Four State Refuges Repealed

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Three South Dakota game refuges that were no longer serving their intended purpose have been repealed by the Game, Fish and Parks Commission.

Four refuges were originally proposed to be repealed, according to Regional Habitat Manager Mary Clawson of Aberdeen, but there was enough public opposition to warrant keeping Dry Lake State Waterfowl Refuge in Hamlin County on the list of refuges. Clawson noted that the repeal of the three refuges will result in additional hunting opportunities that will be available this year.

The repealed refuges include:

* Corsica Lake State Game Refuge in Douglas County

* Freeman Dam State Game Bird Refuge in Jackson County.

* Four Mile Lake State Game Bird Refuge in Marshall County.