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Avoiding Scams in Video Games, Bug Recently Found in Fortnite

Online video games are catching the attention of cyber criminals who are able to scam players. The most recent game this has happened with is the popular video game “Fortnite.” Recently Epic Games, the makers of Fortnite announced that there was a bug in their system. hackers sent out links in the game. If someone clicked on the link, it…

South Dakota Pheasant Hunting May Pick Up In Late Season

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – Officials say it’s been a slow pheasant season in South Dakota, but late-season hunting is often the best option when bird numbers are below average. The state’s 78-day pheasant season began Oct. 21 and ends Jan. 7. With half the season ahead, pheasant hunters can take advantage of temperatures dropping. Travis Runia is the senior upland…

Hunter Shot in the Nose

73-year-old from Wisconsin survives after being hit by someone in his hunting party

FORESTBURG, S.D. (AP) – A Wisconsin man survived being shot in the nose while pheasant-hunting in South Dakota. South Dakota’s Department of Game, Fish and Parks says the 73-year-old man was shot in the left nostril by another hunter in his group on Sunday afternoon on private land near Forestburg. The Daily Republic reports that the man was taken to…

State Fishing License Numbers Are Down

GFP says conflict over public water and private landowners is playing a part

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – It’s been nearly 6 months since a controversial issue between fishermen and private land owners came to a head. The state closed off people’s access to public waters on private land. Then, in June, Governor Dennis Daugaard held a special legislative session, and a decision was made to open the lakes back up. But the flip…

Keeping The Water ‘Dry’

Game, Fish and Parks officers are combating boating under the influence

WALL LAKE, S.D. – Drinking alcohol while boating continues to be a dangerous issue statewide. In the last two years, two people have drowned in South Dakota on the 4th of July weekend in incidents involving alcohol. So this year, conservation officers are taking a preventative approach. Even though Fourth of July falls on a Tuesday this year, many still…

SD Wildlife Federation Weighs In On Non-Meandered Bodies Of Water Discussion

SIOUX FALLS, S. D. – Discussion over recreational use of bodies of water on private land continued Tuesday night. This time, the South Dakota Wildlife Federation weighed in. Last month, a state Supreme Court ruling forced Game, Fish and Parks to close boat launches on non-meandered bodies of water, siding with private land owners. Non-meandered means a body of water…

SD Game, Fish & Parks To Equip Conservation Officers, Park Rangers With Body Cameras

The next time you encounter a conservation officer with South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks… smile, because you’ll likely be recorded. More than 70 department employees will soon have body cameras, including all officers and park rangers. Marty Pennock has been a conservation officer with South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks for 24 years. Pennock said, “I love the outdoors….

GFP Closes Boat Launches on Non-meandering Waters

PIERRE, S.D. – According to a press release posted on the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) website, GFP is closing department-managed boat launches on non-meandered bodies of water, in compliance with the recent Supreme Court ruling in Duerre v. Hepler. “Recreational access to non-meandered waters is a complex issue that has impacted our state for decades,” said Kelly Hepler, GFP…

Safety Tips For Ice Fishing Trips

National Weather Service Says Ice Formation Best For Fishing Seen In A Long Time.

The tents are coming up, the augers are coming out and ice fishing season is getting underway. Having a complete gear checklist, however, doesn’t mean fishermen are set. Todd Heitkamp, Owner of Dakota Angler in Sioux Falls, said ice is “unpredictable” by nature and anyone planning on going on top of the surface should heed caution. “There’s safety recommendation as…

Sports Talk Radio Host Reacts After Watching DAPL Protest Unfold At Vikings Game

Three people have been arrested following a disturbance at US Bank Stadium during the Vikings vs. Bears game Sunday afternoon. Cell phone video and pictures from fans show two people dangling from a truss in the stadium next to a banner protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline. Craig Mattick, the Director of Sports at KWSN Radio, is also a Minnesota Vikings…