It’s action time!

LEGISLATIVE ALERT President’s message – George Vandel, Pierre February 16, 2021 It’s action time! HB 1140, an act to restrict access by GFP Wildlife Conservation Officers on private land – just passed out of committee (Ag and Natural Resources – comprised of a...

Legislative Alert

President’s message – George Vandel, Pierre February 2021 It’s time to update you on some issues: 1) Legislation. So far, with one notable exception, the 2021 Legislature looks to be rather quiet regarding waterfowl hunting/nonresident waterfowl license allocation...

Waterfowl Access Plan

Waterfowl Access Plan President’s message – George Vandel, Pierre June 9, 2020 In cooperation with the SD Wildlife Federation, Bill Koupal and I helped draft a waterfowl access proposal.  We also consulted with a select few SDWA members for their input.  The timing...

Legislative Alert – March 5th, 2020

LEGISLATIVE ALERT President’s message – George Vandel, Pierre March 5, 2020 It’s now clear that “South Dakota is open for business” involving nonresident waterfowl hunters. SB 150, the bill to increase nonresident waterfowl hunting opportunity passed the House and is...

Legislative Alert – March 4th, 2020

LEGISLATIVE ALERT President’s message – George Vandel, Pierre March 4, 2020 SB 150, the bill to increase nonresident waterfowl hunting opportunity was passed by the House Ag and Natural Resources Committee Tuesday.  Although disappointing, it was no surprise.  SB 150...