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Registration is Open for Second Annual Summer Trek and Youth Conservation Camp, GFP-NASP 2022 Tournament Crowns Champions

Registration is Open for Second Annual Summer Trek on the Mickelson Trail 

PIERRE, S.D. – The deadline for early registration into the Second Annual Summer Trek is approaching. Those registering before April 20 receive a jersey included with registration. Bicyclists can sign up online at mickelsontrail.com.

South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks officials encourage bicyclists to register early to ensure spots in the Trek, which will be held June 14-16, 2022. The ride is limited to 600 participants.

The supported ride highlights the George S. Mickelson Trail as it winds through the heart of the Black Hills, from Edgemont to Lead/Deadwood. The ride is open to everyone 14-years-old or older.

Riders on the Trek will cover the entire 109 miles of the trail over three days, from Tuesday, June 14, through Thursday, June 16, 2022.

Registration before April 20 with jersey is $200. Registration after April 20 is $250, but jersey is not available. The registration fee for the three-day ride includes day passes, shuttle service, refreshments, meal, and snacks during each day's ride. Riders are responsible for accommodations and mechanical support.

Pre-registration is required and may be completed online by visiting mickelsontrail.com and following the “Summer Trek” link. The registration cutoff is May 1, 2022. For more information on the Mickelson Trail or the three-day Summer Trek, visit mickelsontrail.com or contact the Black Hills Trails office at 605.584.3896.


Registration Open for Youth Conservation Camp

PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota Wildlife Federation (SDWF) and South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) invite high school students interested in hunting, fishing, and conservation to register for Youth Conservation Camp June 5-11 at Bob Marshall Camp in Custer.

“This is a great opportunity for high school students to spend a week in the Black Hills learning about conservation, resource management, shooting sports, hunting, fishing, and hiking,” said Maggie Lindsey, Education Services Coordinator for GFP. “The kids build lifelong friendships with others from across the state.”

Register online at sdwf.org/camp. Registration is open to students who have completed eighth grade or are currently in grades 9-11.

Limited scholarships are available. Learn more about scholarships by contacting Bob Shafer at hunterbob1@abe.midco.net


GFP-NASP 2022 Tournament Crowns Champions

PIERRE S.D. – Young archers from across South Dakota gathered at Black Hills State University in Spearfish on April 1 to claim top honors in the 2022 National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) State Bullseye and 3D Tournament. NASP in South Dakota is sponsored by South Dakota Game, Fish, and Parks (GFP).

Top individuals and teams in the Elementary, Middle School, and High School Divisions received trophies and overall top individual scores were awarded customized bows supplied by GFP. The top ten male and female archers in each division of the Bullseye tournament qualify for the national NASP Tournament. The top team in each division will also qualify for the national tournament.

To view full results for both individuals and teams, visit nasptournaments.org and click on the “tournaments” tab. Select “South Dakota” and navigate to see the results for both the Bullseye and 3D tournament.

For more information about NASP and how to get your school involved, contact Brandon Maahs at brandon.maahs@state.sd.us.