Wildlife Officials to Release Thousands of Trout in SD

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota wildlife officials plan to release thousands of catchable-sized trout at the Oahe Downstream near Pierre. The state’s Game, Fish and Parks Department says 6,400 11-inch hatchery-raised rainbow trout will be released over a two-week period starting April 1. Later this fall, the department will release 3,200 15-inch rainbow...
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Walleye in Lake Oahe Getting Boost from Baitfish Rebound

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota wildlife officials say an increase in baitfish and healthier walleyes in Lake Oahe add up to good news for anglers. The Missouri River reservoir in north central South Dakota and south central North Dakota is still recovering from flooding in 2011 that devastated the population of rainbow smelt,...
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4/4 Brings First Day to Make Reservations for 7/3 Arrival at SD State Parks

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department reminds outdoors enthusiasts that reservations for camping for the Fourth of July weekend will be opening up soon in South Dakota State Parks.  State Parks Director Doug Hofer says the July 4 weekend is always a busy time in parks, so...
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Dozens of Miles of Pipe for Proposed Line Stored in SD

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – A proposed oil pipeline that would stretch from the Bakken formation to Illinois wouldn’t cut through Brown County in South Dakota, but a site just west of Aberdeen is serving as a temporary home to dozens of miles of pipe. Farmer Todd Ochsner has rented out a tract of land...
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