They can be big, bad and ugly and found lurking on the bottom of just about every body of water in the upper Midwest.
I know most of you have heard that 10% of the water holds 90% of the fish and I know this for a fact, as many times while out fishing, I know I have spent too much time fishing that 90% of the water that did not hold fish.
If you grew up in northeastern South Dakota as I did, the first fish you tangled with and probably lost was the northern pike, the Sioux River just a block from our home and numerous other bodies of water in the Glacial Lakes area had excellent northern numbers.
PIERRE — South Dakota fisheries biologists are voiding the state’s oldest record fish, a channel catfish caught by Roy Groves in 1949. The record will be opened due to a seventy year old fish misidentification.
If you are from Northeastern South Dakota and listen to Team Outdoorsmen Adventures Don Fjerstad’s KWAT Outdoors Radio show every Thursday, you’ve heard this Legend in the Outdoors.
This is the second in our “Legends in the Outdoors” columns. This week we highlight the life of our good friend the late Jim McDonnell, of Royal, Iowa.
The Tom turkey, the gobbler are on the run in the spring keeping very busy, strutting, and doing their best to impress the ladies, fighting off other Toms who try to cut into their action and to doing all the other things turkeys do.
PIERRE — Beginning in April, the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) will launch a series of Live Trapping 101 classes to provide education on trapping wildlife; primarily nest predators like red fox, striped skunk, badgers, raccoons and opossums.
I would probably upset a few anglers if I were to not mention panfish such as the bluegill in the fish series I’ve been writing, as bluegill are another of those fish that has quite a following.
As the hunters neared the center of the field, several birds came up out of the cover, Micah Likness (Yankton) as well as others, yelled “Rooster”, allowing those hunters on either side and those blocking know that they were shootable birds.
Thank God, we had some nice weather locally, between those subzero temperatures and the cold this week, it’s not the best weather, but, as long as the wind doesn’t blow and we have some sunshine, it doesn’t seem that bad.
It’s that time of the year, when the gun and sport shows are in full swing; and I like to hit as few of them on the weekends. There are some great deals at many of the Gun shows and at the Sport shows you’ll have an opportunity to talk with outfitters and guides with many of them having grea…
Hunting deer is one of the more popular big game animals and the reason for this is simple; they are located throughout the Americas. They are very adaptable and living in close proximity to where we live and at times depending on the terrain, may live not far from your dwelling.
I have been involved in the outdoors since I was a youngster growing up in Watertown, S.D. and over the years, I have found that spending time in the outdoors becomes much more precious to me.
LINCOLN, Neb. — The Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018, more widely known as the Farm Bill, will increase overall funding for conservation programs in Nebraska.
My Mepps Aglia Long in-line spinner dropped into the fast moving water below Gavin’s Point Dam. To avoid becoming snagged up in the rocks, I held my rod trip high, reeling as quickly as I could as I retrieved the lure back downstream in the direction of my boat.