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Business Opportunity Available at Spring Creek Recreation Area

South Dakota, Game Fish and Parks PIERRE, S.D. – -(Ammoland.com)-  According to the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP), entrepreneurs interested in operating Spring Creek Resort located at Spring Creek Recreation Area north of Pierre, South Dakota, can now begin submitting their proposals. “Spring Creek is a popular destination for anglers, boaters, and families,” said Katie Ceroll, director of the state parks and recreation. “The area provides excellent access to fishing, boating and o...
Tags: Guns, South Dakota, Parks, Pierre, Spring Creek, Conservation News, South Dakota Game Fish and Parks, Fort Pierre, Pierre South Dakota, Parks GFP, Katie Ceroll, Spring Creek Recreation Area, Spring Creek Resort, Lake Oahe With, Lake Oahe About South Dakota


SD Game, Fish and Parks Celebrates New Year with First Day Hikes Across the State

South Dakota, Game Fish, and Parks PIERRE, S.D. –-(Ammoland.com)-South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) encourages those with New Year’s resolutions on health and happiness to kick off 2019 with a First Day Hike at a state park. On January 1, all 50 states will be participating in the seventh annual national event that encourages everyone to celebrate the New Year with a guided outdoor exploration. “We are excited to host First Day Hikes as part of this national effort to get people outdoo...
Tags: Guns, South Dakota, Parks, Lewis, Brandon, Canton, Mickelson Trail, Brookings, Yankton, Custer, Conservation News, South Dakota Game Fish and Parks, Parks GFP, Katie Ceroll, Milton Massachusetts, Clark Recreation Area


South Dakota GFP Receives Grant to Help Curb Poaching

South Dakota GFP Receives Grant to Help Curb Poaching PIERRE, S.D. -(Ammoland.com)- South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) recently received money to purchase a turkey decoy thanks to a grant from International Wildlife Crimestoppers, Inc.The decoy will be used to help curb poaching during turkey hunting seasons.The decoy is a strutting male turkey with a swivel base and robotic tail and includes a turkey skin that covers the decoy.“We are both honored and excited about the grant,” said Cory ...
Tags: Guns, Turkey, South Dakota, Miller, GFP, Flor, Hunting News, South Dakota Game Fish and Parks, Parks GFP, International Wildlife Crimestoppers Inc, Cory Flor


South Dakota GFP Seek Comments on Mountain Lion Management Plan

Mountain Lion PIERRE, S.D. -(Ammoland.com)- The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) is seeking comments on the 2010-2015 mountain lion management plan prior to drafting the next management plan.All individuals interested in mountain lion management in South Dakota have from now through November 15, 2017, to provide suggestions and comments on the plan in its current form.These comments will assist the GFP in determining additional public involvement and identifying topics that need to be c...
Tags: Guns, South Dakota, GFP, Mountain Lions, Conservation News, South Dakota Game Fish and Parks, Wildlife Management, GFP Commission, Parks GFP


South Dakota Hunters Asked to Guard Against Wildfires this Fall

South Dakota Hunters Asked to Guard Against Wildfires this Fall PIERRE, S.D. -(Ammoland.com)- The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) is asking hunters going into the field this fall to be diligent in preventing and detecting fires under the extreme dry conditions in certain parts of the state.Tom Kirschenmann, assistant director for the Division of Wildlife, stressed that hunters are helpful in preventing and catching fires early.“Hunters are among our very best fire-prevention tools,” he...
Tags: Guns, South Dakota, Hunting, Division of Wildlife, Hunting News, South Dakota Game Fish and Parks, Parks GFP, Tom Kirschenmann, Kirschenmann


Input Requested on Current South Dakota Duck Hunting Regulations

Utah Duck PIERRE, S.D. -(Ammoland.com)- South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) is currently reaching out to duck hunters asking for input on current hunting season regulations, primarily season dates, bag limits and hunting zone boundaries.Public meetings that include a short presentation, a question/answer session and a short survey will be held at the following locations:September 13: Lake Andes, Community Center, 6 p.m.September 14: Yankton, Fire Hall #2, 7 p.m.September 19: Brookings, Out...
Tags: Utah, Guns, South Dakota, Hunting, Shooting Industry News, Waterfowl, South Dakota Game Fish and Parks, Parks GFP, Lake Andes Community Center, Yankton Fire Hall, Aberdeen Brown County Sportsmen 's Club


