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The Rub Line: Thoughts on elk.

By Dana R. Rogers September took so long to get here, and now it’s already slipped away like grains of sand through my fingers. September...

Rub Line: Rubs, scrapes and licking branches

— By Dana R. Rogers Deer communicate via scent dispersion quite a bit, primarily through rubs, scrapes and licking branches. Rubs, particularly large hub-type signpost rubs,...

When water is in short supply, provide it

By Dana R. Rogers Most areas of the Dakotas are experiencing severe to extreme drought conditions. Crops and grasslands have been severely impacted, and so...

Rub Line: SDGFP focus group and changes

By Dana R. Rogers The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department is currently taking a hard look at how it manages various social issues...

Rub Line: Careful what you wish …

By Dana R. Rogers In early May I was driving along listening to the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission meeting on my way...

Start Your Deer Season Today

— By Dana R. Rogers In the world of hunting, the word “inventory” can mean a variety of different things, and the offseason provides deer...

The Rub Line: Social change is coming

By Dana R. Rogers For the past year and a half, hundreds of South Dakota deer hunters have been involved and interested in possible changes...

The Rub Line: Engaging on deer management

By Dana R. Rogers Over the past 10 months or so, concerned South Dakota deer hunters, landowners and personnel from the South Dakota Game, Fish...

The Rub Line: Application and map strategies

By Dana R. Rogers They say hope springs eternal, and, with that in mind, no other time of the year is more important to big-game...

The Rub Line: Being thankful

By Dana R. Rogers They say attitude is everything, and I try hard to keep a positive attitude and stay upbeat as much as possible....