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ADA / Accessibile Game Production Areas

Game Production Areas (GPAs) enhanced for accessibility will permit access with all-terrain vehicles or other vehicles on special designated roads and trails for those individuals with a disabled hunter permit.

Vehicles will not be allowed to travel off these trails, except for the direct trail line to retrieve downed game, due to safety concerns, the potential for fire danger, and the need to protect and maintain wildlife habitat.

Any passengers in or on the disabled permit holders vehicle must be non-hunters, and all firearms must be fully cased and unloaded while the vehicle is in motion or transit. The access vehicle must come to a complete stop with the motor turned off while aiming, firing, or shooting a weapon. Disabled hunter permittees cannot use vehicles to retrieve game for other hunters and cannot use vehicles to chase, harass, pursue or intercept wildlife.

These access trails have been selected for ease of access, adequate pull-off areas, and are located in areas where a person will likely have an opportunity to view various wildlife species. Please be aware that such public areas will expose disabled hunters or other people with physical challenges, to various degrees of physical risk. Due to the variability of the terrain and conditions on these public areas, not all parts of these GPAs may be totally accessible for the disabled hunter.

These public use areas have no attendants, and there would be little chance that GFP personnel would be in the local area in case of an accident or if emergency assistance is needed. Hunters will have the responsibility and right to decide their safe use of such areas, and will need to judge their own ability to access and use them.

   

Contact

GFP Permitting Office
20641 SD Hwy 1806
Fort Pierre, SD 57532
605.223.7665

Accessible GPAs

These areas are managed by GFP for wildlife production as for public hunting opportunity. The following areas have enhanced access opportunities for people with disabilities.

SANDS - Sportsmen Assisting Disabled Sportsmen

The SANDS program helps men, women and children with disabilities by providing a means for them to meet able-bodied outdoors men and women who volunteer their time and abilities. They work to help people with disabilities enjoy hunting and fishing.www.sandsusa.org