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GFP Commission Rejects Modifications to the Hoop Net, Trap and Setline Regulations





GFP Commission Rejects Modifications to the Hoop Net, Trap and Setline Regulations

 

CHAMBERLAIN, S.D. – The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission discussed several changes to the state’s hoop net, trap and setline regulations.

The changes would have added the James, Vermillion, and Big Sioux Rivers to the list of waters open for use of these gears. In addition, hoop nets and traps would have been added as legal methods of take in west river tributaries of the Missouri River.

Following public testimony, the department recommended the commission not adopt the proposed changes. This recommendation was adopted by the commission, resulting in no change to the current regulations.

The commission also rejected the other five changes proposed for the hoop net, trap, and setline regulations proposed in September. These proposals included adding a definition of setline in administrative rule, amending the administrative rule chapter title to include “traps,” changing check times to midnight on the day following when gears were set, and standardizing border water gear restrictions for hoop nets, traps, and setlines with those for South Dakota inland waters.