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By: GFP November 14, 2014

PIERRE, S.D. - As of Nov. 1, many of the furbearer seasons across the state began. The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department (GFP) wants to remind individuals to leave trapping equipment or furbearers in traps undisturbed. Tampering with either one is a violation.

“Trapping is a...

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By: August 08, 2014

Turkey Season

The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission has finalized the 2014 fall turkey hunting season. The fall turkey season will begin Nov. 1, 2014, and end Jan. 31, 2015.

Fall turkey hunters will see a reduction in turkey licenses available and the closure of several...

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By: Bob Speirs July 10, 2014

Young Aiden List was only out in the country for a short visit. At 15 months, his vocabulary was limited to a series of very amusing facial expressions, a few hand gestures, and a singsong melody of sounds that only his mother or small animals could decipher. He had a favorite ball, a...

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By: SDGFP March 22, 2014
#seasons, #sdgfp, #elk,

The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission proposed several elk seasons at their March meeting.

The Commission proposed three "any elk" licenses for the Firearms Custer State Park (CSP) Season and two "any elk" licenses for the CSP Early Archery Season, a reduction of 1 tag each...

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By: SDGFP March 05, 2014

Students from across South Dakota will have a chance to show off their archery skills at the West River Regional National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) Tournament on Saturday, March 15. The Tournament will be held at Rockyford Elementary School in Porcupine, S.D.


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By: SDH February 05, 2014

If you were not aware, there are quite a few new bills currently making their way through the SD legislature that will affect hunting in SD.  Many of these are welcomed changes, while others will dramatically affect the way we hunt.  If you have any concerns, pleace contact your...

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By: December 10, 2013

The following are videos from South Dakota Public Broadcasting during the Governor's Pheasant Habitat Summit on December 6th in Huron.


Opening Remarks

Jeff Vonk - Secretary, South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks
Governor Dennis Daugaard


History of Pheasants


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By: Chris Mueller - Mitchell Republic December 07, 2013
#sdgfp, #pheasant,

In South Dakota, pheasant hunting isn’t about the number of birds — it’s about the experience.

That’s according to South Dakota Tourism Secretary Jim Hagen, who spoke at the Governor’s Pheasant Habitat Summit on Friday at the Crossroads Hotel and Convention Center in Huron.

“We want...

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By: Luke Hagen - Daily Republic November 23, 2013
#sdgfp, #safety,

Lon Reidburn considered himself a cautious, safe hunter, and he still does.

“But I just lost all my senses that day about shooting deer,” the Clark resident said of a hunting incident that changed his life. “It just took one minute, one split second.”

Reidburn, while hunting deer from...

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By: SDGFP November 15, 2013

The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department has opened the 2014 mountain lion hunting online application process.

Mountain lion hunting within the Black Hills Fire Protection District runs from Dec. 26, 2013 through March 31, 2014 unless a harvest limit of 75 total mountain lions...

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By: SDGFP November 15, 2013

The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission has proposed several rule changes for the 2014 spring prairie turkey season.

Proposed rule changes for the prairie turkey season include:

Convert license types in 10 units from 2-tag "any turkey" licenses to 2-tag "male turkey"...

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By: Bob Mercer November 07, 2013
#sdgfp, #licenses,

Camping at South Dakota’s state campgrounds will cost more and most hunters, anglers and trappers will pay more for their licenses in 2014.

The state Game, Fish and Parks Commission gave its unanimous approval Thursday in a series of votes.

Most of the written comments received by the...

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By: Bob Mercer - Daily Republic November 07, 2013

The outside review of big-game management in South Dakota that was ordered by Gov. Dennis Daugaard is bringing some rapid changes.

Leaders for the state Wildlife Division will present their responses at the meeting today and Friday of the state Game, Fish and Parks Commission.


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By: SDGFP November 06, 2013

Registration is still open, but spaces are filling fast for the Governor's Pheasant Habitat Summit, scheduled for Dec. 6 at the Crossroads Convention Center in Huron. The first session begins promptly at 9 a.m. and the final discussion will close by 4 p.m.

"The initial response has been...

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By: SD GFP November 05, 2013
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Four part series of helpful field tips on packing out Big Game that ensure hunters not only get the game out, but follow the rules in the process.

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By: Jason Dearen - Associated Press October 26, 2013

Federal wildlife officials on Friday proposed to list as threatened populations of greater sage grouse in Nevada and California in an effort to save the struggling species, a decision that promises to pose new challenges for ranching and energy development in the West.

The U.S. Fish and...

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By: Daily Republic News October 26, 2013

Question:  With the upcoming hunting seasons, there are questions regarding preference, especially big-game preferences. Some hunters have as many as 30 preferences for elk-in-the-park. How does the Game Fish & Parks determine the allocations?

Answer:  Chris Hull, of the South Dakota...

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By: Associated Press October 25, 2013

More than two dozen business leaders and several journalists have been invited to take part in South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard's Invitational Pheasant Hunt this weekend.

The annual event is held to promote the state and boost economic development. This year's hunt is Friday and...

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By: October 17, 2013

The Wildlife Management Institute presented their summary of the Big Game Management review to the Commission in the October meeting held in Spearfish.

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By: SD GFP October 16, 2013
#sdgfp, #pheasant,

Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced today that he will host a Pheasant Habitat Summit to discuss the future of pheasant habitat and hunting in South Dakota. The summit is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 6, at the Crossroads Convention Center in Huron.

"Pheasant hunting is extremely important to...

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