• By Gary Howey Hartington, Neb.
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We arrived in Webster, South Dakota the afternoon before we were to be on the ice and spent a leisurely afternoon eating lunch at Perebooms and stopping at Sportsman’s Cove to see where the best bite was and what baits the anglers were using.

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  • By Gary Howey Hartington, Neb.
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The red line below my tungsten jig on my Vexilar locator rose up from the bottom slowly indicating a fish was moving up to my bait. Peering down into the clear water, I could see the perch moving up to the same level as my jig.

  • By Gary Howey Hartington, Neb.
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With all of the meteorologists in the area predicting heavy snow and wind, and not sure where the blizzard would hit while predictions up to fifteen inches of snow, I did not want to miss my flight from Sioux Falls to Las Vegas for the SHOOTING HUNTING and OUTDOOR TECHNOLOGY, the SHOT Show.

  • By Gary Howey & Josh Anderson Hartington, Neb.
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Turkey hunters like myself, are already thinking about our Spring Gobbler hunt, and it is not very long before the spring turkey season will be upon us. If you are like many of us die-hard turkey hunters like me, you probably are counting the days.

  • By Gary Howey, Josh Anderson & Mitchell Sudbeck Hartington, Neb.
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With the weather as cold as it is, you may not be thinking about food plots and minerals licks. When in fact, this is the perfect time to think about them as this is the time of the year when it may be too cold to go ice fishing or calling predators, yet it is the perfect time to go on line …

  • By Gary Howey Hartington, Neb.
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Every year as the pheasant season progresses, pheasants become harder to locate and to get close enough for a decent shot. 

  • By Gary Howey Hartington, Neb.
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The sport of ice fishing has really changed a lot from when I started ice fishing as a kid back in Watertown, South Dakota.

  • By Gary Howey Hartington, Neb.
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I know it is hard to believe, but its December and the time of the when people really start to think seriously about ice fishing.

  • By Gary Howey Hartington, Neb.
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As a kid growing up in northeast South Dakota, my friends and I would pursue what we thought was big game that inhabited the thickets and woodlot along the Sioux River, the Wily Wabbit.

  • By Josahan Jaime-Santa Cruz NFAA Easton Archery Center
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Winter is coming but the weather is still giving us some beautiful days this December. We know there are still hunters out there waiting for the monster buck to walk by their tree stand. Our outdoor 3D range is still set up for you to fine-tune your equipment to execute the perfect shot! For…

  • By Gary Howey Hartington, Neb.
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Lady, Gary Kubicek’s lab worked out in front of us as did some of Joel Vasek’s dogs and by the way, they were acting, we had better be ready as they were on a bird.

  • By Gary Howey Hartington, Neb.
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On a recent trip, I stopped at a cafe and sat down with a group of locals having coffee. Not long after I sat down, the main topic of our conversation turned to hunting and how it changed over the years.

  • By Gary Howey Hartington, Neb.
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It was opening day of the Nebraska rifle deer season that found me setting on a terrace in a pasture, armed, not with my rifle, even though I had permit, but with my camera.

  • By Gary Howey Hartington, Neb.
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As I walked from the log cabin, the calm waters of Zippel Bay mirrored the colors of the Northwood’s trees lining the opposite shore.

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LINCOLN, Neb. — Jeff Fassett, director of the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources, on Oct. 19 signed an order granting application A-19406 to appropriate water for the purpose of instream flows on the Niobrara River to maintain habitat for the fish community.

  • By Gary Howey Hartington, Neb.
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Whenever a gun is involved in a tragedy, some individuals and groups cry out and push for the banning of all guns more gun laws.

  • By Nancy Wenande NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Center
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Nothing says fall like the South Dakota winds blowing the colorful leaves around and the temperature dropping to remind us that snow will be falling upon us soon. Archery outdoor competition season has wrapped, but we know there are still hunters out there waiting for the monster buck to wal…

  • By Gary Howey Hartington, Neb.
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Veterans and those serving veterans have always been dear to me as the military tradition runs deep in my family, with my father, uncles, cousins and my family serving in the military

  • By Gary Howey Hartington, Neb.
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It will not be long before the upland Game Bird season opens up. Several of the states are reporting that their pheasant numbers are down.

  • By Gary Howey Hartington, Neb.
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As we grow older, we find that some of our senses are not quite as acute as they were in our younger years and being successful in the outdoors may become a little tougher.

  • By Nancy Wenande NFAA Easton Archery Complex
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The last NFAA National Tournament of 2017 in Yankton is happening this weekend! If you’ve wanted to stop out and see what an outdoor target tournament looks like, this is the weekend to drive behind the building and watch some highly competitive athletes on First Dakota. 

  • By Gary Howey Hartington, Neb.
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The latest pheasant outlook for South Dakota just came out and I do not want to say it is a Doom and Gloom report, but they are indicating that the states pheasant numbers are down significantly.

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PIERRE – South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) is currently reaching out to duck hunters asking for input on current hunting season regulations, primarily season dates, bag limits and hunting zone boundaries.

  • By Gary Howey Hartington, Neb.
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I like many other hunters throughout America were patiently waiting for the opener of the most popular game bird early hunting season, the dove opener, which would be Sept. 1.

  • By Gary Howey Hartington, Neb.
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Deer hunting has always been something that enthralled me; one of those adventures I had heard and read about, but never had the pleasure of getting out and doing.

  • By Gary Howey Hartington, Neb.
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Hunters throughout the United States have been counting down the days waiting for fall, when our hunting seasons open, with the first season opening up in August.