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game fish and parks
July 1, 2016
Wildlife officials asking for help from salmon anglers
PIERRE (AP) — Wildlife officials in South Dakota are asking salmon anglers for help. The state Game, Fish and Parks Department is encouraging anglers to turn in to wildlife officials the heads of tagged Chinook salmon caught on Lake Oahe and the Oahe tail waters. The tagged fish...
July 1, 2016 - 11:47am
Game, Fish and Parks: Don't forget safety while on the water
PIERRE (AP) — The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department is reminding boaters ahead of the Fourth of July holiday about the importance of safety and responsible alcohol use while on the water. Brandon Gust is a boating law administrator with the department. He says safety...
July 1, 2016 - 11:44am
June 27, 2016
Game, Fish and Parks offers walleye length limit reminders
PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks is reminding anglers fishing for walleye in lakes Sharpe and Francis Case that the 15-inch minimum length limit isn't effective during the months of July and August. In this timeframe, the daily limit is four walleyes without a minimum...
June 27, 2016 - 11:38am
June 24, 2016
Aquatic invasive species checks coming to Missouri River
PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota wildlife officials will be conducting compliance checks along the Missouri River this weekend to ensure that boaters and anglers are following regulations aimed at slowing the spread of invasive species in waterways. The state Game, Fish and Parks Department...
June 24, 2016 - 12:06pm
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