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SOUTH DAKOTA GAME FISH AND PARKS DEPARTMENT

Beyond the number of licenses, the proposal aims to significantly expand the areas where fall turkey hunting is permitted.
The commission met to finalize four proposals and begin discussion on seven other wildlife proposals.
Boys and girls from around the area take aim at some clay targets.
Commission sought to make rules consistent across entire reservoir throughout the year

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More access sought for prairie elk hunting season
The commission voted unanimously to leave the current boundaries stand as is.
Many species of critical members of freshwater ecosystems may be vanishing within state
Two Charles Mix County poultry operations reported outbreaks of avian flu, the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department said on Friday. Canadian and Snow Geese also have been infected.
A plan to spend $2.5 million on a public shooting range in a rural area east of Rapid City has drawn complaints from area landowners but strong support from the region's recreational shooters.
The House agriculture committee approved sending the funding request to the joint appropriations committee. Ranchers say airborne hunting -- a pilot and a gunner -- are needed to thin a coyote population threatening livestock.

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State law already allows for using moonlight to aide in night hunting on public lands. The new bill, brought by Sen. Mike Rohl, R-Aberdeen, allows for night vision for persons hunting after sunset, but not artificial light.
The South Dakota House agriculture committee sent a revised $5 million bill to grow the campground at the Black Hills park to the 41st day on a 9-3 vote

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