Sunday, April 14th, 2024

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Sunday, April 14th, 2024

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What gives with South Dakota’s Prairie Unit elk tags? Plus, a goose migration update

The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department is supporting current legislation that would increase the number of elk tags available to landowners in the Prairie Elk Unit. At the current level, however, landowners are not claiming all antlerless elk tags. So, opponents are left to wonder if there’s another reason for department support of the bill. (Stock photo)

The 2024 South Dakota legislative session is chugging along, including movement on a number of outdoors-related bills.
While an attempt to increase the habitat stamp fee for nonresidents failed, efforts to create a conservation license plate and emblem are ongoing, as is a bill that will add fluorescent pink to the spectrum of colors allowed that meet the visibility requirement for big-game hunters.
There are meatier issues at play in the halls of the Capitol in Pierre as well.

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