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Time goes by so quickly it’s hard to understand the numerous things that are happening in our country today, things that didn’t seem to happen as I and other Baby Boomers were growing up.

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On a recent trip to one of my favorite fishing holes, it was easy to see that the bluegill were getting ready to spawn as all along the shoreline, as I could see the small circular depressions, numerous panfish, bluegill nests.

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Coming in all sizes, in several places up to 600 hundred pounds, these hard fighting monsters of the deep are the bottom feeding catfish.

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You’ve seen them on television; read about them in magazines and watched them on the internet, what are they, they’re bass.

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The Memorial weekend is the official summer opener, when most folks feel summer has arrived; time to head out to launch the sailboat or pontoon, with the heat of summer is just around the corner.

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It seems as if everything is happening later this year, than in years past, with some outdoorsmen and women wondering when things will begin to appear.

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Now that the weathers warming up, with temperatures on the rise, we’ll soon be besieged by thousands of biting insects, these bites can be annoying and itchy as well as creating major health issues for you and me.

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Springtime is when Mother Nature’s Garden starts to grow and mature, unlike the gardens we put in Mother Nature doesn’t see the need to plant her garden in nice neat rows like we do.

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The terrain of the area I’d hunted turkeys in for years had changed, as the location the turkeys had used for their roost, was now bare except for a several trees along the lane.

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I’m hooked on fishing, and once I catch a couple of fish on a certain rig, indicating what they’re biting on, I’ll use whatever it takes to put them in the boat.

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In the upper Midwest, we’re blessed with an abundance of fishable waters containing numerous species of fish.

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This last week or so has been decent enough that anglers where stacked up below the dams of the Missouri.

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Spring, arrives the 19th of this month, it’s the time that anglers like myself have been waiting for “not so” patiently.

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Several years back, my cameraman and I were putting the birds to roost the night before our hunt, along the White River in South Central South Dakota and with the sun going down, the gobbles I was getting using my shock calls sure seemed to be on the other side of the river.

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Off in the distance, the call of hundreds if not thousands of noisy Snow geese could be heard as they migrated through north eastern South Dakota, as they made their way north to their breeding grounds.

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PIERRE — The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) reminds ice anglers that all fish houses, shelters and other structures must be removed from the ice by midnight on Saturday, Feb. 29. Fish houses, shelters and other structures may be used after this date, but must be removed from the ice…

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In the upper Midwest, we see quite a few migrations going through our states, they include, the spring waterfowl migration where thousands of ducks and geese make their way north to their breeding grounds.

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In the last sixty years or so, I’ve spent a lot of time in the outdoors enjoying my time spent fishing and hunting.

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When we’re doing seminars and in store promotions, one of the most often asked questions asked, deal with what type of rod should an angler use.

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This column pertains to, how, I as a youth got into the outdoors and about mentoring, introducing others to the Outdoors, as the Outdoors is “Open 24-hours a day.”

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Through my binoculars, I could see something didn’t look right and that the deer didn’t look healthy, as it stood there along the fence line, it was nothing but skin and bones with its ribs showing as it was stumbling around, I wasn’t sure, but my first guess was that it was suffering from C…

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With this warmer weather we’ve been having and before the freeze up, if you want to get into some excellent fishing, you best be ready as these mild temperatures won’t last long and soon winter will be on its way, bringing snow and the winter winds.

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As we head into Christmas and the New Years, the pheasant hunting is going to be different from what it was during the early season. Most of those young, foolish roosters have been bagged. 

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Every year around the first of December and in some years earlier, people start calling the office asking about ice fishing and where they’re biting.

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This has been one of those years, where I was on the water very few times; first, it was radiation treatments beginning in late spring through most of the summer, so my fishing was minimal.

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When most folks think about turkey hunting, it’s the spring hunts where the hunter using calls and decoys brings the gobbler to him.

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Our nation’s waters are under attack by an invasive species, Asian carp, and if we don’t do something quickly to stop or eliminate them, the consequence we’ll face could be the destruction of our fisheries.

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As we came up into the waters surging through Gavin’s Point Dam, it was obvious that the 2019 Paddlefish season was underway, with “hundreds” of anglers lining the shore.

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CANTON — Newton Hills State Park near Canton will host the 20th annual FestiFall on Oct. 5 from 1-5 p.m. The event features arts and crafts, kid’s activities and musical entertainment.

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It won’t be long the enthusiasm is already starting to build. There are commercials on TV, ads in the papers and even special flyers pertaining to this upcoming event.