GFP Commission Proposed to Allow Armed AccompanimentMay 7, 2018
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PIERRE, S.D. - A proposal by the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission would allow archers to carry firearms with them while bow hunting, provided they have a firearm big game license valid for the same geographic area and time of year as the archery license.
Another proposal would also allow for an armed non-bowhunter to accompany them. Under this proposal, the firearm hunter would need to possess a firearm big game license valid for the same geographic area and time of year as the archery license.
The GFP Commission will consider the adoption of this proposal on June 7 in Aberdeen. To comment in person, the public hearing will be held June 7 in Aberdeen at 2 p.m. CDT. Individuals can also provide written comments on proposals by sending them to 523 E. Capitol Ave., Pierre, SD 57501, or online at https://gfp.sd.gov/forms/positions/. To be included in the public record and to be considered by the Commission, comments must include a full name and city of residence and meet the submission deadline of 72 hours before the public hearing (not including the day of the public hearing).
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