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Commission Continues Discussion on Grouse and Pheasant Hunting Seasons

PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission continued discussions on their proposal to extend the Prairie Grouse Hunting Season to the end of January at their April meeting.

GFP Commission Discusses Changes to 2021-2022 Apprentice, Youth and Mentored Deer Hunting Seasons

PIERRE, S.D. –  The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission proposed a simplification of the Youth and Apprentice deer licenses.

GFP Commission Discusses Creation of Disabled Veterans Deer and Pheasant Hunting Seasons

PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission continued discussions on creating an avenue for nonprofit organizations to apply for deer licenses for disabled veterans and purple heart recipients.

GFP Commission Discusses Statewide Deer and Elk Carcass Disposal Rules

PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission continued discussions on a proposal to change the way deer and elk hunters must dispose of carcass remains for the management of chronic wasting disease (CWD).

GFP Commission Proposes Increases to West River Deer Licenses; Decrease to Black Hills and Custer State Park Licenses

PIERRE, S.D. - The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission made changes to their proposed West River and Black Hills Deer Hunting Seasons at their April meeting.

GFP Commission Proposes Muzzleloader, Refuge Deer Seasons; Decrease in East River Deer Licenses

PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission continued discussions on the Muzzleloader Deer and East River Deer Hunting Seasons at their April meeting.

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