Go ‘All In’ In Deadwood, S.D.

Although Deadwood, South Dakota, still offers plenty of opportunities for gamblers, the town also deals out plenty of chances to anglers for a full house of trout, walleye, perch, smallmouth bass, and other fish! It’s a perfect place to go on a fishing adventure no matter what the season. Within an hour of Deadwood you can be on walleye, trout or bass.

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Pursuing Prairie Gobblers: Part 3

The dawning of our third day in the plains of South Dakota found me eager to enjoy even more of the peace and quiet of the surrounding countryside. I jumped into my truck and headed out for a day of exploration. Heading north, there was a method to my madness — an area of high mesas, canyons and rolling foothills, lingering in the distance.

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Pursuing Prairie Gobblers: Part 2

After one day spent along the Niobrara River of north-central Nebraska, I found myself with a turkey tag already filled. Deciding that it was time for a change of scenery … the Claypool clan was rolling down the road, heading north into South Dakota.

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High Plains Mulies And Whitetails: A Tale Of 3 Bowhunts: Part 3

With the humbling experience of my mule deer recurve stalk behind me … we went to a big riverbottom that held a lot of deer, and set up a drive. I clutched my bow tensely and leaned into a tree. First I spotted a flicker of movement, then noticed the movement was coming my way. The first object I could distinguish clearly was a huge set of polished whitetail antlers!

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