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GFP News - August 11, 2014

SD Spearfishing Rules and Regs Reminder

Underwater spearfishing is a popular pursuit for many SCUBA divers in the Pierre and Ft. Pierre communities. The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) would like to remind spearfishing anglers and boaters of rules and regulations pertaining to diving on Lakes Oahe and Sharpe.

General rules that apply to diving and spearfishing:

Rules specific to boating near diver-down flags:

Rules specific to Lake Sharpe:

Divers on the Missouri River and reservoirs are also reminded to review pertinent federal rules and regulations that may govern where diving is allowed. For a detailed description of South Dakota’s rules, please review the spearing and archery sections of the GFP Fishing Handbook.


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