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Pheasanomics: How pheasants survive extreme winter weather.

By Andrew Johnson Pheasant season closed across the Dakotas in early January, but with the dawn of each new year the pheasant population faces a...

Editor’s Note: The summer lull — we’ve got you covered

By Andrew Johnson With the school year being over and summer activities in full swing, many people are taking advantage of the warmer weather we’ve...

Editor’s Note: Celebrate the hunt.

By Andrew Johnson First light was only a few minutes old when I heard the crisp bark of a rifle cascade across the rolling terrain....

Editor’s Note: Is it fall yet?

By Andrew Johnson I own a couple shotguns, which is more than some people, I guess, and probably not as many as others. I love guns....

Editor’s Note: Crappies, cigar smoke and fishing with dad …

This column is a retread from a piece I wrote a few years ago for Father’s Day. Some of you have probably read it...

Editor’s Note: Icons.

By Andrew Johnson I learned how to tie a fishing knot before I learned how to tie my shoes. My father called it the “fisherman’s...

Editor’s Note: Off the beaten path.

— By Andrew Johnson I have an older brother and an older sister, and while we were growing up my mother had a unique way...

Editor’s Note: Losing time.

By Andrew Johnson The new year is here, and it’s that time again where we all make resolutions, both big and small, as to how...

Take Me Fishing

— By Andrew Johnson, Outdoor Forum Editor As I was growing up, I was a busy kid during the spring and summer. Once school was...

Editor’s Note: Gone fishin’

By Andrew Johnson A recent South Dakota Supreme Court ruling on nonmeandered waters has the fishing community literally reeling. The decision stems from a lawsuit...