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Chasing Roosters In December

As Pheasant opener has come and gone, the preferred destinations that many hunters flocked to early in the season are now left barren. Many people over look the excellent opportunity of chasing roosters in December presents. With temperatures hovering around freezing or below, pheasants tend to group up during this time period. Crops have been harvested and most areas in the country have received a blanket of snow, pushing pheasants to reside to other areas with better cover. This means a well thought out game plan before hitting the field should be put in place. From the opening of the season, pheasants receive heavy pressure and gunfire, meaning a vast amount of pheasants has been harvested. There are still plenty of roosters to be had, but a different approach needs … Read entire article »


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FISH DIFFERENTLY FOR DIFFERENT FISH

An angler new to ice-fishing and I were having a conversation recently about ice-fishing. He had some questions, and I tried to answer those questions. When we got to the topic of various fish species and how different fish species need to be approached differently, my new friend got a little suspicious. He wanted to know why we would use different line for different fish, why we fished for some fish with small baits and others with big baits, and on and on. His thought: A fish is a fish. Why do we fish for different species differently? This is where the conversation got interesting and maybe confusing. Here is what I shared with our new ice-angler. I hope the conversation … Read entire article »


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Mark your calendar for the next Dakota Territory Gun Collector’s Assc. Gun Show!

DECEMBER 13-14, 2014 ASTORIA HOTEL DICKINSON, ND Chairman: Roger Krumm PO Box 158 Strasburg, ND 58573 (701) 336-7533 JANUARY 3-4, 2015 CIVIC AUDITORIUM FARGO, ND Chairman: Bill Braun 1331 14 1/2 Ave N Wahpeton, ND 58075 (701) 642-6970 JANUARY 10-11, 2015 SWIFTEL CENTER BROOKINGS, SD Chairman: Vic Carter 18299 US Hwy 81 Castlewood, SD 57223 (605) 793-2347 JANUARY 17-18, 2015 BISMARCK CIVIC CENTER BISMARCK, ND Chairman: Roger Krumm PO Box 158 Strasburg, ND 58573 (701) 336-7533 JANUARY 24-25, 2015 NATIONAL FIELD ARCHERY BLDG YANKTON, SD Chairman: Chuck Harens 711 E 14th St Yankton, SD 57078 (605) 665-4537 FEBRUARY 7-8, 2015 RAMKOTA HOTEL ABERDEEN, SD Chairman: Roger Krumm PO Box 158 Strasburg, ND 58573 (701) 336-7533 FEBRUARY 14-15 2015 TROPHY SHOW-THE BIG ONE RAMKOTA HOTEL & CONFERENCE CTR SIOUX FALLS, SD Chairman: Bob Campbell 105 Hegge Court Big Stone City, SD 57216 (605) 268-0254 FEBRUARY 21-22, 2015 RAMKOTA RIVER CENTRE PIERRE, SD Chairman: Steve Livermore PO Box 972 Ft. Pierre, SD 57532 (605) 280-2438 MARCH 7-8, 2015 ALERUS CENTER GRAND FORKS, ND Chairman: Bill Braun 1331 14 1/2 Ave … Read entire article »


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Mink are not just water animals

Mink are not just water animals Experienced and seasoned trappers can trap mink and other furbearers in numbers because they have a great understanding of the furbearer’s habits and their predictable nature in various situations. Most people and many mink trappers alike believe that mink are strictly a water animal, and that trapping them in water is the only way to go. Trappers who think this way are quickly doomed to mediocrity. Successful trappers must do their homework so that they are adequately prepared to adjust to changing trapline conditions. I look for mink trapping this coming season to be similar to what I experienced in the years 1973-76. Those were drought years similar to what we are seeing this year. In spite of the drought of the seventies, I still … Read entire article »


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Ice Fishing’s Future is Now!

