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Comment deadline on Deer, Bobcat and Pheasant Management Action Plans, SDGFP

April 19 @ 10:50 pm - 10:59 pm

Comment deadline on Deer, Bobcat and Pheasant Management Action Plans, SDGFP.

It says the deadline is April 19th, without a time-of-day note, so we assume that is just before midnight CT on 4/19/24, but we will check with SDGFP to verify that time-of-day end point.

Public notice: https://gfp.sd.gov/news/detail/1599/

South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) currently has three management plans available for public comment.

What they actually have –  is “Action Plans” up for comment, which are sort of executive Summaries of longer management plans or management reports, which are hidden in the
Commission book from the last meeting – Link to download the Commission Book from March

Deer Action Plan (14 pages)

The South Dakota White-Tailed and Mule Deer Action plan, 2024-2028, is a document that will be utilized to guide deer management in South Dakota. The plan outlines harvest strategies to ensure sustainability of each deer species and its habitat while maintaining populations at levels compatible with human activity and land use.

Link to Action Plan

Bobcat Action Plan (13 pages)

The South Dakota Bobcat Action plan will provide strategic guidance for GFP and objectives related to bobcat management. The plan will describe information used to monitor bobcat populations and emphasize working cooperatively with interested publics in both the planning process and the regular program activities related to bobcat management.

Ring-necked Pheasant Action Plan (9 pages)

The Ring-necked Pheasant Action plan, 2024-2028, is a document that will be used by GFP to guide ring-necked pheasant management in South Dakota through identified management objectives and measurable strategies to meet these management objectives.

Link to Action Plan

Public Comments Currently Being Accepted

All individuals interested in deer, bobcat, and/or ring-necked pheasant management in South Dakota may provide suggestions and comments on the draft action plans until April 19, 2024.

Written comments on the plans can be sent to 523 E. Capitol Ave., Pierre, S.D. 57501, or emailed to WildInfo@state.sd.us. Comments must be received by the deadline and include your full name and city of residence.

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Concurrent  pheasant  report (87 pages – March 2024)
Old deer  management plan of  412 pages – that was supposed to last till  2023

Details

Date:
April 19
Time:
10:50 pm - 10:59 pm