User uShare Login | Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.

57° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options



Share your Photos, Videos, and Stories on uShare! Click here to get started.


[0] My Saved Articles
Back to all news


Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!


Most Popular Today

Aberdeen Promotes Late-Season Hunting

November 14, 2012, 5:00 PM by Erich Schaffhauser

Aberdeen Promotes Late-Season Hunting

The Hub City is hunting for late-season hunters.

Aberdeen sees a steady flow of visitors hoping to bag birds. It usually slows down this time of year, but that's starting to change.

Hunters shooting pheasants in northern Brown County is nothing new, but doing so through December is becoming more common.

"I've had the lodge for the past 28 years and last three or four years, it's really starting to pick up," Bill Mitchell said.

Mitchell owns a lodge near Hecla.  He housed hunters through Christmas last year. He's had such a demand for late season hunting this year, he's had to turn some people away.

"We're seeing a little bit further extended stay.  People actually looking toward that late-season hunt as opposed to coming out for the opener all the time," Casey Weismantel said.

Weismantel works for the Aberdeen Convention and Visitors Bureau. He says the bureau has been promoting late-season hunting heavily.

It's good for the local economy because it keeps hotel rooms full later in the year. But the late-hunting experience has perks for hunters too.

Frank Shea came from Michigan. He chose this time of year so he could hunt both deer and birds. He says holidays would make it tough, but he wouldn't necessarily be opposed to a trip later in the year either.

"Probably getting kind of late but maybe, yeah, if I could swing the time," Shea said.

Tourism leaders are hoping more people can swing the time to try out a late-season hunt. They've seen an increase but are still trying to attract more.

Tourism leaders are okay with visitors dropping a traditional pheasant opener hunt to take a trip later in the year. Since the opener is well known, they're confident those vacant spots will quickly fill.

Previous Story

Next Story




View business

You may also like

State's Termination Letter To Educational Cooperative

9/28/2015 11:59 AM

The letter, signed by Deptartment of Education Secretary Melody Schopp, lists eight reasons for the decision not to continue to steer federal grant mo...

Full Story
Melmer Answers Questions About GEAR UP Work

9/28/2015 6:05 PM

Mid Central got $16.5 million in federal money through the state in the last ten years to administer the GEAR UP program to encourage Native American ...

Full Story | Watch
Stacy Phelps Resigns From Board of Education

10/2/2015 3:14 PM

Phelps administered the GEAR UP program which prepared and encouraged Native American students to enroll into higher educaton.

Full Story
Sioux Falls Floral Shop Fills Special Order For Elton John

10/1/2015 4:48 PM

Sir Elton John will be surrounded by beautiful flowers during his stop in Sioux Falls.

Full Story
Following The GEAR UP Grant Money

9/29/2015 6:10 PM

Mid Central Educational Cooperative dispersed the grant money since 2005 to two organizations to run the GEAR UP program, under business manager Scott...

Full Story | Watch