South Dakota State Park to Host Annual Buffalo Roundup, Arts Festival

Custer State Park PIERRE, S.D. -(Ammoland.com)- The South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) will host the 52nd annual Buffalo Roundup and 24th annual Arts Festival in Custer State Park later this month.The Buffalo Roundup begins at 9:30 a.m. MDT on Friday, Sept. 29. The Arts Festival will run from Thursday, Sept. 28, through Saturday, Sept. 30.“Each year, the Buffalo Roundup brings up to 20,000 spectators from around the world to Custer State Park to view the park’s 1,300 buffalo...
Tags: Guns, South Dakota, Facebook Twitter, Custer State Park, Shooting Industry News, South Dakota Game Fish and Parks, Outdoor Education Center, Parks GFP, Custer State Park Visitor Center, Peter Norbeck Outdoor Education Center, South Dakota State Park, State Game Lodge, Buffalo Roundup, Katie Ceroll director of the Division of Parks, Wildlife Loop Road, Jim Hagen Secretary of the Department of Tourism


South Dakota GFP to Host Fall Events Across the State

South Dakota State Parks PIERRE, S.D. -(Ammoland.com)- South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) is celebrating fall by hosting events in state parks this weekend.Fall in the Park at Lewis and Clark, Lewis and Clark Recreation Area near Yankton, Saturday, Sept. 16, 1-5 p.m. CT. The event will include an obstacle course, outdoor cooking, mini golf, crafts, games, BB gun shooting and archery. Info: 605.668.2985.Harvest Festival, Good Earth State Park near Sioux Falls, Saturday, Sept. 16, 4 p.m. CT...
Tags: Guns, Park, South Dakota, Lewis, Lake City, Sioux Falls, Yankton, State Parks, Conservation News, South Dakota Game Fish and Parks, Clark Lewis, Parks GFP, South Dakota State Parks, Clark Recreation Area, Host Fall Events Across the State, Earth State Park


South Dakota: Landowners and Hunters Asked to Report Dead Deer

South Dakota: Landowners and Hunters Asked to Report Dead Deer PIERRE, S.D. –-(Ammoland.com)- South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) has documented the first deer mortalities in 2017 due to hemorrhagic disease, also known as epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD) or blue tongue. EHD was recently confirmed by laboratory analysis in a white-tailed deer in eastern Harding County and a white-tailed deer in western Butte County.This disease is common in white-tailed deer and is typically detected in ...
Tags: Guns, South Dakota, Deer, Butte County, GFP, Conservation News, South Dakota Game Fish and Parks, Parks GFP, Harding County, EHD


South Dakota Elk Contingency Licenses to be Determined for 2017

Elk PIERRE, S.D. -(Ammoland.com)- The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) is working on a recommendation regarding this year’s use of elk contingency licenses for the GFP Commission to take action on in Sioux Falls next week.“Due to this year’s dry conditions, the Department will use a variety of sources to help generate a recommendation for the GFP Commission to consider; including a decision-making tool assessed by an outside stakeholder group,” stated Tom Kirschenmann deputy director of...
Tags: Guns, US, South Dakota, Sioux Falls, US Forest Service, GFP, Elk, Black Hills, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Hunting News, South Dakota Game Fish and Parks, GFP Commission, Hunting License, Parks GFP, Tom Kirschenmann, GFP Wildlife Division


Archery Training in South Dakota Schools Continues to Grow

Kansas Students Compete In NASP State Archery Tournament PIERRE, S.D. -(Ammoland.com)- The National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP), sponsored by South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP), currently has 293 schools trained in the program with approximately 20,000 students participating each year.GFP hosts an eight-hour safety and proficiency training for educators free of cost.Upon completion of the training, educators are eligible to receive free archery equipment to conduct the program i...
Tags: Guns, South Dakota, Kansas, GFP, NASP, Shooting Industry News, National Archery in the Schools Program, Schools Program NASP, South Dakota Game Fish and Parks, Parks GFP, Patrick Klotzbach, Klotzbach


Deer Camp Available for First Time South Dakota Youth Deer Hunters

Deer Camp Available for First Time South Dakota Youth Deer Hunters PRESHO, S.D. -(Ammoland.com)- Ten first-time deer hunters will have the opportunity to participate in a managed youth deer hunt and camp on Sept. 23-24 at the Snake Den Lodge in Presho.The Lyman, Jones and Tripp county Pheasants Forever chapters in partnership with the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) are hosting a free event that is open to first-time youth deer hunters between the ages of 10 and 15. Participants must b...
Tags: Guns, South Dakota, Jones County, Lyman, Tripp, Deer Hunting, Hunting News, South Dakota Game Fish and Parks, Youth Hunting, Parks GFP, Snake Den Lodge, Lyman Jones, Spencer Downey, Presho


