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Hunting & fishing outdoor learning events

GFP partners with local groups and organizations to bring the outdoor experience to both youth and adults. Here is a schedule of coming events where participants can gain an introduction to hunting, fishing and other outdoor activities.

DATE
LOCATION
TIMES
EVENT
CONTACT
DETAILS
May 2
New Underwood
9am-12noon
Step Outside
Josh Brainard - 605.279.2078
New Underwood Community Center. BB guns, archery, trapping
May 3
Winner
9am-3pm
Winner Outdoor Day
Mathew Hill - 605.842.0894 or DB's Bait & Tackle at 605.842.2199
Events include: Kids fishing tournament, followed by mini-boats and outdoor stations. Beaulieu State Game Production Area. For ages 3-15.
May 3
Yankton
10am-4pm
Yankton River City Clean Up Days
Will Kennedy - 605.670.8606
Over 30 different booths
May 10
Howard
10am-2pm
Step Outside
Evan Meyer - 605.772.4226
GPS geocaching, fishing, fly tying, archery, canoeing/boat rides, cooking - hot dogs.
May 10
Lake Faulkton
-
Step Outside
Joe Galbraith - 605.426.6096
 
May 17
Newton Hills
9am-12noon
Step Outside
605.987.2263
At Lake Lakota, ages 8 and up. Archery, BB gun, GPS training, .22 rifle shooting, fishing, trapping, waterfowl/turkey hunting techniques. Pre-registration is required, call 605.987.2263 or email: newtonhills@state.sd.us
May 17
Miller
9:30am-12noon
Kids Fishing Derby
Cory Flor - 605.853.3644
Lake Louise Recreation Area, sign in at 9:30am, weight in from 11:30-12noon. Kids under 15 years old may enter, FREE. Dinner provided.
May 17
Redfield
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Step Outside
Kyle Lenzner - 605.532.3802
Fishing, Firearms, Archery
May 19
Garretson
5pm-9pm
Women's Try It Day
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NWTF's Women's Try It Day
           
May 31
Wessington Springs
10am-2pm
Step Outside
Lynn Geuke - 605.942.7698
At Jerauld County Trap Club. Archery, BB Guns, Trapping/Fur ID, .22 shooting. No pre-registration neccessary.
May 31
Roberts Co
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Women on Target
Contact GFP - 605.882.5200
 
June 5
Philip
8am-12noon tentative
Philip Youth Day
Zach Thomsen 605.859.3006
At Lake Waggoner (2.5 miles north of Philip). Fishing and archery. FREE lunch for kids.
June 6, 7 & 8
Pierre
9am-12noon
Kids Fishing Weekend
SD GFP - 605.223.7660
Kids (K-12) will be able to fish 1 day for 3 hours with a professional fisherman, guide, or experienced adult on boats. All equipment included. Prizes, food and much more. View more info >
June 7
Mitchell
11am-3pm
Step Outside
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At Cabela's
June 8
Perkins County
-
Step Outside
Keith Mutschler - 605.374.7726
Step Outside event held in conjunction with the Forest Services Kids Fishing Day
June 14
Huron
8am-2pm
Step Outside
Chris Kuntz - 605.353.7146
At Beadle County Sportsman's Club. Trap shooting, .22 shooting, archery, fishing, taxidermy, waterfowl hunting, furs/trapping, fly casting, game calling, laser shot. Pre-registration available but walk-ins welcome.
June 14
Onida
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PF Kid's Fishing Tournament
Andy Schmahl - 605.240.0808
 
