South Dakota Non-Resident Furbearer Changes Proposed
Nonresidents purchasing licenses to trap furbearing animals in South Dakota would be limited to a 28-day period under a proposed rule by the Game, Fish and Parks Commission.
The proposal would limit nonresidents to any 28-consecutive-day period from the first Saturday in December through March 15 to trap furbearing animals in South Dakota. Significantly, the commission would close the nonresident season March 15. Currently, nonresidents may trap most furbearing animals until April 30.
Additional information is available on the GFP website.
Those who wish to provide written comments on the proposal may do so until 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 3. Comments may be mailed to Game, Fish and Parks Commission, 523 E. Capitol Ave., Pierre, SD, 57501, or e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each comment must have the sender's full name and address in order to be included in the public record.
Comments may also be presented in person at the public hearing in Watertown during the Game, Fish and Parks Commission's next meeting, which is scheduled for 2 p.m. CDT on Thursday, Aug. 4, at the Ramkota.