Ground Attack: How to take the fight to deer at eye level

I have never liked heights. I even get sick to my stomach at the state capitol in Pierre looking down at the Christmas tree display every year. I’m just a grounded flatlander at heart. Problem is, I love to hunt deer – archery, especially....

The Late-Season Challenge: It’s never too late to bag your buck. Here’s how.

The later into the deer hunting season we get, the tougher the hunting becomes. And when it comes to late-season deer hunting in the upper Great Plains, I’m talking after Thanksgiving. By this time archery seasons have been open for two months, and rifle...

Managing the Unmanageable: What are your standards when hunting deer on public land?

There are a number of questions that come up every year as I step onto public land across South Dakota. For example, what kind of game-management practices are out there in regard to the public land in our state? Also, who or what entity is responsible for the management of the land? ...

The Goose Capital of the North

It’s all things goose. You can’t turn around without spying something goose-related. From park benches with concrete geese on each end to concrete goose chairs to an outside bathroom sporting Canada goose artwork, you know you are in Minnesota’s goose capital at Middle River in the beautiful northwestern part of the state. Even the weekly newspaper is affectionately named...

Communication is key

Whitetail deer hunting in November is an exciting time to be in a tree or ground blind. Most people love to target the rut as “the” time to be in full-on hunting mode. I personally save quite a bit of my personal vacation time...

How to Stay Successful in the Face of Old Man Winter

Even through the frosty glass in the passenger window of the old Dodge pickup, I could see the endless flocks of snow geese and mallards passing over my brother and his friends in the field below my position. I should be out there with...

From the Hip – November

TIPs Program Benefits Wildlife in South Daktoa Pierre, S.D. – The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department is reminding citizens that the Turn in Poachers (TIPs) program continues to be operational and that callers who have knowledge of illegal hunting and fishing activity...