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South Dakota State Parks See Record Camping Numbers in 2014

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department reported that more people camped in South Dakota State Parks in 2014 than ever before. Numbers indicate that the parks hosted over 290,000 nights of camping last year. That is an increase of 3.8 percent over 2013. Doug Hofer, director of...
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Pierre School District Meeting on Elementary School Redistricting January 15, 2015

Open Enrollment & Other Topics Discussed at Meeting on Elementary Boundaries

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) More than 70 people attended a meeting yesterday as the Pierre School District discussed changes to boundaries for elementary schools in town. After this school year is done, Washington and McKinley elementary schools will close. The new school year will start with three elementary schools-Buchanan, Jefferson and Kennedy-which is...
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GFP Considers Tentative 2015 Hunting Season Dates

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission considered hunting season dates for 2015 at a Thursday meeting held in Pierre. Here are tentative start dates for select seasons in 2015: ANTELOPE Archery Antelope: Aug. 15 Antelope: Oct. 3 DEER Archery Deer: Sept. 26 Muzzleloader Deer: Dec. 1 Youth Deer:...
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Panel Approves Expansion of Dog Hunting for Mountain Lions

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission has voted to allow the use of hounds to hunt mountain lions on private land outside of the Black Hills. The commission on Thursday approved the measure, which was brought before them as a citizen petition. It would go into effect a...
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