Gap

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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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