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GFP commission looks at fall hunting changes

June 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE (AP) — The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission will vote soon on several proposed changes to the fall turkey, antelope and early fall goose seasons.

Turkey season would move back a month to Nov. 1 but still run through Jan. 31….continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

GF&P might consider changes for deer license system

June 5, 2014 in Uncategorized

YANKTON — Much bigger changes might be coming for deer hunting in South Dakota beyond the recommended reductions in licenses and tags that receive a public hearing today by the state Game, Fish and Parks Commission.

The commissioners held a go…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Commission expects drop in South Dakota deer tags

April 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Nora Hertel

PIERRE (AP) — The number of South Dakota deer hunting licenses is expected to drop substantially this year due to habitat loss and a disease that thrives in dry weather, said Game, Fish and Parks Commission Chairman John Cooper….continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

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.

The state Game, Fish and Parks Commiss…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

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.

The West River Regional Nation…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

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