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GFP Harvest and Opinion Surveys Underway

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, January 18, 2017 CONTACT: Emily Kiel at Emily.Kiel@state.sd.us GFP Harvest and Opinion Surveys Underway PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) is currently administering a number of different harvest and opinion surveys regarding the management of wildlife resources across the state. “Harvest and opinion surveys are an important part of wildlife management in South Dakota,” stated Tony Leif, GFP wildlife division director. “The data and ideas received from resident and nonresident hunters and anglers are vital sources of information we use to provide quality customer service and better management of wildlife in our state.” The survey data collected helps determine license numbers and assists the Department and GFP Commission in setting season structures along with the technical and financial components of habitat, access and wildlife depredation programs; which meet current and future management objectives. GFP encourages individuals to complete the surveys either online or via mail as they receive them. “We want to hear from the people we serve. The information obtained by completing these surveys is an important link between our agency and the public. Survey information helps us make appropriate adjustments for next year’s seasons and develop plans for long term management,” concluded Leif. -GFP-