GFP Commission Proposes to Eliminate Group Size Hunting Restrictions; Elimination of Preference Point Timeframe Rule

May 7, 2018

PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota pheasant hunters would no longer be restricted to hunting with 20 people or less if a proposal from the state’s Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission is passed in June.

The Commission also proposed to eliminate the rule that would forfeit any preference points accumulated after five years of not applying for a certain season.

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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