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GFP news provides the media and our customers with current news and events happening within the agency.

If you are a member of the media and need additional information on any of the below articles or other topics related to our agency, please contact Emily Kiel, agency communications director, at 605.773.3904.

Date Recent News
June 29
  • State Park Visitors are Advised to Leave Fireworks at Home
  • State Parks Celebrate Fourth of July
  • Riders Can Still Register for 18th Annual Mickelson Trail Trek
  • Northern Fort Playhouse Celebrates Tenth Season
June 26
  • GFP Discovers Invasive Rusty Crayfish in South Dakota Waters
June 22
  • Storm Damage Temporarily Closes Farm Island Recreation Area in Pierre
  • State Parks Hold Summer Events
  • Roadside Mowing: Hold off until after July 10
June 19
  • Importance of Boating Safety this Summer
  • Missouri River Walleye Length Limits Change
  • Prairie Dog Control Programs Available
  • 2014 HuntSAFE Instructor Awards Announced
June 15
  • "Go Fourth" Program Encourages South Dakota Youth to Get Outdoors
  • Father's Day Events Planned for South Dakota State Parks
June 9
  • Thousands Attend 2015 Fort Sisseton Festival
June 5
  • GFP Commission Rejects Nonresident Waterfowl Proposal
  • Archery Deer Hunting Access Permits for 2015

  • More Black Hills Deer Hunting Licenses Available in 2015

  • East River, West River and National Refuge Deer Hunting Seasons Finalized

  • Firearms Antelope Season Proposed; Archery Antelope and Custer State Park Antelope Seasons Finalized

  • Proposal to Remove Bald Eagles from the State Threatened and Endangered List

  • Proposal to Change Hunting Restrictions in Custer State Park
  • Early Canada Goose Season Proposed
  • 2015 Fall Turkey Hunting Season Proposed
  • Entrepreneurs Encouraged to Submit Proposals for Lewis and Clark Recreation Area

June 4
  • Anglers are Reminded Not to Move Lake Water When Fishing
  • Weekend Fun Continues at State Parks
  • Parks Host Summer Day Camps for Kids
June 1
  • Mickelson Trail Gains National Recognition
  • Mobile App Features GFP Trails

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