GFP Commission Holds November Meeting

November 3, 2023

PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission held their November Meeting at Prairie Shores Resort and Event Center in Madison November 2.

Nonresident One-Day Fishing License

The Commission tabled action on the one-day nonresident fishing license. Since 2020, there has been a spike in one-day nonresident fishing licenses. Assessments of these license sales indicate some individuals are taking advantage of the license structure to obtain multiple licenses while exempting themselves from purchasing the Habitat Stamp.

The Commission intends to reevaluate ideas that emerged during the additional public comment opportunity regarding this license option and bring this topic back at a later date. The one-day nonresident license remains available to nonresident anglers at this time.

Public Comment Opportunity and Upcoming Meeting

To hear the discussion on any of the topics on the agenda, 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. 

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To be included in the public record and to be considered by the Commission, public comments must include a full name and city of residence and be submitted by 11:59 p.m. CDT on December 3.

The next GFP Commission meeting will be held in Fort Pierre December 7-8.


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