CUSTER STATE PARK, S.D. – Matt Snyder has been selected as the new superintendent of Custer State Park. Snyder begins his duties Dec. 19, succeeding Richard Miller, who is retiring after 11 years with the park, the last seven years as superintendent. “Matt’s extensive experience in park management and as the operations manager for the […]
December 15, 2011
PIERRE, S.D. – While the snowmobile trails in the Black Hills officially open today, snowmobile enthusiasts will need to have a little patience before they can take to the trails this winter. “It’s certainly not a typical start to the season,” said Shannon Percy, District Park Supervisor with the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks
LAKE CITY, S.D. – About 800 people started their holiday season with crafts and wagon rides at Fort Sisseton Historic State Park’s Frontier Christmas. The annual Frontier Christmas, held December 10, gave visitors a chance to celebrate time-honored holiday traditions at an authentic 19th-century military outpost. “Each year the event is filled with pure homemade
PIERRE, S.D. – Winter is a beautiful time to explore the Black Hills, and what better way than snowshoeing on the George S. Mickelson Trail? The trail will host four snowshoe hikes this winter. Hikes will be held at 1 p.m. MST on Jan. 7 and Jan. 21. Both will start at the Englewood Trailhead.
Whitetails are thriving in and around the last remaining public hunting grounds in Franklin County, as a result of a management strategy that encourages both archers and gun hunters, according to John Watts, resource manager for the county’s metro park system. There’s no need for sharpshooters or culling on 2,000 acres of public hunting area
Muzzleloader kill mirrors slow start to firearms season St. Paul – Muzzleloader deer hunters killed fewer animals this season than they had since 2002, and the 7,018-deer take was off 22 percent from last year. The kill was similar to 2009, and “this turned out to be about an average muzzleloader year,” said Lou Cornicelli,
Big Six LAKE MILLE LACS East – You’ll find eight to 10 inches of ice in the bays, five to seven inches close to shore on the lake and much less ice on the main lake. The only reports being heard are coming out of Isle Bay, where perch and a few walleyes have been caught.
District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) continued monitoring trapping, as well as deer- and elk-hunting activity. Assistance was given to local law enforcement. CO Jeff Birchem (Baudette) attended training in Thief River Falls and assisted the DNR Wildlife Division with fur registration. Trapping and litter complaints were investigated. CO Keith Backer (Blackduck)
St. Paul – Last month’s state budget forecast showed an $876 million surplus, which officials say was a pleasant surprise. But the Game and Fish Fund’s outlook wasn’t so positive. The November forecast shows that fund dipping into negative territory a year earlier than had been expected. According to the forecast, the fund will have