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Lee Schoenbeck

Outdoors Columnist

Lee Schoenbeck grew up in Webster and graduated from Augustana College in 1980 and the University of South Dakota School of Law in 1984. Schoenbeck and his wife, Donna, live outside of Watertown where they raised their four children. His principal hobby is pheasant hunting, and on a fall day you can find him and his three labs in cattail sloughs and fields somewhere in northeastern South Dakota.

Schoenbeck is certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He practices primarily in the areas of personal injury litigation, insurance litigation, commercial litigation, and professional negligence. His website is

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2012 Blogmore hunters Kevin Woster, Jake Schoenbeck, Lee Schoenbeck, Bill Walsh and Nick Nemec. Click to enlarge pictures.

The Blogmore Hunt

November 14, 2012
Does a Holabird hunt hold the secret to world peace?

A Terry Redlin Moment

October 18, 2012
South Dakota's 2012 in-state pheasant opener found hunters flocking to a special wetland area near Watertown.

What's the Limit on a Bishop Hunt?

October 16, 2012
Pheasants and religion mix in Gann Valley.

Amsden Dam is located near Andover in Day County. Click to enlarge photos.

Tragedy at Amsden Dam

July 25, 2012
The waters of a pretty little Day County lake hold a dark secret. 

South Dakota's Other Big Hunt

April 10, 2012
For hunters under ten, the big excitement of the year happens right before Easter Sunday.

Terry Peak: A South Dakota Skiing Tradition

March 8, 2012
If you're a South Dakotan, you have friends at Terry Peak Ski Area.

The Guyshed: A South Dakota Institution

February 16, 2012
Every man needs a refuge — a backyard temple to masculine endeavors.

Winter fun at the Schoenbeck Ice Rink. Click to enlarge pictures.

We Don't Need No Zamboni

January 24, 2012
Making your own backyard ice rink is not as easy as you might expect. 

It Doesn't Look Like South Dakota Out My Window

January 3, 2012
No snow? No ice? What's a rugged outdoorsman to do this winter?

The Weapon and the Warrior

December 20, 2011
A warrior can spend years looking for the sleek curves and fine lines that signal the beginnings of a lifetime romance with THE ONE — the perfect pheasant hunting firearm.

Four of the hardy folks who braved -28 degree wind chill to run in Watertown s 2010 Turkey Day 5K.

You Have To Earn Your Pumpkin Pie Around Here

November 21, 2011
The Hiedeman family of Watertown's pre-Thanksgiving dinner run has turned into a community event.

Leo Schoenbeck

My Father’s Special Place

November 14, 2011
One veteran's son commemorates his father's service in World War II.

The Perfect Babysitter

November 7, 2011
A season pass to the municipal pool was the only babysitter the Schoenbeck family needed.

Hunting's Odd Couple

October 25, 2011
Despite what some hunters might tell you, the key to a good South Dakota pheasant hunt is a good South Dakota pheasant hunting dog.

Lee shares the the High Holiday with his son Jake and other friends and family.

S.D.'s High Holiday

October 17, 2011
Next to Christmas, there really is no other time in South Dakota that screams FAMILY like “the opener”.

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