Waterfowl hunting license battle joined againPIERRE — The annual battle over waterfowl hunting licenses is under way again.
By: Staff reports, Republic Capitol Bureau
PIERRE — The annual battle over waterfowl hunting licenses is under way again.
The House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee voted 9-4 Thursday in favor of Rep. Dick Werner’s proposal to repeal state laws restricting the numbers and types of waterfowl licenses that can be sold to nonresidents.
The legislation would give full authority to the state Game, Fish and Parks Commission instead. The big struggle on HB 1156 now comes among the 70 members of the full House. The South Dakota Wildlife Federation has been working against it since Werner, R-Huron, introduced it Jan. 23.