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...

Legislative Alert – March 2nd, 2020

LEGISLATIVE ALERT President’s message – George Vandel, Pierre March 2, 2020 SB 150, the bill to increase nonresident waterfowl hunting opportunity will be up in the House Ag and Natural Resources Committee Tuesday (March 3) beginning at 7:45 in Room 412.  The bill...

Legislative Alert – February 23rd, 2020

LEGISLATIVE ALERT President’s message – George Vandel, Pierre February 23, 2020 SB 150, the bill to increase nonresident waterfowl hunting opportunity as amended on the Senate floor was passed on the Senate floor Friday (Feb. 21) afternoon.  The bill changes the 3,775...

Legislative Alert – February 19th, 2020

LEGISLATIVE ALERT President’s message – George Vandel, Pierre February 19, 2020 SB 150, the bill to increase nonresident waterfowl hunting opportunity was significantly amended on the Senate floor this afternoon.  The amended bill’s only change from the original...