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GFP Commission Proposes Use of Rifles on Private Land During West River Prairie Spring Turkey Season

November 14, 2019

GFP Commission Proposes Use of Rifles on Private Land During West River Prairie Spring Turkey Season 


WATERTOWN, S.D. – The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission proposed to allow the use of rifles on private land for the West River spring turkey prairie hunting units. Currently, the use of rifles is not allowed for any spring turkey hunting. This proposal would continue to exclude use of rifles on private land enrolled in the Walk-In Area Program and the entire Black Hills unit.


To comment in person, the public hearing will be held Dec. 12 at 2 p.m. CST at the Prairie Events Center in Madison. Individuals can comment online at gfp.sd.gov/forms/positions or mail them to 523 E. Capitol Ave., Pierre, SD 57501. 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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