Changes to elk hunting licenses proposed

S.D. Game, Fish & Parks considering new elk raffle license

PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks (SDGFP), is considering a rule change to establish an elk raffle license that would be valid during the Black Hills elk hunting season. The rule change consideration comes after a petition was submitted to SDGFP in late August.

The petition has been accepted as a proposal and is now open for public comment through Oct. 4.

The proposal would allow qualifying residents to be eligible for this raffle license and allow for 501c3 non-profit organizations, who are dedicated to wildlife management to apply for the opportunity to use the raffle as a fundraiser. The funds raised through the raffle would be used for wildlife management, which may include habitat management and research.

The proposal also requested the license be made available in any unit where any elk license is allocated; with the exception of Custer State Park.

There will be a public hearing on Oct. 4 at 2 p.m. at Cadillac Jacks in Deadwood, S.D.

Individuals can also provide written comments on the proposal at https://gfp.sd.gov/forms/positions up to 72 hours before the public hearing.

Comments will be included in the public record and considered by the Commission.

Categories: Local News, South Dakota News