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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...

SD conservation, outdoor recreation programs can tap as much as $18.2M

State wildlife agencies across the nation received a financial shot in the arm Tuesday when the U.S. Department of the Interior announced more than...

GFP hopes for a pheasant revival in SD

By Bob Mercer, American News Correspondent PIERRE — A South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department official delivered a 32-slide presentation March 2 on the...

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....