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How Cold Water Affects Fish Behavior

By Ty Moos, SDGFP Resource Biologist All local fish species are poikilothermic ectotherms, a fancy scientific term describing cold-blooded animals with body temperatures that change...

The Fishing Line: Muskie misinformation

By Spencer Neuharth This winter, an online post in a Facebook group went viral among anglers and garnered hundreds of shares and comments. It showed...

SD/ND Fishing Tournament Listing, sponsored by Helm Marine

SOUTH DAKOTA June 10 Pollock: Annual Legion fishing tournament, West Pollock Rec Area — Contact: Wayne Hoffman, 605-439-3695 Pierre: McKie Ford Walleye Classic, Cow Creek Rec Area — Contact:...

Wild Dakota Girls Fight Cancer with Calendar

The fall of 2009 is one that I will never forget. Yes, there was Brett Favre’s arrival in Minneapolis and the resulting frenzy of football...

Giant Walleye Breaks ND’s 60-Year Fish Record

A 15-pound walleye caught on the Missouri River is the biggest ever caught in North Dakota. Neal Leier from Bismarck, N.D., was fishing May 18...

SDGFP has Programs Available to Help with Deer Damage

Staff reports Wildlife officials in South Dakota are concerned that recent bouts of deep snow and extreme temperatures have resulted in deer forming several large...

Life Lessons Learned from Hunting

By Mitchell CVB When I look at my dad’s collection of guns silently gathering dust, it brings back memories of crisp fall mornings, tired yawns...

Recapping Minnesota’s craziest month in fishing history

By Spencer Neuharth It’s to be expected that the “Land of 10,000 Lakes” is going to have more than a few fishing tales. July 2017...

SDGFP Continues Monitoring Deer Numbers in Northeastern South Dakota

By Jacquie Ermer, GFP Regional Wildlife Manager Staff from the state Game, Fish and Parks Department has been busy monitoring more than 200 white-tailed deer...

Turkey Talk: A Guide to a Turkey Vocabulary

Staff reports Wild turkeys use an assortment of vocalizations, and understanding how different calls are used in a turkey’s world can help you become a...