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GFP News - february 11, 2015


 

Canada Goose Season Ends,
Light Goose Season Begins

PIERRE, S.D. - South Dakota waterfowl hunters are reminded that the Unit 2 Canada goose season ends this Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015. The South Dakota 2015 Light Goose Conservation Order begins Feb. 14 and ends May 3.

This Conservation Order is issued annually for a spring hunt to control an overabundance of these particular geese. Light geese generally migrate into the eastern one-third of South Dakota in late February to early March.

For more information visit: http://www.gfp.sd.gov/hunting/waterfowl/spring-light-goose.aspx.

Tree Stands Must be removed
from Public Lands by Feb. 15

PIERRE, S.D. - The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) reminds hunters that all tree stands and climbing devices must be removed from lands owned, leased or controlled by GFP by this Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015.

Fish Houses Must be removed by March 1

PIERRE, S.D. - The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) reminds ice anglers that all fish houses, shelters and other structures must be removed from the ice by midnight on Feb. 28, 2015. Fish houses, shelters and other structures may be used after Feb. 28, 2015, but must be removed from the ice on a daily basis.

Gov. Daugaard Proclaims Bald Eagle
Awareness Week in South Dakota

PIERRE, S.D. - Gov. Dennis Daugaard has proclaimed Feb. 23-28, 2015, as Bald Eagle Awareness Week in South Dakota. Free events are scheduled across the state and interested individuals and students have a variety of opportunities to learn more about birds of prey.

On Feb. 26, the Outdoor Campus in Sioux Falls will host an open house with a free program beginning at 6:30 p.m. CST featuring live birds of prey. This free event is presented by educators from the Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota. Visit www.outdoorcampus.org or call 605.362.2777 to register.

On Feb. 27, students at selected schools in Pierre will get to experience presentations on birds of prey. These presentations are not open to the public.

On Feb. 28, the Pierre Ramkota, in conjunction with the KCCR Farm, Home and Sports Show, will host free programs featuring live birds of prey beginning at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. CST. These events are also presented by educators from the Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota.

Also on Feb. 28, the Outdoor Campus in Rapid City will host a free raptor-themed open house.

Bald Eagle Awareness Week is an annual event; sponsored by conservation and outdoor recreation organizations, merchants and conservation agencies to increase public involvement and awareness about bald eagles and other birds of prey.

For more information, visit: http://gfp.sd.gov/outdoor-learning/bald-eagle-awareness-days/default.aspx or contact Casey Heimerl at 605.773.4345. View Gov. Daugaard’s executive proclamation.

-GFP-

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