Dakota Sportsman TV  includes hunting and fishing across South Dakota’s Black Hills and prairies. We’ll be fishing on the Missouri River system for trout or fishing Lake Pactola, nestled in the Black Hills, for 20 pound lake trout. We’ll also be hunting deer, pheasant and mountain lion in the Black Hills and Wyoming.

Viewers will follow Dave Gates, Paul Gates and various pro-staffers on trips into the wilds of the Dakota Territories in rugged mountains for big game, and the vast prairies of the rugged West river region.

Our goal is to make an entertaining, informative show which will hold your attention; plus periodic safety tips and cooking segments.

Host & Bios

Paul Gates

Paul Gates

Paul was born August 13, 1989, in Rapid City, South Dakota. Paul has played sports all his life including soccer, little league (Rapid City all-star team in his 12 year old season), Pony League (City champs in 14 year old season) and State tournaments.  Paul went on to American Legion baseball where he was the “big left handed first baseman who could hit for power and average.”

Paul graduated from college at Black Hills State College in 2013, and is currently working for Prestige Auto, (and doing very well), located in Spearfish, South Dakota


Paul loves to pheasant hunt and fish for walleye wherever and whenever he can.

Dave Gates

Dave Gates

Dave was born in 1948, at Mitchell, South Dakota and began hunting and fishing when he was 10 years old.

In the summer of 2012,  Dave started to think about starting an outdoor show when he couldn’t find a pheasant show to watch.

Dave spent three years in the U.S. Army, including a tour in Viet Nam running the casualty branch for the American Division (23rd Infantry), coming home to attend college at Dakota Wesleyan University for one year, before moving to Rapid City to live.

Dave is married to the love of his life, Marian, and has two sons named Paul and Steve.  Dave hunts and fishes as much as he can, his largest walleye is 13 pounds 6 ounces, while his largest whitetail buck is a respectable 155 inch, 21 inch wide, 6-point buck.