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Joint effort at Sand Lake hopes to feed more ducks

With the exception of a few brave souls, many ducks and geese have long since waved goodbye to the state in favor of warmer...

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...

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,...

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,...

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...

Peak Performance – Try these steps to maximize your turkey gun’s pattern potential

It's a fact that fishing is a rite of passage for most kids growing up in these parts, and I smile each time I...

South Dakota’s Early Fall Canada Goose Season Opens Saturday

As school starts and the calendar turns to September, many outdoorsmen and women eagerly turn their eyes toward the skies and fields as hunting...

Where to Use Nontoxic Shot on S.D. Public Lands

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

Why I Hunt Closing Day

—By Andrew Johnson I have a hard time ringing in the new year when the ball drops at midnight on New Year's Eve. As a...

2106 SD Pheasant Index Down 20 Percent

The unofficial, official start to the pheasant season occurred Sept. 1 when the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department released its annual pheasant...