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Your opportunity to speak out on any topic related to waterfowling in South Dakota

South Dakota Waterfowling Videos and Photos

It’s Easy to Share Your Videos and Pix. This is your chance to share everything waterfowl—experiences in the field and on the water, dogs, and decoys.

Commercializing Waterfowl

Putting dollar signs on ducks and geese is undermining the tradition of waterfowl hunting in South Dakota.

Creating Hunting Opportunities

Although the GF&P survey identifies lack of opportunity as a major cause in the decline of resident waterfowl hunters, commercial waterfowl operators claim there is an abundance of opportunity.

History of Legislative Action Related to Nonresident Waterfowl Licenses*

1947 to 1969 – Nonresidents were prohibited from hunting waterfowl in South Dakota 1970 to 1997 – Lots of Legislative and...

SDWA Open Letter to the GF&P Commission

Members of the Commission: The number of resident waterfowl hunters has plummeted from 43,500 in 2001 to 30,000 in 2015, a...

Organizations Seek to Cancel Nonresident Waterfowl Licenses

For Immediate Release October 3, 2016 The state’s two largest waterfowl organizations have petitioned the Game Fish and...

GF&P commission told it can’t act on waterfowl license cancellation

October 7, 2016 Dick Neill, an attorney for the Department of Game Fish and Parks, told the commission that it didn’t have...

The South Dakota GF&P Commission loses nonresident waterfowl battle

Guest Editorial October 25, 2016 The South Dakota Game Fish and Parks Commission is in an impossible position regarding...

GF&P Proposal Could Add 1,500 Nonresident Waterfowl Hunting Licenses in Eastern South Dakota Counties

The South Dakota Game Fish and Parks Commission turned its back on resident waterfowl hunters and threw their support...

SDWA Responds to Commission’s 2017 Nonresident Waterfowl Decision

Contrary to the commission’s June, 2017 decision,  we do not accept  the 2016 abrogation of the agreement on the Lower Oahe...

SDWA Newsletter

The latest information on issues, actions and projects.

SDWA Newsletter

Join the Camo Coalition

Join the Camo CoalitionThe South Dakota Wildlife Federation is our strongest ally in resisting the commercialization of waterfowl hunting, excessive hunting pressure and reduced opportunity.

Nonresident Waterfowl Licenses

SDWA Nonresident Waterfowl Licenses: Strategic Plan

Goal: To pass legislation that would replace the current politically driven method of establishing the number of...

History of Legislative Action Related to Nonresident Waterfowl Licenses

History of Legislative Action Related to Nonresident Waterfowl Licenses* 1947 to 1969 – Nonresidents were prohibited from...

GF&P Proposal Could Add 1,500 Nonresident Waterfowl Hunting Licenses in Eastern South Dakota Counties

For Immediate Release April 13, 2017 GF&P Proposal Could Add 1,500 Nonresident Waterfowl Hunting Licenses in Eastern South...

State Waterfowlers Ask GF&P to Cut Nonresident Licenses

For Immediate Release February 30, 2017 State Waterfowlers Ask GF&P to Cut Nonresident Licenses Two organizations...

The South Dakota GF&P Commission loses nonresident waterfowl battle

Guest Editorial October 25, 2016 The South Dakota GF&P Commission loses nonresident waterfowl battle The South Dakota Game...

GF&P commission told it can’t act on waterfowl license cancellation

October 7, 2016 GF&P commission told it can’t act on waterfowl license cancellation Dick Neill, an attorney for the...

Organizations Seek to Cancel Nonresident Waterfowl Licenses

For Immediate Release October 3, 2016 Organizations Seek to Cancel Nonresident Waterfowl Licenses The state’s two largest...

SDWA Responds to Commission’s 2017 Nonresident Waterfowl Decision

Contrary to the commission’s June, 2017 decision,  we do not accept  the 2016 abrogation of the agreement on the Lower Oahe...

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What We Said

What We SaidLook here for the positions the South Dakota Waterfowl Association has taken on waterfowl hunting issues in South Dakota.

South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks Hunting and Fishing App

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