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GFP News - February 27, 2014

Sage-grouse plan available for review

PIERRE, S.D. - The S.D. Game, Fish and Parks Department is offering the public the opportunity to review and provide comment on a five-year draft management plan for greater sage-grouse.

TheSage-grouse Management Plan for South Dakota 2014-2018 describes how the state proposes to manage sage-grouse in South Dakota. The draft will be available for review through March 30. Interested parties are asked to submit comments on the plan by the deadline.

"GFP will hold two public meetings to inform the public and gather additional input, as well as answer questions on sage-grouse management in the state," said Tom Kirschenmann, chief of terrestrial resources.

Both public meetings will be held in the northwest part of the state within the primary sage-grouse range in South Dakota. The meeting locations, dates and times are as follows:

To view the draft management plan and provide feedback online, visit the following link: http://gfp.sd.gov/hunting/small-game/sage-grouse.aspx.

Please send requests for printed copies of the draft report or written comments to: Game, Fish and Parks; 523 E. Capitol Ave.; Pierre, S.D. 57501.

fish houses must be removed by march 1st

PIERRE, S.D. - South Dakota ice anglers should be aware that all fish houses, shelters, and other structures must be removed from the ice by midnight, Feb. 28. Houses may be used after Feb.28, but must be removed from the ice daily. Houses may be used after Feb.28, but must be removed from the ice daily.

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