- Contrary to the commission’s June, 2017 decision, we do not accept the 2016 abrogation of the agreement on the Lower Oahe Waterfowl unit, nor do we accept, as the new normal, the transfer of 2,000 three-day license out of the Missouri River unit
- In 2015 we objected adamantly to an increase of only 200 three-day licenses in the northcentral part of the state, and we object equally to an increase of 2,000 nonresident licenses in the state’s eastern tier of counties
- We do not agree, as occurs in the commission’s June decision, to any form of transferring, consolidating or redefining three-day non-resident licenses.
- We do not agree, as occurs in the commission’s June decision, with the effort to further commercialize waterfowl hunting in South Dakota.
GFP COMMISSION FINALIZES TEMPORARY NONRESIDENT WATERFOWL LICENSES
Pierre, S.D. – The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission kept the total number of temporary (three days) nonresident waterfowl licenses at 2,000 and modified the temporary license unit boundaries at their June meeting.
All nonresident temporary waterfowl licenses, with the exception of NRW-00Y, are valid on private land only. The Commission established the following units and license allocation for these three day licenses as such:
- Unit NRW-00V will have 500 temporary licenses allocated and include Brown, Campbell, Edmunds, Faulk, McPherson and Walworth counties.
- Unit NRW-00X will have 750 temporary licenses allocated and include Hughes, Lyman, Potter, Stanley and Sully counties.
- Unit NRW-00Y will have 500 temporary licenses allocated and include Clark, Codington, Day, Deuel, Grant, Hamlin, Marshall, Roberts and Spink counties.
- Unit NRW-00Z will have 250 temporary licenses allocated and include all counties in the state other than the counties in these units NRW-00V, NRW-00X, NRW-00Y as well as Bennett, Charles Mix, Clay, Bon Homme, Union and Yankton counties.
Nonresident 10-day and season-long licenses remained unchanged from 2016. These licenses, valid on both private and public land, include the following:
- Unit NRW-00A will have 250 season-long licenses allocated and include Bon Homme, Charles Mix, Clay, Union, and Yankton counties.
- Unit NRW-00B will have 3,725 10-day licenses allocated and include all counties in the state other than the counties in NRW-00A and Unit NRW-11A.
- Unit NRW-11A will have 25 10-day licenses allocated and include Bennett County.
More information on nonresident waterfowl hunting opportunities can be found at http://gfp.sd.gov/hunting/waterfowl/nonresident-waterfowl.aspx.