On The Other Hand With Kevin Woster

22 hours ago

In The Moment ... April 30, 2020 Show 807 Hour 1

On the Other Hand: Outdoorsmen Adjust

Apr 16, 2020

In The Moment ... April 16, 2020 Show 797 Hour 1

For today's On the Other Hand conversation, we welcome Kevin Woster, along with special guest John Cooper. Cooper served as the state Game, Fish & Parks Department secretary for more than 12 years, serving two governors. He took that role after a 23-year career as a federal game warden and multi-state law enforcement supervisor for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.  Woster writes about Cooper and about the pandemic online for SDPB. You can find the work at  


Sports & Rec With Nate Wek

Apr 16, 2020

In The Moment ... April 16, 2020 Show 797 Hour 1

While COVID-19 has resulted in many people spending time at home, the outdoorsmen in South Dakota are still finding opportunities where they can. Fishing conditions, for example, are solid right now in the Mt. Rushmore state. SDPB's Nate Wek had a chance to speak to one of these fishermen who fishes professionally, as a guide, and recreationally. Brian Bashore is the owner of Walleye Guys out of Sioux Falls.



Steve Munsen

In The Moment ... October 3, 2019 Show 672 Hour 1

SDPB blogger Kevin Woster talks about dealing with divorce through exercise, hunting and fishing.

Read about his "divorce bike" in this very personal On the Other Hand blog entry.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... July 11, 2019 Show 613 Hour 1

On the day of his anniversary, Kevin Woster goes walleye fishing with another woman - SDPB's Lori Walsh!

He writes about the afternoon which also included the Mayes brothers of Rapid City, both avid outdoorsmen in his On the Other Hand blog for SDPB.

Adria Botella

In The Moment ... May 16, 2019 Show 577 Hour 1

SDPB's Kevin Woster joins In the Moment host Lori Walsh for a conversation about natural resource reporting and taking time to cast a line.

In The Moment ... May 7, 2018 Show 331 Hour 1

Get ready to drop a line in the lake. May 18 - 20, entrance into all South Dakota state parks and recreation areas is free, and many parks host special events to kick off the summer. It's also Free Fishing Weekend, where no fishing licenses are required.

You've got a little time to prepare. Joining us today is professional angler and fishing guide Mike Frisch. He's host of the television program Fishing the Midwest. (Saturdays at 11 a.m. on Fox Sports North.)

Kealey Bultena / SDPB

South Dakota’s Secretary of Tourism says you should take Friday off. It’s National Travel and Tourism week, and state officials are seizing the opportunity to lure people away from their desks and into the wild. They also celebrate South Dakotans who promote tourism in their everyday work. 

Workers at the South Dakota Department of Tourism have a long week promoting their industry. Secretary Jim Hagen says an expectation remains: employees should use their paid time off.

The 2016 Dakota Midday Book Club kicks off with "Downstream: Reflections on Brook Trout, Fly Fishing, and the Waters of Appalachia."

Author David O'Hara joins Dakota Midday host Lori Walsh to discuss an ethic and philosophy of living in the natural world.

If you are a member of the Dakota Midday Book Club, our next  book will arrive in your mailbox before long. It's called "Really Happy" by Jim Reese.

Lead Killing Some Bald Eagles In South Dakota

Apr 19, 2016
John Gilman

Bramble Park Zoo in Watertown has cared for three eagles with lead poisoning this year. They may ingest a lead fishing weight, or eat contaminated meat…either another bird with lead poisoning, or fragmented bullets on deer carcasses.


Dakota Digest for December 18, 2015

Dec 21, 2015

On this week's edition of Dakota Digest, state leaders are talking weekly with federal officials as they work on a change that could prompt Medicaid expansion in South Dakota. Also, eastern South Dakota is continually getting wetter, and a group of 7th and 8th graders celebrate Human Rights Day. All these stories and more on this week's episode of Dakota Digest.

Kealey Bultena SDPB

David O’Hara grew up in the Catskill Mountains of New York, home to some of the most famous trout fishing streams in the world. Today he’s a philosophy professor at Augustana College in Sioux Falls, but when he gets the chance, he goes back to fish the familiar streams of his youth.

The State Senate wants to revise the current law on party fishing in South Dakota. House Bill 1076 passed the Senate on Wednesday. Republican State Senator Tim Begalka says the bill is friendly to all fishermen in the state.

"Last year we passed a bill that said when two or more people are fishing together you can call it party fishing. And if a game warden comes and checks how many fish you have, he can count the total and divide it amongst the three of you without trying to distinguish (which) one of you is over and the other two are under," Begalka says.

TRCP Launching Conservation Exchange

Jul 8, 2013

The Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership is launching an exchange this summer between South Dakota farmers and ranchers and Louisiana Gulf fishermen to seek solutions to conserve America's native prairies and coastal waters. The Exchange will involve three South Dakota farm couples traveling to Cocodrie, Louisiana in July for a three-day educational outing.