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2018 Fall Turkey Hunting Season Finalized

The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission finalized the 2018 fall turkey hunting season; offering 355 fewer prairie unit licenses and 200 fewer Black Hills turkey licenses.

GFP Commission Changed Several State Refuges and Boating Restrictions

The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission made several changes to refuges and seasonal no boating areas to focus on increasing recreational opportunities and simplifying regulations to make it easier for sportsmen and women to participate in the outdoors in these areas.

GFP Commission Finalizes Fish Harvest Restrictions on Reetz Lake

As part of an access agreement with the landowners of Reetz Lake, the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission agreed to change fish harvest restrictions on the non-meandered water body.

GFP Commission Proposes a Change to Drawing Structure for Deer Hunting Licenses

A South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission proposal would require deer hunters to choose among six deer hunting seasons in the first draw period for deer hunting licenses.

GFP Commission Proposes Changes to Seasonal Boating on Indian Springs in Clark County

The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission proposed changes to a Clark county water body, Indian Springs, regarding its seasonal boating restrictions.

GFP Eases Archery Equipment Restrictions

The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission removed several archery equipment restrictions at their July meeting in Pierre.

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