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GFP Commission Proposes Additional Missouri River Tailrace Spearfishing Opportunity





PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission proposed to extend spearfishing for gamefish on the Missouri River at their July meeting.

The proposal would allow the spearing of gamefish on the Missouri River from the Nebraska/South Dakota border to the Ft. Randall Dam from May 1 – March 31. This would align with current gamefish spearfishing season dates below other Missouri River dams.

The commission also proposed to extend gamefish spearing hours to end one-half hour after sunset. This would allow for additional opportunity for gamefish spearing. Rough fish spearing is currently allowed 24 hours a day.

Individuals can comment online at gfp.sd.gov/forms/positions or mail comments to 523 E. Capitol Ave., Pierre, SD 57501.

To be included in the public record and to be considered by the commission, comments must include a full name and city of residence and meet the submission deadline of 72 hours before the public hearing (not including the day of the public hearing).

The next GFP Commission meeting will be held Sept. 2-3, tentatively at the Outdoor Campus West in Rapid City.