South Dakota Announces New Way to Support Habitat

PIERRE, S.D. – Today, the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) announced the opening of the South Dakota Can-Am raffle as a new opportunity to support habitat and the chance to win the ultimate rooster chasing UTV.

GFP has partnered with South Dakota Department of Tourism, Can-Am, and R+R Pheasant Hunting to raffle off a Can-Am Defender Max Limited with all proceeds supporting the Second Century Habitat Fund.

“This is an incredible opportunity to support habitat and give one lucky individual a one-of-a-kind UTV,” said Second Century Habitat Fund Board Executive Director, Lisa Weyer. “Partnerships are critical to habitat conservation, and this opportunity is a perfect example of what can happen when like-minded organizations work together.”

Tickets are $100 each and available to both South Dakota residents and nonresidents. There is no limit to how many tickets can be purchased. The drawing for the winner will take place in October in conjunction with Governor Kristi Noem’s Annual Pheasant Hunt.

“This ultimate hunting rig is valued at over $50,000, and we cannot say enough great things about the multi-level partnership in place to raffle this off – all in support of habitat. Habitat is the foundation of hunting and fishing. For those of us who value these lifelong traditions, habitat is a top priority. Proceeds from the raffle will help ensure that our kids and grandkids can enjoy the natural resources we have today,” concluded Weyer.

About the Second Century Habitat Fund Board: The mission of the Second Century Habitat Fund Board is to be advocates of habitat stewardship, collaborate with community partners, and be conservation leaders to benefit all of South Dakota. To learn more about the fund board, the raffle or to purchase tickets, visit