June 14
Tea
9am-1pm
Step Outside
Tea Parks & Rec - 605.498.5191
At Tea swimming pool. BB gun, archery, fishing, first aid station, furs, dog training. Limited registration.
June 16
Marshall Co
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Youth Fishing Derby
Contact GFP - 605.882.5200
White Lake, quick demonstrations on tying hooks and how to put worms/minnows on the hook. Then they will get to fish.
June 19
Salem
5pm-8pm
Step Outside
Matt Talbert - 605.425.2037
At McCook County WL Club. Archery, BB guns, trap shooting, waterfowl hunting, trapping/fur ID. Dinner provided, no pre-registration neccessary
June 21
Garretson
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Step Outside
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June 21
Centerville
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Step Outside
Brian Humprey - 605.387.5603
Shotgun trap shooting, archery, BB guns, trapping, fishing. Pre-registration available
June 21
Yankton
10am-2pm
Step Outside
Dan Altman - 605.668.2985
At Izaak Walton Shooting Range. Archery, trap shooting, BB guns, .22 targets, hunting station. Lunch provided, no pre-registration neccessary
June 25
Brown Co
4pm-8:45pm
Youth Fishing Event
Mike Klosowski - 605.882.5396
At Wylie Lake. GFP will have backyard bass for the kids to practice fishing and poles for the kids to use, as well as some educational programs on fishing equipment and fish. Kids will be served supper, listen to a fishing demonstration, fish the tournament, and prizes will be given out at the end of the tournament.
June 28
Custer
11am-2pm
Step Outside
Jacob Ehlert - 605.673.5508
Stockade Lake
June 28
Lake Herman
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Becoming an Outdoors Family
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July 3
McPherson Co
10am-2pm
Youth Fishing Event
Mike Klosowski - 605.882.5396
    Mina Lake, at the East State Access area. Education on fishing equipment, fish, and also serve the kid's lunch. Kids will start by practicing casting and then fish.
July 12
Madison
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Step Outside
Cody Symens - 605.256.5005
At Izaak Walton Club House. Archery, BB guns, trapping, fishing, boat rides, shotgun trap shooting. Pre-registration available
July 19
Canton
10am-2pm
Step Outside
Nate Stukel - 605.987.2271
At Canton Trap Shooting Club House. Archery, BB guns, .22 shooting, shotgun trap shooting, fur ID
July 26
Faith
TBD
Step Outside
Ross Fees - 605.967.2056
At Durkee Lake
July 26
Vermillion
TBD
Step Outside
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TBD
August 2
Brown Co
7:45am-3pm
Youth Sport Event
Mike Klosowski - 605.882.5396
Brown County Sportsman's Club and at the Aberdeen Gun Club. Free for youth ages 8-15. Youth who are interested in having hands on participation in shooting sports, hunting, and conservation are invited to attend.  There will be stations for trap shooting, .22 shooting, archery, muzzleloader shooting, TIPS/Ethics, trapping, dog training, waterfowl hunting, and habitat.
August 2
Sioux Falls
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Outdoor University
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At The Outdoor Campus East
August 2
Agar
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Youth Outdoor Day
Andy Schmahl - 605.240.0808
Held at Cottonwood Lake, 7 miles east of Agar, SD. Facebook Page >
August 5
Brown Co
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National Night Out Event
Contact GFP - 605.626.2391
 
August 8
Brandon
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Brandon Boat Fest
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August 23
Scotland
8:30am-11:40pm
Step Outside
Todd Crownover - 605.589.3227
Archery, BB guns, .22 shooting, trap shooting, fur ID, fishing, game cleaning. Door prizes and lunch provided after event
September 6
Watertown
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NRA Sportsfest
Tait Anderson - 605.882.5392
 
September 6
Shadehill Reservoir
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Step Outside
Keith Mutschler - 605.374.7726
 
September 20
Roberts Co
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Step Outside
Contact GFP - 605.882.5200
 
September 19-20
Marshall Co
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Youth Waterfowl Camp
Contact GFP - 605.882.5200
Marshall County Sportsman's Clubhouse at Hickman dam 8 miles south of Britton on Hwy. 27. The following topics will be covered at the camp shooting, calling, and decoy setup. We would also be taking the kids hunting on opening day of the youth waterfowl season.
TBD
Pierre
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Delta Waterfowl Youth Waterfowl Hunt
Andy Schmahl - 605.240.0808
Held Saturday and Sunday of Youth Waterfowl weekend in September (dates set mid-summer).
October 18-19
Marshall Co
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Parent Waterfowl Camp
Contact GFP - 605.882.5200
Held at the MCSC clubhouse 8 miles south of Britton. This camp will be directed toward parents that want to take their child waterfowl hunting and are uncertain how to do so. It will teach the adults how to properly identify ducks, how to set decoys, how to take a youth in to the outdoors and make it an enjoyable experience by being a positive mentor and role model.