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COMMISSION CONSIDERS THE USE OF RIFLES FOR WEST RIVER, PRIVATE LAND SPRING TURKEY SEASON

January 23, 2020

COMMISSION CONSIDERS THE USE OF RIFLES FOR WEST RIVER, PRIVATE LAND SPRING TURKEY SEASON

PIERRE, S.D. – At their December meeting, the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission accepted a proposal that would allow the use of rifles to hunt turkeys on private land during the West River spring turkey season.

The commission wishes to hear additional public comment on this proposal and plans to take action at their next meeting, which will be held March 5-6 in Pierre.

The proposal came at the request of one of the commissioners.

To comment in person, the public hearing will be held March 5 at 2 p.m. CST at the Ramkota Convention Center in Pierre. Individuals can comment online at gfp.sd.gov/forms/positions or mail comments 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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