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State of South Dakota provides additional information on proposed Spearfish Canyon State Park
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Fall turkey hunting licenses still available in North Dakota
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Plenty of ducks, fewer hunters
game fish and parks
June 14, 2016
State wildlife officials collaring fawns in Black Hills area
SPEARFISH (AP) — State wildlife officials are working to put collars on newborn deer in the Black Hills region to track how many survive. Last weekend likely was the peak of birthing activity by does, according to the Black Hills Pioneer reports. State Game, Fish and Parks Resource...
June 14, 2016 - 12:09pm
June 13, 2016
Lake Alvin reopens for swimming after closing due to E. coli
HARRISBURG (AP) — The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department has reopened Lake Alvin to swimming after closing it earlier this month when tests showed unhealthy levels of E. coli in the water. Jason Bauman, a district park supervisor for the department, tells the Argus Leader...
June 13, 2016 - 1:22pm
South Dakota GF&P proposes 2016 fall turkey hunting season
PIERRE (AP) — The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission is proposing to dissolve the West River prairie unit and offer 105 fewer one-tag licenses for the 2016 fall turkey hunting season. The proposed season would run from Nov. 1 through Jan. 31, 2017. It would offer 400 resident...
June 13, 2016 - 1:07pm
June 8, 2016
Prairie grouse numbers spike across western South Dakota
PIERRE (AP) — A survey by state Game, Fish and Parks biologists has found the numbers of sharp-tailed grouse and prairie chickens are up across western South Dakota. The spike goes against the long-term trend of declining numbers that's likely due to the loss of rangeland. Grouse...
June 8, 2016 - 11:53am
June 3, 2016
GF&P closes Lake Alvin to swimming because of E.coli
HARRISBURG (AP) — The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department has closed Lake Alvin to swimming after tests showed unhealthy levels of E.coli in the water. The lake outside Harrisburg is a popular swimming spot is off-limits. The lake remains open to fishing. Officials say...
June 3, 2016 - 4:14pm
May 23, 2016
GF&P receives $50K to help Pactola Reservoir water quality
PIERRE (AP) — The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department has received a $50,000 grant from a nonprofit group to improve water quality and fish habitat in the Black Hills. The donation from Black Hills Fly Fishers for Pactola Basin Improvements will help GF&P complete a...
May 23, 2016 - 12:53pm
May 18, 2016
Entrance fees to be waived at state parks this weekend
PIERRE (AP) — Outdoor enthusiasts rejoice: Entrance fees will be waived at all state park and recreation areas in South Dakota this weekend. The state Game, Fish and Parks Department has scheduled its annual Open House and Free Fishing weekend for this Friday through Sunday. Residents...
May 18, 2016 - 12:34pm
May 16, 2016
South Dakota staffer plays role in hunter recruiting effort
PIERRE (AP) — A South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks staffer is playing a role in a national effort to replace aging hunters. The Capital Journal reports the national R3 plan aims to recruit, retain and reactivate hunters and shooters. The planning committee finalizing the R3 plan...
May 16, 2016 - 12:43pm
Survey outlines anglers' top concerns in South Dakota
PIERRE (AP) — A survey has found that South Dakota anglers are most concerned with access to glacial lakes in the northeast, the cost of fishing licenses and competition with non-resident anglers. The Pierre Capital Journal reports that the survey was conducted by Larry Gigliotti...
May 16, 2016 - 12:36pm
April 8, 2016
Year's first bison calf born at Custer State Park
CUSTER (AP) — Calving season has kicked off at Custer State Park in western South Dakota. The first bison calf of the year was born Monday. The state's Game, Fish and Parks Department says most bison calves are born between late April and early May. The calves weigh 40 to 50 pounds...
April 8, 2016 - 11:10am
March 15, 2016
Rainbow trout release scheduled below Fort Randall Dam
PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota wildlife officials plan to release thousands of catchable-sized rainbow trout below Fort Randall Dam this week. The state's Game, Fish and Parks Department says 5,000 hatchery-raised rainbow trout that are between 9 and 12 inches long will be released...
March 15, 2016 - 11:57am
January 21, 2016
House OKs regulations on manipulated manure
PIERRE—Manipulated manure should be subject to inspection fees and other state regulations in South Dakota, similar to commercial fertilizer...
January 21, 2016 - 11:09am
January 3, 2016
Howard's Meyer goes 'above and beyond' as conservation officer
Officially, Evan Meyer is a conservation officer. But people in Howard and nearby towns know him by a number of other titles. Evan Meyer, a 31-year-old...
January 3, 2016 - 2:51pm
December 28, 2015
GF&P plans to hire a contractor to collect deeper financial data
PIERRE — The state Game, Fish and Parks Department plans to pay a Florida company to study people's spending on outdoor recreation in South Dakota. The contract will be with Southwick Associates and will cost about $40,000, according to Scott Simpson, GF&P's information and...
December 28, 2015 - 3:31pm
November 17, 2015
OUR VIEW: State needs more game checkpoints
There are far too many poachers, and more needs to be done to prevent these people from intentionally committing these heinous acts. That's why we're proud of South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department's law enforcement agency for its recent work in our area. For 24 hours from...
November 17, 2015 - 4:16pm