Wildlife Damage Management Meetings

Wildlife Damage Management Virtual Meeting and Listening Session

South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks invites you to attend one of four virtual listening sessions with landowners and producers across the state. If you’ve experienced wildlife damage on your property or operation, we want to hear how we can modify our current programs and services to better meet the needs of landowners and producers. This is an opportunity to discuss what services are working and what areas need improvement. Each virtual listening session will cover topics related to the respective geographic areas:

  • Western South Dakota: Predator Control, Elk Depredation, Deer Depredation, Prairie Dog Control
  • Central South Dakota: Predator Control and Deer Depredation
  • Southeast South Dakota: Predator Control, Deer Depredation, Canada Goose Depredation
  • Northeast South Dakota: Predator Control, Deer Depredation, Canada Goose Depredation

Discussion topics include:

  • Brief overview of current programs and services
  • Assist GFP in determining the future of its Wildlife Damage Management program and services
  • Assist GFP with the development of program goals and objectives
  • Help GFP shape how the success of these programs/services is evaluated
  • Additional questions and answers

SOUTHEAST SOUTH DAKOTA | Wednesday, August 12, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. CT

Join Zoom Meeting

Call In Option: 1.669.900.9128

Meeting ID: 999 5786 5665

Password: 255400

NORTHEAST SOUTH DAKOTA | Thursday, August 13, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. CT

Join Zoom Meeting

Call In Option: 1.669.900.9128

Meeting ID: 945 5559 4471

Password: 925810


Presented By: Kelly Hepler, Secretary of Game, Fish and Parks

Key Staff: Kevin Robling, Tom Kirschenmann, Keith Fisk

Additional Staff: John Kanta, Mark Ohm, Emmett Keyser, Mike Klosowski, Emily Kiel, Jona Ohm

Moderator: Arden Petersen

Attendees: Landowners, Livestock Producers, Stakeholders

The focus of these meetings is to hear directly from landowners and producers who experience wildlife damage on their properties or operations. People may participate in any of these virtual meetings, regardless of their location in South Dakota.

*** SUBMIT YOUR QUESTIONS IN ADVANCE TO Arden.Petersen@state.sd.us ***

While there is an opportunity to ask questions verbally during the virtual Zoom meetings, please share your questions in advance. This will allow us to keep things running smoothly and on time.

NOTE: You do not have to connect to the actual video conference part of this meeting. You also have the option of calling in using the phone number and ID codes listed above.