GFP Commission Holds May MeetingMay 5, 2023
PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission held their May meeting at Custer State Park.
The Commission proposed the Beaver, Skunk, Opossum, Jackrabbit, Fox, Raccoon, Badger, Mink, Weasel, and Muskrat trapping and hunting seasons with no changes from 2022. By rule, these seasons are finalized.
The Commission opened the Ft. Meade Bureau of Land Management area in Unit WRD-49A to archery only for the Youth deer season.
The Commission opened the Ft. Meade Bureau of Land Management area in Unit WRD-49A to archery only for the Apprentice deer season.
Custer State Park Deer
The Commission removed the Nov. 1-15 archery only restriction for the Custer State Park deer season.
The Commission voted to restrict hunters during the fourth season at Sand Lake National Wildlife Refuge to muzzleloaders without telescopic sights.
West River Deer
The Commission completed an administrative cleanup for Unit WRD-27A (portions of Custer and Fall River counties) and to allow archery only hunting in Ft. Meade Bureau of Land Management Area in Unit WRD-49A.
The Commission increased 3-day temporary nonresident licenses from 2,000 to 2,100 and increased the two 5-day nonresident licenses from 3,750 to 3,950.
To hear the discussion on these proposals, audio from the meeting is available through South Dakota Public Broadcasting and will soon be available on the GFP website as part of the meeting archive.
To see these proposals in their entirety, visit gfp.sd.gov/commission/information.
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 be submitted by 11:59 p.m. CDT on June 3.
The next GFP Commission meeting will be held in Sioux Falls June 8-9.
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