To the Editor: I have a ton of respect for the South Dakota Game Fish & Parks and they usually do a good job. However, I believe they misfired with the deer application proposal for 2019. Personnel from the GF&P office designed this proposal and the GF&P Commission consisting of eight members appointed by the governor will decide its fate. The GF&P conducted five focus groups (45 participates in each) across the state a few months ago. Even though the GF&P rep sugarcoated the proposals, only 46 percent favored them. These groups should have been open to the public.