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Acting within its legislative mandates, the Commission serves as the advocate and liaison between the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks and its stakeholders - the people of South Dakota. The Commission consists of eight members, appointed by the Governor for four year terms.

All South Dakota state government boards and commissions are subject to the conflicts of interest disclosure requirements contained in Chapter 3-23 of the South Dakota Codified Laws. The GFP Commission will comply with the requirements of this law by following a procedure for the conflict of interest disclosure. At the beginning of each GFP Commission meeting, the chair will read paragraphs 1 through 5 and ask if any commissioner has a conflict that needs to be disclosed. If any commissioner discloses a conflict, the chair will finish reading paragraphs 6 through 9. Then the commission will consider and act upon the conflict.

april Meeting

The rules finalized by the GFP Commission at the April 6-7, 2017, meeting are not in effect due to a Department error to follow statute procedures. The facility use fees for Good Earth State Park and the rule changes for terminally ill hunters will be re-proposed on May 4-5, 2017, in Custer State Park. The existing elk hunting season rules remain unchanged.

April 6-7, 2017
Ramkota Convention Center
Watertown, SD

MAy Meeting

May 4-5, 2017
Blue Bell Lodge
Custer State Park
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