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SDGFP Commission Finalizes Spring Turkey Season

PIERRE, S.D. — The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission finalized the 2019 spring turkey hunting season which included the removal of...

Pheasanomics: Closing in on a milestone

— By John Pollmann When South Dakota’s pheasant season kicks off Oct. 20, it will mark the 100th opening day in the state’s history. Much...

Aberdeen Man Drops into the Duck Call Business

— By Andrew Johnson, Editor If you walk into a sporting goods store, the sheer number of duck and goose calls can be overwhelming. It’s...

She’s All That: Modern-day women warriors

By Amber Johnson — We are living at a point in time with so much technology and so many amenities that it leaves little room...

Pheasanomics: Community-based habitat access program goes live in Brule and Lyman counties

By Jessica Downey, PF Farm Bill Biologist — Exciting things are happening in south-central South Dakota, where the first Brule/Lyman County community-based habitat access program...

Get Your Ducks in a Row

By John Pollmann — Every waterfowl hunter likely has a season similar to the one I experienced last fall. In a nutshell, it wasn’t good,...

Akaska making a name for itself in the fishing world

The green sign marking the city limits of Akaska boldly claims a population of 52. That number of permanent residents sounds about right to...

Blue Dog State Fish Hatchery stocks record number of walleye fingerlings across SD

PIERRE, S.D. — Consistent warm weather this spring led to the high survival of newly hatched fish at Blue Dog State Fish Hatchery near...

New volunteer program aims to clean up waterways

The Game, Fish and Parks Department is hoping a new program will help keep lakes and rivers free of litter in an ongoing effort...

Capture-and-Collar Deer Study Collecting Valuable Survival Data

For the last few years the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department has been capturing and fitting whitetail deer from local herds with...