South Dakota’s 2017 Pheasant Brood Survey Results Are In

Pheasant PIERRE, S.D. -(Ammoland.com)- The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) has completed the annual pheasant brood survey and the results show a significant decrease in the statewide pheasants-per-mile (PPM) index from 2016.The 2017 statewide PPM index is 1.68, down from last year’s index of 3.05.“While this news is disappointing, it is not unexpected,” stated Kelly Hepler, GFP department secretary. “The difficult winter weather and subsequent drought conditions in various parts of the...
Tags: Guns, South Dakota, GFP, Hunting News, South Dakota Game Fish and Parks, Kelly Hepler, Parks GFP, Pheasants, Hepler, Hepler South Dakota


Turn In Poachers Program Paying Off in South Dakota

South Dakota Encourages Residents To Turn In Poachers PIERRE, S.D. -(Ammoland.com)- As summer comes to an end and hunting seasons ramp-up, South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) is asking citizens to make the call to the Turn In Poachers (TIPs) hotline if they observe illegal hunting, fishing or trapping activity.“During the annual reporting period from July 1, 2016, through June 30, 2017, the TIPs program resulted in 364 investigations leading to 227 arrests, $32,000 in fines and $17,600 in ...
Tags: Guns, South Dakota, Tips, Poaching, Keeton, GFP, Hunting News, South Dakota Game Fish and Parks, Parks GFP, Joe Keeton


GFP Launches New Interactive Online Tool about South Dakota Birds

South Dakota Birds PIERRE, S.D. -(Ammoland.com)- The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) launched a new interactive online tool featuring the results of a five-year field project about breeding birds.The online tool is an updated version of South Dakota’s Breeding Bird Atlas providing information on which bird species nest in the state, where they can be found and what habitats they need during the breeding season; including 13 new species found during the field project.Highlights include ...
Tags: Guns, Birds, South Dakota, Rockies, GFP, Conservation News, South Dakota Game Fish and Parks, Parks GFP, South Dakota Birds, South Dakota Izaak Walton League


South Dakota State Parks to Host Outdoor Activities August 11-13

South Dakota Goose PIERRE, S.D. -(Ammoland.com)- South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) is hosting events this weekend for kids and adults alike. The events offer a variety opportunities to spend time outdoors.Friday, August 11Watercraft Exploration, Chief White Crane Recreation Area, Yankton, 4-7 p.m. CT. Info: 605.668.2985 Saturday, August 12RiverKid Spring Triathlon, Farm Island Recreation Area, Pierre, 8:30 a.m. CT. Info: 605.773.2885Star Gazing, Good Earth State Park at Blood Run, Sioux ...
Tags: Guns, Conservation, South Dakota, Bruce, Conservation News, South Dakota Game Fish and Parks, Parks GFP, South Dakota State Parks, Richmond Lake Recreation Area Aberdeen, Oakwood Lakes State Park, White Crane Recreation Area Yankton, Triathlon Farm Island Recreation Area Pierre, Blood Run Sioux Falls, Nature Preserve North Sioux City, Bike Rodeo Lake Poinsett Recreation Area Arlington, Star Party Palisades State Park Garretson


South Dakota GFP Offers Free Archery Training to Educators

South Dakota GFP Offers Free Archery Training to Educators PIERRE, S.D. -(Ammoland.com)- South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) recently announced an upcoming training for the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP).The NASP program allows schools in South Dakota to incorporate archery in their school curriculum safely and at no cost to the local school district. Home school parents are also encouraged to attend the training at no cost.NASP training is currently scheduled for Wednesday...
Tags: Guns, South Dakota, Archery, NASP, Archery News, National Archery, Outdoor Adventure Center, South Dakota Game Fish and Parks, Parks GFP


