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OPINION — “Get out of the road, kid!”

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OPINION — When our stars shine in a clear night sky and I watch a client catch their breath because it has been years since they have been able to see them, I’m proud of South Dakota.

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OPINION — The 3-year-old bull elk had shed the velvet off his antlers a few days ahead of his peers.

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OPINION — Sunrise has taken on new meaning with smoke so thick that you question the crimson horizon.

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OPINION — I know where the deer are likely to be at any particular time of the day.

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OPINION —You are headed home after a long and fruitless hunt. It was the only time off you would have for the entire season and you had come up empty.

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OPINION —There are no trees where I want to hunt antelope next month. I like to hunt from elevated stands.

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OPINION — It is nearly that time of year when hunters and athletes are allowed to begin their practice seasons.

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OPINION — My 93 Geo Metro is a survivor.

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OPINION — Lately I spend more time fishing with my sons, than hunting with my daughter.

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OPINION — A new hobby, perhaps even a competition among longtime residents of South Dakota is to discourage new arrivals from staying.

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OPINION — We are celebrating my dad’s 80th birthday.

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OPINION — Or maybe it was Gobbler Knob: I could not tell which roost held the greatest numbers. It seemed that Gobbler Gulch had a few birds too, but sound carries fickle up that draw, and you can never tell which fork of the bottom that they would choose to follow.

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OPINION — I recently picked up a book, Laws of South Dakota 1923, from Dutton’s Artifacts and Art shop on Main.

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OPINION — “I only read your articles if I think there won’t be dead animals. I like the ones about your granddaughter and your mule. I cried when you had to put your horse down last fall.”

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OPINION — It had been nearly three seasons since I had last seen this good buck. He stood out in my memory from two distinct moments.

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OPINION —  Granddaughter June is not quite yet 2. She loves buffalo, horses, and cowboys.

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OPINION — You need a bath.

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OPINION — I was exploring in one of my pastures last week and discovered a lost world.

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OPINION — It has been eight years since lion hunters took more than 40 cats from the Black Hills.

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OPINION — Dear Bill,

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OPINION — The estimated age of a few of the bull elk at this weekend’s hunting expo at the Civic Center in Rapid City came in at 12 to 14 years.

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OPINION — Bitterness can be caused by a buildup of anger, resentment, or fear based on a person’s inability to achieve some goal while others successfully do so.

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OPINION — Sightings of mountain lions are becoming less newsworthy.

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OPINION — Mule deer does are easy to kill.

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OPINION — South Dakota has opened up wolf hunting West River.

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OPINION — My son Connor wrote this nearly a decade ago.