Acting within its legislative mandates, the Commission serves as the advocate and liaison between the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks and its stakeholders - the people of South Dakota. The Commission consists of eight members, appointed by the Governor for four year terms.
All South Dakota state government boards and commissions are subject to the conflicts of interest disclosure requirements contained in Chapter 3-23 of the South Dakota Codified Laws. The GFP Commission will comply with the requirements of this law by following a procedure for the conflict of interest disclosure. At the beginning of each GFP Commission meeting, the chair will read paragraphs 1 through 5 and ask if any commissioner has a conflict that needs to be disclosed. If any commissioner discloses a conflict, the chair will finish reading paragraphs 6 through 9. Then the commission will consider and act upon the conflict.
The rules finalized by the GFP Commission at the April 6-7, 2017, meeting are not in effect due to a Department error to follow statute procedures. The facility use fees for Good Earth State Park and the rule changes for terminally ill hunters will be re-proposed on May 4-5, 2017, in Custer State Park. The existing elk hunting season rules remain unchanged.
April 6-7, 2017
Ramkota Convention Center
May 4-5, 2017
Blue Bell Lodge
Custer State Park
- Public Comments
- Commission Book
how changes to south dakota's outdoor resources are made
- Interested in learning more about how your voice can be heard when it comes to the management of South Dakota's outdoor resources?
- Making changes in how the Department manages or regulates these resources requires different procedures and actions depending on whether the desired change is governed by state law, administrative rule or Department policy.
- As a service to our customers, we have outlined those steps. Take a look and let your voice be heard.
rule proposals and finalizations
- To view proposed rules or new rules, and to comment on them, visit: Administrative Rules website.
- Rules do not take effect until 20 days after they are filled with the Secretary of State. See all Administrative Rules for the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks.
- Individuals can also provide written comments on commission rule proposals by sending them to 523 East Capitol Avenue, Pierre, SD 57501, or via email to email@example.com. To be included in the public record, comments must include a full name and city of residence.