Sign Up Now for South Dakota HuntSAFE Courses

South Dakota Deer PIERRE, S.D. -(Ammoland.com)- South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) is currently taking registration for HuntSAFE classes. Classes are held statewide throughout the year.Registration for most classes is available online.HuntSAFE courses are classes designed to teach students the importance of firearm safety. Students will participate in multiple in-person sessions that will provide the students with the knowledge and skills relative to hunting and hunter safety.To be eligib...
Tags: Guns, South Dakota, Classes, Hunting News, South Dakota Game Fish and Parks, Parks GFP, Patrick Klotzbach, Parks HuntSAFE


South Dakota GFP Bovine Tuberculosis Test Returns Negative Result

Cow PIERRE, S.D. -(Ammoland.com)- In response to a March 2017 discovery of bovine tuberculosis (TB) in a Harding county livestock herd, the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) conducted an immediate wildlife surveillance effort to determine if TB was present in area wildlife.Test results from the National Veterinary Services Laboratories for bovine tuberculosis were negative for the 55 white-tailed deer, 56 mule deer, 42 pronghorn, 37 coyotes and nine raccoons collected from western Hardin...
Tags: Guns, South Dakota, Tb, GFP, National Veterinary Services Laboratories, Conservation News, South Dakota Game Fish and Parks, Parks GFP, Harding County, Feeding South Dakota, Tom Kirschenmann, South Dakota Animal Industry Board


South Dakota State Park Visitors Advised to Leave Fireworks at Home

Fireworks PIERRE, S.D. -(Ammoland.com)- The upcoming Fourth of July holiday is a popular time in South Dakota's state parks and recreation areas. The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) is asking state park visitors to leave fireworks at home.“Parks are a Fourth of July destination,” said state park director Katie Ceroll. “For many guests, the trip is a family tradition. High use of the campgrounds, beaches and day-use areas over the holiday weekend is a given.”Discharging fireworks is pro...
Tags: Guns, South Dakota, 4th Of July, GFP, Shooting Industry News, South Dakota Game Fish and Parks, Parks GFP, Katie Ceroll, South Dakota State Parks, South Dakota State Park, Black Hills Forest Fire Protection District, South Dakota Ceroll


Updated Nonmeandered Waters South Dakota Info Available Online

South Dakota State Flag PIERRE, S.D. -(Ammoland.com)- The South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) has posted additional information online for those needing clarification on application of the Open Waters Compromise.The information includes a summary of the law, frequently asked questions and contact information for landowners and sportsmen.“GFP is working to keep the public informed. We encourage those who are uncertain about where fishing is allowed to check out the website or ...
Tags: Guns, South Dakota, GFP, Conservation News, South Dakota Game Fish and Parks, Kelly Hepler, Parks GFP


South Dakota Life Jacket Loaner Program Available this Summer

Life Jacket PIERRE, S.D. -(Ammoland.com)- The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) wants to remind anglers and boaters that the life jacket loaner program makes life jackets available for infants to adults.All life jackets are in clean working order and approved by the U.S. Coast Guard. These life jackets are free and can be loaned out for up to two weeks at a time.The program is designed to educate the public about life jacket wear and safety and provides a way to get life jackets to those...
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South Dakota GFP Reopening Public Access after Open Waters Passes

South Dakota Lakes PIERRE, S.D. -(Ammoland.com)- With passage of House Bill 1001 by the SD Legislature, the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) is now in the process of removing the cables that have blocked boat ramps on nonmeandered waters; primarily in the eastern half of the state.By the end of today, GFP staff will have removed all cables that previously restricted access to nearly 30 nonmeandered lakes. Full services will be restored by the end of the week; which includes having docks...
Tags: Guns, Water, South Dakota, Parks, Legislature, Cooper, GFP, Conservation News, South Dakota Game Fish and Parks, Kelly Hepler, GFP Commission, Parks GFP, Hepler, Duerre


South Dakota GFP Announces Father’s Day Free Fishing Weekend

Kids Fishing PIERRE, S.D. -(Ammoland.com)- The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) has declared Father’s Day weekend as a free fishing weekend across South Dakota for residents and nonresidents.As part of the department’s strategic goal of providing outdoor recreational opportunities to get children and families active in the outdoors, anglers do not need a license to fish, or take home their daily limit of fish, beginning at 5 p.m. CDT Friday, June 16, through Sunday, June 18.“For years, ...
Tags: Guns, South Dakota, Fishing, Father's Day, GFP, Black Hills, Conservation News, South Dakota Game Fish and Parks, Kelly Hepler, Parks GFP, Hepler


