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2015 nonresident Waterfowl work group

In 2014, the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) was directed by the Senate Ag and Natural Resouce Committee to assemble a work group to address nonresident waterfowl licenses. This direction was given to us when HB1185 was passed; which transferred the authority to set license allocations to the GFP Commission.

The purpose of the Nonresident Waterfowl License Work Group is to assist the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) on reviewing the allocation of nonresident waterfowl licenses.

The groups consists of the following members: Representative Dick Werner, Representative Spencer Hawley, Senator Bill Van Gerpen, Chuck Dieter, Chris Hesla, Norb Barrie, Larry Steffen, GFP Commissioner Gary Jensen and GFP Commissioner Paul Dennert.

Work group information

Commission Action on recommendations

On June 5, 2015, the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks’ (GFP) Commission unanimously rejected the nonresident waterfowl proposal; with the exception of creating 100 nonresident youth licenses valid during the two-day youth waterfowl hunting season.

The Commission also established an associated fee of $10 for nonresident youth who draw a license valid for the youth season only. Youth who receive a nonresident license valid during the regular season would continue to pay the same fee as adults.

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