President’s Message- Cody Warner

Greetings SDWA members,

As some of you may have seen, during the April Commission meeting the proposal to increase Nonresident waterfowl licenses was discussed and ultimately approved by the Commission members.  The next step is finalization.  The vote will be during the May 4th and 5th Commission meeting in Custer.

During the finalization process, the public will once again have an opportunity to have their voices heard.  I’ll send another message next week with the meeting overview link and the appropriate links to the meeting.

As avid waterfowlers, this group will be negatively impacted by this proposal so it will be up to as members to be proactive.  I urge you to write, call, and be a part of the Commission meeting.

I decided to send this alert now as this’ll give us some time to contact Commission members before the meeting.  Please don’t hesitate to start contacting the GFP Commissioner’s.

Below is the link to the GFP Commissioner’s:

Commission Contacts | South Dakota Game, Fish, and Parks (

Any questions, please let me know.  Thanks, Cody