Custer State Park

South Dakota’s Custer State Park gets boost – of nearly $2 million – in bounce-back from historic wildfire

CUSTER, S.D. — South Dakota officials say efforts to rehabilitate Custer State Park after a historic wildfire will be helped by a $1.8 million grant from a charitable trust established by the late hotel and real estate baroness Leona Helmsley. The funding announced recently will be used over three years to support aerial mapping, tree thinning and stream rehabilitation, among…

Big increase in antlerless elk licenses for South Dakota state park hunt

CWD is a fatal, neurological disease of deer, elk, and moose caused by an infectious protein that affects the animal’s brain. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)PIERRE, S.D. — The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission has increased the number of licenses available for a special Custer State Park antlerless elk hunting season from 20 to 60, the GFP announced…