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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...

What to get the outdoorsman who has everything

I have a confession to make. I'm a hoarder. And, if you're as passionate about the outdoors as I am, chances are you're a hoarder,...

Nonmeandered panel has draft legislation, plans fourth meeting

— By Bob Mercer, American News correspondent, aberdeennews.com PIERRE — Another meeting June 2 is needed before proceeding to a special session, the Legislature’s task...

Blue Dog Lake State Fish Hatchery near Waubay ramping up its walleye, perch stocking...

It’s already been a busy spring for South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department fisheries workers as they’ve been collecting walleye and yellow perch...