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SDGFP Commission OKs Use of Trail Cameras Year-Round

BROOKINGS — People could keep trail cameras operating year-round in South Dakota on land owned, leased or controlled by the state Game, Fish and...

Fishing rules less restrictive in 2019

— By Mark Ermer, Northeast Area Fisheries Supervisor for South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks. On Jan. 1, several substantial changes to fishing regulations will...

Stakeholders convene to draft deer management plan

A group of 27 citizen stakeholders has been asked by the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department to help advise in the development...

SDGFP app is a one-stop shop for those who love the outdoors

We left off the second part of this series in the August waterfowl issue when Gauge, a yellow Lab I brought home in early...

SDGFP Commission Finalizes 2016 Deer Seasons

At its recent meeting in Watertown, S.D., on June 2-3, the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission finalized the state’s deer seasons. Below...

Shed hunting is for the dogs

Although deer hunting seasons wrapped up a few weeks ago with the close of archery season, the search for shed antlers is just picking...

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...

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...

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...

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...