LEGISLATIVE ALERT – hopefully final

George Vandel, Pierre
Tuesday, February 12, 2019

HB 1152 – the “outfitter” bill is dead for this year.  It was amended to include the language I provided earlier then tabled by the Committee this morning.  GFP may try to work on something next year that is more inclusive to include all, or most, outfitting services (example fishing, big game, non-shooting preserve pheasant hunting in addition to waterfowl).

If you want more info. on conservation related legislation during the session I’d encourage you to subscribe (free) to the SD Camo Coalition.  You can do so at: www.sdwfcamo.net

On a non-legislative note: I participated in two meetings regarding establishing criteria and guidelines for the GFP Commission to use when making decisions on resident vs nonresident license allocation.  It’s too much to describe in an e-mail so click the links below to review some summary work group documents.