South Dakota’s National Get Outdoors Day is June 10

South Dakota State Flag PIERRE, S.D. -(Ammoland.com)- The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) is encouraging individuals and families of all ages to head outdoors this weekend to enjoy National Get Outdoors Day on June 10.“The weather is getting warmer, so now is a perfect time to get your family outdoors to enjoy all of the recreational activities South Dakota has to offer,” says GFP Secretary Kelly Hepler. “Our state parks have something for everyone, whether you enjoy an easy hike on yo...
Tags: Guns, South Dakota, Madison, Dakota, GFP, Conservation News, South Dakota Game Fish and Parks, Kelly Hepler, Parks GFP, Pierson Ranch Recreation Area Yankton, Luce Cabin Pioneer Day Lake Herman State Park, Park Oahe Downstream Recreation Area Fort Pierre


South Dakota Gov. Daugaard Proclaims June as “Great Outdoors Month”

Gov. Dennis Daugaard PIERRE, S.D. -(Ammoland.com)- Gov. Daugaard has proclaimed June as “Great Outdoors Month” in South Dakota joining with many states across the nation to celebrate the nature and resources of their states.In the proclamation, Gov. Daugaard noted that South Dakota leads the way in encouraging families and children into the great outdoors.This celebration of the great outdoors is designed to promote safe, healthy fun and connect individuals and families to nature.The South Dak...
Tags: Outdoors, Guns, America, South Dakota, Dennis Daugaard, Daugaard, Conservation News, South Dakota Game Fish and Parks, Parks GFP, Boating Week National Fishing and Boating Week


Reminder that South Dakota Buffalo Are Dangerous; Do Not Approach

Buffalo CUSTER STATE PARK, S.D. -(Ammoland.com)- The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) wants to remind all visitors entering Custer State Park this season that buffalo are dangerous and should not be approached.“Custer State Park has experienced an increase in visitor/buffalo interactions in recent years,” stated Lydia Austin, interpretive program manager for Custer State Park. “Visitors need to know that buffalo are dangerous and should not be approached. These large animals may appear ...
Tags: Guns, Wildlife, South Dakota, Custer State Park, Conservation News, South Dakota Game Fish and Parks, Parks GFP, Lydia Austin


Good Earth State Park Visitor Center Dedication Event on Friday

South Dakota State Flag PIERRE, S.D. -(Ammoland.com)- The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) will host a public dedication and ribbon-cutting event for the new visitor center at Good Earth State Park this Friday, May 19, beginning at noon CDT.Speakers at the event are set to include Gov. Dennis Daugaard, Jeff Scherschligt from the South Dakota Parks and Wildlife Foundation Board and tribal representatives, who will provide the opening blessing and closing prayer.Visitors are reminded that...
Tags: Guns, South Dakota, Sioux Falls, GFP, Sioux Falls SD, Conservation News, South Dakota Game Fish and Parks, Kelly Hepler, Parks GFP, Good Earth State Park, Gov Dennis Daugaard Jeff Scherschligt, South Dakota Parks and Wildlife Foundation Board, Hepler, Oneota


South Dakota Parks and Wildlife Foundation Elects New Board Members

South Dakota State Flag PIERRE, S.D. -(Ammoland.com)- President of the South Dakota Parks and Wildlife Foundation (PWF), Karen Gundersen Olson, announced today that William May of Rapid City, Jim Spies of Watertown and Dale Jahr of Sioux Falls will serve on the Foundation’s Board of Directors.“Each new board member has exceptional abilities to further the Foundation’s mission of soliciting and encouraging support to preserve and protect South Dakota's natural resources and outdoor heritage whi...
Tags: Guns, Scotland, South Dakota, Foundation, RAPID CITY, Watertown, Sioux Falls, GFP, Mickelson Trail, Custer State Park, SIOUX, The Foundation, Yankton, South Dakota Department, Conservation News, South Dakota Game Fish and Parks


South Dakota GFP Law Enforcement Officers Now Equipped with Body Cameras

Cop Body Cameras PIERRE, S.D. -(Ammoland.com)- South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) law enforcement officers will now be equipped with body cameras to increase transparency and enhance officer safety.“Our officers already do a tremendous job,” said GFP department secretary Kelly Hepler. “It is our hope that the implementation of body cameras will ultimately make their jobs easier, and the work they do to serve and protect our natural resources as well as the public’s safety even better.”Due...
Tags: Guns, South Dakota, GFP, Conservation News, South Dakota Game Fish and Parks, Kelly Hepler, Parks GFP