Public Meeting about Meandered and Non-Meandered Water 5/9/17

Dakota Sportsman Inc. Watertown, along with South Dakota Wildlife Federation (SDWF) would like to invite sportsmen/women to our public meeting about Meandered and Non-Meandered water here in South Dakota.

The presentation is open to the public and will be held on; Tuesday, May 9th 7:00 PM in the Heritage Theater located at the Watertown Event Center.

There will be a Power Point presentation including the history of water, The Public Trust Doctrine along with the “Economic Impacts” of the recent Supreme Court Decision Durrer V. Hepler, that rural SD may experience with the recent court ruling.

GFP Secretary Kelly Hepler is also scheduled to speak, along with other “guest” speakers have been invited but have not confirmed their ability to attend.

Dakota Sportsman Inc. and SDWF are trying to be proactive in moving in the right direction for everyone. We have invited all 105 legislators to this meeting.  It is a state-wide issue and affects all of us.

Dakota Sportsman Inc. is about 200 members strong and is one of SDWF’s 16 Affiliate Clubs Dakota Sportsman Inc. is located in Watertown, SD.

Our goal is to disseminate accurate and factual information to the public and to help everyone to understand the recent decision. We are also soliciting questions from the public to be presented to the speakers. If you have a question you would like to be asked to the speakers, please E-mail them to We are expecting a large crowd so individual questions from the audience will not be taken or asked for. We are hoping to select 10 question to present to the speakers.