SD News

Prairie Dog Control Programs Available

The South Dakota departments of Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) and Agriculture (SDDA) want to remind South Dakota ranchers and producers to contact either department regarding prairie dog encroachment issues.

Chip Seal and Fog Seal Projects in the Mitchell Area

The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) says chip seal and fog seal applications will be applied to several highways in the Mitchell Area of the state. The contractor started on Tuesday, June 12, and will move from one project to the next in the following order:

DENR Secretary Urges Rollback Of Corps? Water Supply Rule

Secretary Steve Pirner, head of the state Department of Environment and Natural Resources, appeared in front of the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Superfund, Waste Management and Regulatory Oversight today to testify about the Corps of Engineers? attempt to charge for surplus water.

Names Released in Lyman County Fatal Crash

GREGORY, S.D. ? An Iona, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died early Saturday evening in an ATV-semi truck collision north of Gregory.

Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Gov. Dennis Daugaard has proclaimed June 15, Elder Abuse Awareness Day (EAAD) in South Dakota.

GFP Commission to Allow Armed Accompaniment

The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission voted to allow archers to carry firearms with them while bow hunting, provided they have a firearm big game license valid for the same geographic area and time of year as the archery license.

GFP Proposes State Park Firewood Restrictions

Due to the emerald ash borer being detected in South Dakota, the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission approved an emergency measure that no wood may be brought from a quarantined area into the South Dakota state park system.

GFP Commission Finalizes Fur Dealer Rule Changes

The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission created a new rule requiring all fur dealers to list employees/agents on their application who will purchase, or contract to purchase, fur-bearing animals.

Fall Turkey Season Proposed

The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission proposed to offer 355 fewer prairie unit and 200 fewer Black Hills turkey licenses for the 2018 fall turkey hunting season.