Child Wearing Native Regalia

DOI Official: Governments Must Work Together on ICWA

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The chief general counsel for the Department of Interior says the future of the Indian Child Welfare Act depends on the federal government’s ability to work with state governments and ensuring that tribal courts have enough resources. Solicitor Hilary Tompkins spoke at a panel discussion in Washington D.C. examining...
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SD Panel Proposes No Sage Grouse Hunting Season

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission is proposing that the state hold no hunting season for sage grouse this fall. State wildlife officials say the bird’s population has fallen in recent years in South Dakota and other western states.  In South Dakota, sage grouse are found mainly in...
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Governor Dennis Daugaard

Governor Ends Ban on SD Purchase of Wildlife Land

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has ended a moratorium on the purchase of land by the state Game, Fish and Parks Department. Daugaard imposed the ban when he took office in January 2011. But he says the department now will be able to acquire land for use by all South...
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SD Panel Cuts Deer Hunting Licenses Due to Disease

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission has set hunting seasons that will reduce the number of deer that can be shot this fall because of losses caused by a disease. Officials have said more than 3,000 deer died in some areas last year because of epizootic hemorrhagic disease,...
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