GFP Commission Proposes Fur Dealer Rule Changes

May 7, 2018

PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission proposed to create a new rule requiring all fur dealers to list employees/agents on their application who will purchase or contract to purchase fur-bearing animals. In addition, it also allows the department to refuse the issuance of a license to a fur dealer with an employee/agent who has received a suspension or revocation of their fur dealer’s license or who has been denied issuance of a license.

The rule is similar to a rule change the Commission passed earlier this year for commercial bait dealers.

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 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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