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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...

North Dakota Offering Limited Nonresident Any-Deer Bow Licenses

Staff reports The North Dakota Game and Fish Department will have 502 any-deer bow licenses available to nonresidents in 2018. Only 382 any-deer nonresident archery...

GFP Commission Adopts Proposal to Cube Preference Points

By Bob Mercer, American News Correspondent PIERRE – The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission gambled on the unknown during its January meeting in...

GFP Commission Proposes Additional Bighorn Unit

Staff reports During its January meeting in Pierre, the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission proposed establishing a new hunting unit for bighorn sheep...

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 Completes Fall Mule Deer Survey

Staff reports The North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s fall mule deer survey indicated fawn production in 2017 was lower than in 2016. Biologists counted 2,548...

Salmon spawn completed in North Dakota

Staff reports Fisheries crews in North Dakota have completed their annual salmon-spawning operation on the Missouri River system after collecting more than 2.5 million eggs. Dave...

Hunters Reminded to Follow Right-of-Way Hunting Rules

Staff reports Public-road rights of way are open for small-game and waterfowl hunting in South Dakota, but hunters need to remember the following rules: • No...

New Partnership Promotes Hunting in South Dakota

Staff reports South Dakota became the newest state chapter to join the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s Hunting Works for America program. Hunting Works For South Dakota...

Thoughts from the Treestand

By Jesse Kinder I have sat for hours in this big oak tree; it would sure be nice to get to go pee. I know for...