GFP Commission Finalizes Extending Trapping Dates on Public Lands

PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission held a special teleconference meeting to reconsider rules they had previously passed at their April meeting.

Two of the finalizations are a part of Governor Noem’s Second Century Initiative.

The adopted rules were:

to allow for the use of live traps on public lands and improved rights-of-ways through August 31. This was amended from the initial finalization to include only the use of live traps on public lands from May 1 – Aug. 31;

to create three triple “super tag” licenses, consisting of an “any deer”, “any antelope”, and “any elk” license and to set application fees for these super tags at $10 for residents and $20 for nonresidents. Applications for these licenses would be unlimited and nonresidents would be eligible for one of the tags;

to allow enrolled members of the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe free access to West Bend Recreational Area.
The rules will now go back to the Interim Rules Review Committee for their approval.