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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...
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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...
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South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Proposes Snaring & Trapping Change

South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Proposes Snaring & Trapping Change: File Image PIERRE, S.D. – -(Ammoland.com)- A proposal from the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission would require individuals who trap or snare on public lands and improved road rights-of-way to mark their equipment with their name and address or a personal identification number. The proposed rule would apply to all public lands and improved rights-of-way, statewide. If an individual would choose to use a perso...
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Enjoy Eagles and Bagels at Oahe Downstream Recreation Area

Enjoy Eagles and Bagels at Oahe Downstream Recreation Area PIERRE, S.D. -(Ammoland.com)- Visitors of the Oahe Downstream Recreation Area near Fort Pierre have the opportunity to learn about the park's winter residents and enjoy a snack on the 16th Annual Eagles and Bagels Walk in the Park on Saturday, Feb. 3.“This is a good opportunity for participants to get out and enjoy our South Dakota winter and view our nation’s bird – the Bald Eagle,” said Pat Buscher, Oahe Downstream district superviso...
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Proposed Changes to Fall Goose Season in South Dakota

Kansas Geese PIERRE, S.D. -(Ammoland.com)- The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission proposed and set several goose hunting seasons at their December meeting.The Commission proposed to reduce the daily limit of Canada geese during the early fall Canada goose hunting season from 15 geese in 2017 to eight in 2018 with a possession limit of 24. The proposed early fall Canada goose hunting season would run from Sept. 1-30, 2018.The GFP Commission proposed to add Lawrence and Meade cou...
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South Dakota Division of Parks and Recreation Honors Employees

South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Officer Badge ABERDEEN, S.D. -(Ammoland.com)- The South Dakota Division of Parks and Recreation recently recognized several individuals for their dedication and hard work in the state parks system. The awards were made at the division’s fall meeting in Aberdeen.“This year’s honorees were all very deserving,” said Bob Schneider, assistant director of the Division of Parks and Recreation. “The dedication of those individuals can be seen in parks across the state...
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South Dakota Newton Hills State Park to Host the 18th Annual FestiFall

Newton Hills State Park CANTON, S.D. -(Ammoland.com)- Newton Hills State Park near Canton will host the 18th annual FestFall on Oct. 7, from 1-5 p.m CDT. The event features arts and crafts, kid’s activities and musical entertainment.Kids of all ages can participate in “make and take” crafts, a mining sluice and more. An arts and crafts show will host over 30 craft vendors displaying unique crafts, home décor and other gift ideas. Food vendors will be on site throughout the afternoon.As in year...
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Record Turnout for Annual Buffalo Roundup at Custer State Park

Bison PIERRE, S.D. -(Ammoland.com)- Over 21,000 visitors attended the 52nd Annual Buffalo Roundup at Custer State Park, setting a new record for turnout at the event.Custer State Park also hosted its three-day arts festival in conjunction with the Buffalo Roundup. Sizable crowds convened throughout the three-day celebration to enjoy entertainment such as Brulé, educational programs and the grand re-opening of the Peter Norbeck Outdoor Education Center.“What a great weekend at Custer State Park...
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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 ...
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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...
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South Dakota State Park Entrance Licenses Available for 2018

South Dakota 2018 License PIERRE, S.D. -(Ammoland.com)- The 2018 annual park entrance license for South Dakota's state parks and recreation areas will be available for purchase Oct. 1.The 2018 park entrance license is valid from Oct. 1, 2017, through May 19, 2019. An annual park entrance license is $30. Purchasers of one license can also buy a second at half price.The license is required for entrance into designated state parks, recreation areas and lakeside use areas, although it does not cov...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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South Dakota’s Custer State Park Set to Re-Open Peter Norbeck Building

Custer State Park CUSTER STATE PARK, S.D. -(Ammoland.com)- Custer State Park officials will host the grand re-opening of the Peter Norbeck Outdoor Education Center on Thursday, Sept 28.The event will be held in conjunction with the annual Buffalo Roundup Arts Festival.This historic building previously housed the Custer State Park Visitor Center. It has been renovated to become the new Outdoor Education Center.“The goal of this building is to inspire more visitors, especially younger visitors, ...
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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...
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South Dakota Mountain Lion Season Set for Two Years

Mountain Lion SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -(Ammoland.com)- The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission agreed with a Department recommendation to make no changes to the 2017-18 mountain lion hunting season from the 2016-17 season during their September meeting in Sioux Falls.The Black Hills Fire Protection District will have season dates of Dec. 26 – March 31 with a harvest limit of 60 mountain lions or 40 female mountain lions.This harvest limit includes mountain lions taken from Custer State Park...
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South Dakota State Park Receives National Recognition

South Dakota SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -(Ammoland.com)- The National Association of State Park Directors formally recognized and awarded Good Earth State Park as this year’s recipient of the Ney Landrum Park History Award.“On behalf of our team at Good Earth State Park and our entire department, we are grateful to be receiving the Ney Landrum Park History Award this year,” stated Katie Ceroll, director of the division of parks and recreation. “The park and the brand new visitor center reflect the team...
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National Wild Turkey Federation Honors GFP Conservation Officer

South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Officer Badge PIERRE, S.D. -(Ammoland.com)- The South Dakota Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) has named Conservation Officer John Murphy as its 2017 Wildlife Officer of the Year.Officer Murphy has served as a Wildlife Conservation Officer for over 16 years with South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP). John started his career in Sully County and is currently stationed in Hughes County. Murphy covers a large section of the Missouri River whi...
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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 ...
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History Comes to Life at South Dakota’s Beaver Creek Nature Area

Beaver Creek Nature Area BRANDON, S.D. -(Ammoland.com)- Beaver Creek Nature Area near Brandon will host the 39th Annual Homesteader Day Harvest Festival on Sunday, Sept. 10, from 1 – 4 p.m. CDT to showcase what life on the prairie was like for the early Dakota Territory settlers.The event attracts thousands of visitors of all ages each year who want a taste of homestead life and pioneer living history.“At the Homestead Day Harvest Festival, we give people a chance to experience first-hand the ...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Tree Stands Allowed on South Dakota Public Land Beginning August 25

Tree Stands Allowed on South Dakota Public Land Beginning August 25 PIERRE, S.D. -(Ammoland.com)- Archery hunters can start setting up tree stands on public lands beginning Friday, Aug. 25.Permanent tree stands and climbing devices are prohibited on lands owned, leased or controlled by the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) as well as the Fort Meade Recreation Area.Portable tree stands and climbing devices that do not use nails, wire or bolts for attachment are allowed from Aug. 25 throug...
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No August Management Take For Canada Geese in South Dakota for 2017

Flock of Canada geese PIERRE, S.D. -(Ammoland.com)- The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department would like to remind waterfowl hunters that the August Management Take season for Canada geese is limited to the area of Pennington County, west of the Cheyenne River.That season runs from Aug. 19 – Aug. 31.All areas in eastern South Dakota are closed.For a majority of the state (Unit 1), waterfowl hunters will be able to hunt Canada geese from Sept. 2 – Dec. 17, with a daily limit of 15 in Sep...
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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 ...
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South Dakota Commission to Review Boat Closure Petition on Swan Lake

Boaters PIERRE, S.D. -(Ammoland.com)- The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission will take action on a petition proposal to designate Swan lake in Clark County as a “no boating zone” from Oct. 20 to Dec. 31 at their upcoming meeting in September.M&E Land Company of Watertown filed a formal petition to the GFP Commission on July 20, 2017, to amend its existing rule for public water safety zones in Clark County.The petition was filed primarily to restrict boating access on Swan lake ...
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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 ...
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