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SD Game, Fish and Parks Commission’s March Hybrid Meeting

March 7 @ 12:00 pm - March 8 @ 12:00 pm

SD Game, Fish & Parks Commission’s March Meeting is in Pierre, Thursday-Friday,  March 7-8th 2024, at Missouri River Events Center.

SDGFP Commission continues in 2024 with its’ normal meeting policies  from 2023, — folks can testify for 3 minutes at 2 pm CT in person or by Zoom or phone. Visit this web page close to the meeting date, for more details: https://gfp.sd.gov/commission/information/

Agenda: https://gfp.sd.gov/UserDocs/Commission_Agenda_-_March_2024_Public_Copy.pdf

There are a lot of rule change proposals (changes to hunting seasons), but no finalizations

Thursday, March 7, 2024 starting at 1 pm CST and Friday, March 8, 2024 starting at 8 am CST,
Zoom Meeting Link https://state-sd.zoom.us/j/92827772568?pwd=cHByUFlQNi8rRXJ0dGlEazNRbjBqZz09
or join via conference call Dial 1 253 205 0468 Meeting ID: 928 2777 2568 Passcode: 421262

Public Input: To provide comments, join the meeting in person, via zoom, or via conference call per the info above.
To conduct the public hearing and/or open forum as efficiently as possible, GFP asks those wishing to testify to
register by 1:00 pm CST the day of the meeting by email to Liz.Kierl@state.sd.us. Testifiers should provide
their full names, whom they represent, their city of residence, and which proposed topic they will address.

Written comments can be submitted at https://gfp.sd.gov/forms/positions/. To be included in the public record of the next meeting, comments must include your complete name and city of residence and meet the submission deadline of seventytwo hours before the meeting (not including the day of the meeting) (Usually Sunday night before midnight CT or MT depending on time zone of physical meeting)  If you miss that deadline it goes to record of the next meeting.



SD GFP normally meets on the first Thursday-Friday of the month, unless those days are close to a holiday and then the meeting week may shift. They normally don’t meet in February and August.

You can testify at GFP meetings which are held in person and by Zoom, generally at 2 pm on the Thursday of the meeting, in time zone of the meeting. If there is rule finalization(s) you get 3 minutes per each rule you want to testify on. During the Open Forum, you get 3 minutes to testify on anything.

Unless you want to communicate directly with each Commissioner  (those comments will not be in the public record)–  https://gfp.sd.gov/commission/members/  (no deadline). You can see phones and home address at this link.  Here are likely e-mails for them.
The three new commissioners  e-mails likely are:
Jim.White@state.sd.us or James.White@state.sd.us, Bruce.Cull@state.sd.us, Travis.Theel@state.sd.us


March 7 @ 12:00 pm
March 8 @ 12:00 pm