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GF&P seeks changes for 2014 elk harvest

March 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

South Dakota elk hunters would compete for slightly fewer licenses for bulls but would see more licenses for cows available under the 2014 proposals for the Black Hills, prairie and Custer State Park seasons.

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Overloaded boats get attention under new rule

March 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

FORT PIERRE — Boaters in South Dakota will want to heed the manufacturer’s capacity plates on their watercraft or risk running afoul of law enforcement.

The state Game, Fish and Parks Commission adopted a new rule Thursday against overloading.

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Youth archery competition planned for Porcupine

March 6, 2014 in Uncategorized

PORCUPINE (AP) — Students from across South Dakota will gather March 15 to compete in an archery tournament co-sponsored by the Shannon County School District and the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department.

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Walleye program in jeopardy at lake

February 25, 2014 in Uncategorized

The state Department of Game, Fish and Parks might stop its efforts to stock Lake Mitchell with walleye.

Todd St. Sauver, Sioux Falls-based regional fisheries manager for the GF&P, said recently that walleye stocking in Lake Mitchell may be su…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Walleye program in jeopardy at lake

February 25, 2014 in Uncategorized

The state Department of Game, Fish and Parks might stop its efforts to stock Lake Mitchell with walleye.

Todd St. Sauver, Sioux Falls-based regional fisheries manager for the GF&P, said recently that walleye stocking in Lake Mitchell may be su…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Conservation program enrollments stopped

February 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

In less than five years, about 82,000 acres of high quality wildlife habitat was enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program in South Dakota.

Administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency, CREP is a state-sp…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

GF&P acquires another coyote-fighting weapon

January 31, 2014 in Uncategorized

Coyotes in eastern South Dakota, beware.

The South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks has received another airplane to use for its Wildlife Damage Management Program. The plane, which is operated through a joint effort by the GF&P and t…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

SD wildlife agency investing in urban fishing

January 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Carson Walker

SIOUX FALLS (AP) — More rural South Dakota residents are moving to cities, so the state’s wildlife agency is taking the fish to the fishermen.

Specifically, it’s focusing more resources on urban and community fishing areas …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

South Dakota GFP Commission eyes refuge changes

January 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks commissioners are looking at changing two of the state’s game refuges to waterfowl refuges.

The plan they’re studying would also eliminate three waterfowl refuges.

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South Dakota GFP Commission eyes refuge changes

January 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks commissioners are looking at changing two of the state’s game refuges to waterfowl refuges.

The plan they’re studying would also eliminate three waterfowl refuges.

One change would reclassify …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com