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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 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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Flags to be Half Staff at Capitol for Former State Lawmaker

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – State officials say former state legislator John B. Heilman Jr. of Miller has died. The South Dakota governor’s office says Heilman died Tuesday at the age of 92. He served from 1953-1954 in the South Dakota House of Representatives. Governor Dennis Daugaard has ordered flags lowered to half-staff at the...
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