During the course of multiple interviews for his new book, Ice Revolution, Dave Genz spent many hours digging through his memory banks, recounting the years he and his friends transformed ice fishing. Near the end of the process, he was asked to look into the future and envision what might come next for the sport. Are there more major breakthroughs on the horizon? Or have we settled into a period when evolutionary refinements will mark forward progress? Dave surprised himself by how quickly he began talking about compelling advantages today’s ice anglers can have right now, some of which have been slow to make their way into the mainstream. “You can always wish for new things,” he said, “but there’s some pretty cool stuff a lot of people haven’t tried yet.” He came … Read entire article »


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THE MAGIC BANK ACCOUNT

THE AUTHOR IS NOT KNOWN. IT WAS FOUND IN THE BILLFOLD OF COACH PAUL BEAR BRYANT, ALABAMA, AFTER HE DIED IN 1982—?? The Magic Bank Account……. Imagine that you had won the following *PRIZE* in a contest: Each morning your bank would deposit $86,400 in your private account for your use. However, this prize has rules: The set of rules: 1. Everything that you didn’t spend during each day would be taken away from you. 2. You may not simply transfer money into some other account. 3. You may only spend it. 4. Each morning upon awakening, the bank opens your account with another $86,400 for that day. 5. The bank can end the game without warning; at any time it can say,“Game Over!”. It can close the account and you will not receive a new one. What would … Read entire article »


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A DIFFERENT STYLE OF ICE-FISHING

There is no question that ice-fishing season has arrived early in the Midwest. For those of us who like to go ice-fishing, that’s a good thing. I and some of my friends are going about our ice-fishing a little differently this year. It’s going to be even more fun, and even more productive. We’re going to be headquartering out of an Ice Castle. Ice Castles are hard-sided ice houses on wheels. They’re heated inside so you don’t need a bunch of warm clothing. You can get them with as many features as you want, or as few as you want. We’re going to be much more comfortable in our ice-fishing this year. That will make our fishing more productive and more fun. … Read entire article »


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Duck Stamp Act of 2014 passes Senate, awaits president’s signature

Duck Stamp Act of 2014 passes Senate, awaits president’s signature MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Dec. 2, 2014 – In a major win for wetlands and waterfowl conservation, the U.S. Senate passed the Duck Stamp Act of 2014 today. This critically important conservation legislation increases the cost of the federal duck stamp from $15 to $25, and now awaits President Obama’s signature. In a major win for wetlands and waterfowl conservation, the U.S. Senate passed the Duck Stamp Act of 2014 today. “With the assistance of Sen. David Vitter and his leadership in helping pass the Duck Stamp Act of 2014, much-needed funding has been secured for wetlands and waterfowl conservation,” said Ducks Unlimited CEO Dale Hall. “The additional duck stamp funding provided by waterfowl hunters and other conservationists will not only conserve critical waterfowl … Read entire article »


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Bald Eagle Shot Near New Effington, South Dakota

Bald Eagle Shot Near New Effington, South Dakota — Reward Offered — Contact: Ken Dulik, 605-885-6403 The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish, and Parks are offering a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual or individuals responsible for the shooting of an immature bald eagle approximately four miles north and two miles east of New Effington, South Dakota. The eagle was shot just west of the intersection of Roberts county road 25 and county road 8. The eagle was shot on or before May 3, 2014. Bald Eagles are protected by both federal and state law, including the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act. Callers with information may remain anonymous. Please contact … Read entire article »


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Time To Spool Up High-Percentage Spring Baits

Time To Spool Up High-Percentage Spring Baits For spring multi-species fishing success, don’t launch the boat or walk the shore without these four high-percentage baits – lipless crankbaits, spinnerbaits, jerkbaits and swimming grubs. Each of these baits, this time of year, are very effective and easy to use for bass, walleye and pike, says Mark Fisher, Rapala’s Director of Field Promotions. Use them to target points, coves, shoreline cover, emergent vegetation, old weeds and new weeds. “All those things are keys to putting the puzzle together in the springtime and make your fishing successful,” he says. The most productive spots will likely be transition zones between one or more of the lake features above – where submerged vegetation makes way for reeds and bullrushes, for example, where shoreline gravel transitions to … Read entire article »


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