GFP Commission Accepts Petition to Extend Youth Pheasant Season

March 13, 2020

PIERRE, S.D. – At their March meeting, the Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission proposed to extend the youth pheasant season to include two full weekends. The proposal originated through the public petition process.

The petitioner cited the commitments of school activities and academics as barriers that prevent youth from using weekdays to hunt during the youth-specific season.

To comment in person, the public hearing will be held April 2 at 2 p.m. CDT at Good Earth State Park located at 26924 480th Avenue in Sioux Falls. Oral testimony can also be provided remotely at this time, via conference call at the GFP Rapid City Regional Office (Outdoor Campus West) 4130 Adventure Trail, Rapid City, SD, at the GFP Watertown Regional Office 400 West Kemp, Watertown, SD, or at the GFP Main Office, Foss Building, 523 E. Capitol Ave., Pierre, SD.

Individuals can comment online at 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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