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South Dakota's Deer Management Plan Available for Review until May 5





PIERRE, S.D. - The public still has time to review the draft South Dakota White-Tailed Deer and Mule Deer Management Plan for 2017-2023. South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) has extended the public comment period until May 5.

"Due to the overwhelming response and interest by the public, the GFP Commission has provided this additional time for public review and comment," stated Chad Switzer, wildlife program administrator. "In addition, an overview of the draft plan including highlighted strategies and a summary of the public input process has been made available on online."

The plan will be considered for adoption by the GFP Commission at their June meeting in Chamberlain.

This draft plan overview, an abbreviated and full version of the draft management plan, and information from the stakeholder group meetings can be found online at http://gfp.sd.gov/hunting/big-game/deer/deer-management-plan.aspx. Written comments on the draft plan can be sent to 523 E. Capitol Ave., Pierre, S.D. 57501, or emailed to DeerPlan@state.sd.us. Comments must be received by May 5, 2017, and need to include your full name and city of residence.

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GFP Mission: The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks provides sustainable outdoor recreational opportunities through responsible management of our state’s parks, fisheries and wildlife by fostering partnerships, cultivating stewardship and safely connecting people with the outdoors.