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GFP News - march 15, 2016


Open house on 2016-2017 Elk Hunting Seasons

PIERRE, S.D. - The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) will host an open house meeting on March 24, 2016, from 6-9 p.m. MDT at the Outdoor Campus in Rapid City to discuss the 2016 and 2017 elk hunting seasons proposed by the GFP Commission earlier this month.

The meeting will consist of round table discussions on elk research, Custer State Park elk management, 2016 elk aerial survey information, elk recruitment and survival studies, elk population model projections, the elk license drawing process and information on elk damage programs for landowners.

For more information on the elk hunting season proposals, visit

There is also an online presentation regarding elk updates and season recommendations at


Parks and Wildlife Foundation Launches New Website

PIERRE, S.D. - The South Dakota Parks and Wildlife Foundation recently launched a new website. The improved site features current projects, the latest foundation news and an online giving option.

"Website users will notice a fresh look and feel to the website with images of some of our current high profile projects," said Wayne Winter, executive director of the Parks and Wildlife Foundation. "Much of the information on the old website has been condensed, so users can navigate the site more efficiently."

Individuals can visit the website to view progress on the foundation’s projects including the new visitor center at Custer State Park, development of the new Good Earth State Park at Blood Run and more.

The Parks and Wildlife Foundation is an independent, 501(c)(3) charitable organization working in partnership with the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks.

View the Parks and Wildlife Foundation website at



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