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GFP Commission Rejects Modifications to Trapping Regulations

October 9, 2019

GFP Commission Rejects Modifications to Trapping Regulations


CHAMBERLAIN, S.D. – The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission denied proposals to modify the period in which a trapper must check their set traps and snares. In response to a public petition and discussion of an alternative approach between the GFP Commission and Department, two alternate proposals were considered.


Between public input and discussion among commissioners, a decision was rendered which led to neither proposal being adopted. In turn, the current regulations remain unchanged and require that all traps and snares East River be checked prior to 12 o’clock midnight of the second full calendar day and all traps and snare West River be checked prior to 12 o’clock midnight of the third full calendar day. Regulations also remain unchanged for any trap or snare entirely submerged in water that remains set beneath the ice, which are to be checked prior to 12 o'clock midnight of the fifth full calendar day statewide, following a previous check or when the trap was initially set.

 

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