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Rub Line: Rubs, scrapes and licking branches

— By Dana R. Rogers Deer communicate via scent dispersion quite a bit, primarily through rubs, scrapes and licking branches. Rubs, particularly large hub-type signpost rubs,...

Rub Line: Glassing saves time.

By Dana R. Rogers — Using binoculars and a spotting scope to locate target animals is very important when hunting in an open-country setting. Hunting...

Rub Line: Careful what you wish …

By Dana R. Rogers In early May I was driving along listening to the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission meeting on my way...

The Rub Line: Deer focus groups and GFP Commission engagement.

By Dana R. Rogers The legislative season has come to a close at the state level, but that doesn’t mean issues relating to sportsmen and...

Rub Line: SDGFP focus group and changes

By Dana R. Rogers The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department is currently taking a hard look at how it manages various social issues...

The Rub Line: Social change is coming

By Dana R. Rogers For the past year and a half, hundreds of South Dakota deer hunters have been involved and interested in possible changes...

The Rub Line: Thoughts on elk.

By Dana R. Rogers September took so long to get here, and now it’s already slipped away like grains of sand through my fingers. September...

When water is in short supply, provide it

By Dana R. Rogers Most areas of the Dakotas are experiencing severe to extreme drought conditions. Crops and grasslands have been severely impacted, and so...

The Rub Line: Engaging on deer management

By Dana R. Rogers Over the past 10 months or so, concerned South Dakota deer hunters, landowners and personnel from the South Dakota Game, Fish...

The Rub Line: Application and map strategies

By Dana R. Rogers They say hope springs eternal, and, with that in mind, no other time of the year is more important to big-game...