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GFP Commission Proposes Electric Motors Only on Two Black Hills Waters, Trout Limit Change on Border Waters

PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission proposed to limit two waterbodies in the Black Hills to the use of electric motors only.

The city of Rapid City requested the commission limit boaters on Canyon Lake to electric motors and the United States Forest Service requested the same restriction on Bismarck Lake. These waters are utilized by kayakers and canoers and the regulation change would be for safety reasons.

The commission also proposed to change the trout daily limit from 7 to 5 on Nebraska/South Dakota border waters. This would align the daily limit with South Dakota inland and Nebraska border waters.

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