GFP Seeks Comments on Canada Goose and Turkey Management Plans

April 15, 2015 | By: SDGFP
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The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) is seeking comments on the 2010-2014 resident Canada goose management plan prior to drafting the next five-year plan for 2015-2019. GFP is also seeking comments on the 2001-2010 wild turkey management plan prior to drafting a five-year plan for 2015-2019.

“The current resident Canada goose management plan focused on harvest management tools to reduce crop damage caused by resident Canada geese while maintaining quality hunting and viewing opportunities for Canada geese in South Dakota,” stated Tony Leif, director of the Division of Wildlife. “With the current wild turkey management plan being as outdated as it is, we need to continue to ensure quality species management and look forward to hearing from the public on their feedback.”

All individuals interested in commenting on either of these proposed plans have from now through May 15, 2015, to comment on the different plans in their current form. Each management plan can be found online at: http://gfp.sd.gov/wildlife/management/plans/default.aspx.

Written comments for the resident Canada goose management plan can be emailed to [email protected] or sent to 523 E. Capitol Ave., Pierre, S.D. 57501. Written comments for the wild turkey management plan can be emailed to [email protected] or sent to 523 E. Capitol Ave., Pierre, S.D. 57501.

Comments must be received by May 15, 2015, and include your full name and city of residence.

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