On June 17th, 2017, the GF&P Commission expanded the number of nonresident waterfowl licenses. The following was the SDWA response to the commission.
- 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 today 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.