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GFP Now Accepts Tag Returns for All Limited Draw/Big Game Seasons
PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) is now accepting tag returns for all big game and limited draw seasons.

Commission Continues Discussion on Grouse and Pheasant Hunting Seasons
PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission continued discussions on their proposal to extend the Prairie Grouse Hunting Season to the end of January at their April meeting.

GFP Commission Proposes Muzzleloader, Refuge Deer Seasons, Decrease in East River Deer Licenses
PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission continued discussions on the Muzzleloader Deer and East River Deer Hunting Seasons at their April meeting.

GFP Commission Proposes Increases to West River Deer Licenses, Decrease to Black Hills and Custer State Park Licenses
PIERRE, S.D. - The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission made changes to their proposed West River and Black Hills Deer Hunting Seasons at their April meeting.

GFP Commission Proposes Increases to West River Deer Licenses, Decrease to Black Hills and Custer State Park Licenses
PIERRE, S.D. - The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission made changes to their proposed West River and Black Hills Deer Hunting Seasons at their April meeting.

GFP Commission Discusses Changes to 2021-2022 Apprentice, Youth and Mentored Deer Hunting Seasons
PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission proposed a simplification of the Youth and Apprentice deer licenses.

GFP Commission Discusses Creation of Disabled Veterans Deer and Pheasant Hunting Seasons
PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission continued discussions on creating an avenue for nonprofit organizations to apply for deer licenses for disabled veterans and purple heart recipients.

GFP Commission Discusses Statewide Deer and Elk Carcass Disposal Rules
PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission continued discussions on a proposal to change the way deer and elk hunters must dispose of carcass remains for the management of chronic wasting disease (CWD).

GFP-NASP 2021 Virtual Tournament Champions Crowned
PIERRE S.D. – In March, young archers from across South Dakota participated virtually to claim top honors in the 2021 National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) State Bullseye and 3D Tournament. The tournaments were sponsored by South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP).

Snapshot South Dakota Winter Contest Winners Announced
PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) announced today the winners for the Snapshot South Dakota winter photo contest. The contest started in January and ended on March 22.


GFP Now Accepts Tag Returns for All Limited Draw/Big Game Seasons
PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) is now accepting tag returns for all big game and limited draw seasons.


“Go Forth” Program Encourages South Dakota Youth to Get Outdoors
PIERRE, S.D. – Fourteen thousand fourth graders in South Dakota will get a special taste of summer freedom through the South Dakota Game, Fish, and Parks’ (GFP) “Go Forth” program.

2021 Nest Predator Bounty Program Begins Today
PIERRE, S.D. – Today, the South Dakota Game, Fish, and Parks (GFP) will kick off the third year of the Nest Predator Bounty program as part of Gov. Noem’s Second Century Initiative. Tails from raccoon, striped skunk, badger, red fox, and opossum will be eligible for $10 per-tail payments with a maximum total payout of $500,000. The per-tail payment is an increase from $5 per-tail last year.