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South Dakota 15-Year-Old Wins National Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest

A young artist from South Dakota has taken top honors at the National Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest. A green-winged teal by 15-year-old Madison Grimm will grace the 2022-2023 Junior Duck Stamp, which raises funds to educate and engage our nation’s youth in wildlife and wetlands conservation and outdoor recreation.

Member's Hunt: Bird Dog, Cletus

This latest Member's Hunt comes from Jake Geis of Parkston, South Dakota.

South Dakota Gov. Signs Pheasant Habitat Funding Bill

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem signs SB176, allocating $1 million in funding for the state’s Second Century Habitat Initiative to preserving pheasant hunting and habitat.

South Dakota Bighorn Sheep Confirmed New World Record

A special Pope and Young Club judges panel has declared a Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep taken in South Dakota in 2018 as the new world record with a final score of 209⅛ inches, surpassing the previous world-record ram by nearly 10 inches.

South Dakota Pheasant Population Booms Just in Time for 100th Hunting Season

The most recent South Dakota pheasant brood survey is out, and the results indicate hunters can celebrate the state’s 100th pheasant season with high hopes for success.

March's True Madness

This month many waterfowlers are more interested in BB loads than college BB teams. That's because the Light Goose Conservation Order creates a spring waterfowl season rifle with opportunities to bag birds—if you’re mad enough, that is.

Heartland Therapy

There’s nothing like a few good days in the pheasant-hunting capital of the world to uplift the sprits of a heavy-hearted hunter.

Photos: Snow Goose Madness in South Dakota

Associate Editor Jon Draper and Digital Managing Editor Shawn Skipper recently returned from a spring snow goose hunt in South Dakota. Get an inside look at their hunt with this gallery.

Member's Hunt: The Last Hunt

This latest Member's Hunt comes from Gail Sperlich of Parkston, S.D.

Gallery: South Dakota Pheasants with Winchester and Browning

Upland bird hunting has an essence to it that's difficult to describe. It's a different ballgame than most any other fall hunting experience, and creates an addiction that's not easy to kick, even long after you've left the field. Our Digital Managing Editor, Shawn Skipper, had his first taste of a true pheasant hunt earlier this fall while traveling with Browning and Winchester. Get an inside look at his hunt here.

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