Staff and News Reports

Nonresidents would feel brunt of South Dakota archery deer-hunting changes

The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission proposed three changes that would impact nonresident archery hunters for the 2019 deer hunting season. In addition, one change was proposed that would impact resident archery hunters. The Commission’s proposal would first impose a delayed start date for nonresident archery deer hunters on public lands, including private land leased by the department…

Canadian boat tariffs removed

Last week, the Government of Canada removed all retaliatory tariffs on U.S. recreational boats entering Canada, immediately ending a levy that impacted boat businesses on both sides of the border. National Marine Manufacturers Association and NMMA Canada heralded the news, calling the action a momentous step in the right direction for the North American marine industry, which has been particularly suppressed by…

Angler Qwest seeing growth in sales, dealers

Angler Qwest, by Apex Marine, has seen significant growth for 2019 thanks in part to regional advertising supporting dealers in several states. In addition, the brand is gaining traction due to consumers using the boats and exposing the brand to anglers across the country. Brad Dupuie, Angler Qwest product manager, said that the advertising campaign for 2019 has been aimed…

CWD found in captive South Dakota elk

PIERRE, S.D. – Chronic wasting disease has been identified in a captive elk in Clark County, S.D., the South Dakota Animal Industry Board said in a recent news release. State Veterinarian Dr. Dustin Oedekoven says the owner of the 21-month-old female elk noticed the animal was ill and contacted his veterinarian, who submitted samples to the Animal Disease Research and…

ESPN’s Olbermann blasted after Twitter shaming of hunter who killed turkey – legally

ESPN personality and ex-MSNBC political commentator Keith Olbermann demanded that his Twitter followers make a turkey hunter’s life a “living hell” for posing with a rare albino turkey he killed. But the turkey was shot legally during the hunting season. And the hunter isn’t the only one shooting back. Read the story here. .@KeithOlbermann’s tweet threatening turkey hunter Hunter Waltman was FINALLY removed…

Former DNR boss Landwehr to lead Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters

(Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters)ELY, Minn. — The Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters announced Tuesday, March 5 that former Minnesota DNR Commissioner Tom Landwehr has been named its executive director. Landwehr served as DNR commissioner for the last eight years under Gov. Mark Dayton (new Gov. Tim Walz chose Sarah Strommen to head the agency earlier this year)….