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Pheasant Fest a success, but conservation efforts need to keep evolving at the local...

By Andrew Johnson, Editor of Outdoor Forum Pheasants Forever's National Pheasant Fest and Quail Classic drew 28,868 people to Sioux Falls last weekend, far exceeding...

7 bills pending on nonmeandered waters

By Bob Mercer, American News Correspondent PIERRE — Seven bills that deal with nonmeandered waters are pending in the South Dakota Legislature. As of Feb. 9,...

5 last-minute gift ideas for the outdoors enthusiast

With only a couple days before Christmas, the window to find a gift for the outdoorsmen or women in your life is quickly closing. If...

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.

Summer Training Camp for Gun Dogs

With the mourning dove and early Canada goose hunting seasons opening in less than a month, the window of time hunters have to ensure...

Fishing maps still have their place in today’s high-tech angling world

Although the advent of digital fishing technology has anglers more plugged in than ever, an old standby still guides plenty of them as they...

Registration closes Saturday for annual SD Walleye Classic in Akaska

The annual South Dakota Walleye Classic and Festival is July 20-23 in Akaska. The two-day fishing tournament, which is now part of the Northern Oahe...

Crappies, cigars and fishing with Dad

Fishing is a rite of passage for most kids growing up in these parts, and I smile each time I see kids riding bikes...