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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:...

South Dakota Deer Population Growing Slower than Expected

Associated Press PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — State wildlife officials say South Dakota’s deer population isn’t growing as fast they would like. Andy Lindbloom, senior big-game biologist...

GFP Transitioning to Paperless Applications for Select Seasons

Staff reports The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department announced it will not print its standard run of paper applications for paddlefish, spring turkey...

North Dakota Deer Hunting Licenses up for 2nd Straight Year

By BLAKE NICHOLSON Associated Press BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota will issue more fall deer hunting licenses for a second straight year, though only...

NDGF Completes Fall Mule Deer Survey

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...

NDGF Announces Habitat Projects Designed for Wildlife

Staff reports The North Dakota Game and Fish Department is partnering with the U.S Department of Agriculture to provide landowners with options to enroll acreage...

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...

The Dos and Don’ts of Catch and Release

Minnesota DNR Stories of multiple anglers catching the same fish are more than fishing lore — they’re the real result of anglers practicing catch-and-release fishing....

Patterned Your Turkey Gun Lately?

Staff reports Whether it’s a new gun, a new shell or a new choke, several factors can affect your turkey gun’s performance. 1. Your gun’s point...

South Dakota Pheasant Hunters Should See More Birds This Fall

According to the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department, this year’s pheasant brood survey shows a 47 percent increase over last year. The...