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COMMISSION RETAINS CURRENT RULES FOR SPRING TURKEY SEASON





PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission deadlocked on a proposal allowing the use of rifles to hunt turkeys on private land during the West River spring turkey season.

After much discussion and public testimony, four commissioners voted in favor and four commissioners voted against the proposal, leaving the current regulation in place which does not allow the use of rifles during the spring turkey season.