GFP News - September 11, 2012
- GFP Offers Continuing Education Hours to Teachers
- Canada Goose Opportunities Extend Through September
GFP Offers Continuing Education Hours To Teachers
PIERRE, S.D. - South Dakota teachers who need Continuing Education hours can now attain them through two programs sponsored by the Game, Fish and Parks Department.
Not only will teachers receive hours to apply toward re-certification, but they also may become eligible to receive thousands of dollars worth of free outdoor recreation equipment.
Teachers have two options to get their continuing education hours through GFP. By attending and successfully completing either a National Archery in the Schools Program or HuntSAFE in the Schools training, teachers make themselves eligible for hours.
"GFP is extremely pleased to offer these training opportunities to South Dakota teachers and schools," said Jason Kool, GFP's HuntSAFE Coordinator. "Participating in these programs not only helps teachers with re-certification, but will also be an asset to their students and their communities."
Archery training sessions are currently scheduled for Aberdeen on Oct. 13 and Rapid City on Oct. 19.
Training sessions for the HuntSAFE in the Schools Program are scheduled for Sept. 19 in Pierre and Oct. 15 in Sioux Falls.
To register for training or for questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 605.220.2130. The training is open to all educators in South Dakota.
Canada Goose Opportunities Extend Through September
PIERRE, S.D. - South Dakota goose hunters have two additional opportunities to consider as part of their September Early Canada Goose hunting season.
First, the Sportsmen Against Hunger program is able to offer an incentive through cooperating meat processors in South Dakota to process Canada geese harvested during the early season, which runs through Sept. 30. Geese may be taken to cooperators and processed at no fee for geese contributed to Sportsmen Against Hunger for distribution to the needy.
About 4,000 Canada geese were donated through the program during the August Management Take season.
For information on participating meat processors, visit the Sportsmen Against Hunter website at http://www.feedtheneedsd.com/goose-processors.php
In addition, the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department invites hunters to introduce family members, friends or neighbors to goose hunting and have an opportunity to win prizes.
Enter GFP's "(re)Introduce The Sport" giveaway. It provides a great opportunity to take a new hunter or help a former waterfowl hunter re-connect with the sport.
Hunters who introduce others to goose hunting may enter a drawing for a chance to win several prizes.
Hunters may enter once for every new hunter they take hunting during the Early Canada Goose season. A new hunter is defined as someone who did not possess a South Dakota migratory bird certification in 2011.
Prizes include a Benelli Vinci 3-inch shotgun, a dozen full-body Dakota Field goose decoys, and a dozen Dakota Field shell goose decoys.
To enter, send an e-mail to email@example.com with a picture of both the experienced and new hunter; and names, addresses and phone numbers of both.
Again, the September Canada Goose season closes on Sept. 30.