Outdoor News and Events


Noem signs aquatic invasive species bill that takes effect immediately

PIERRE, S.D. – Governor Kristi Noem has signed legislation to protect South Dakota’s public waters and prevent…

Register for Pelican Lake’s Becoming an Outdoor Family Event

  WATERTOWN, S.D. – Registration for Pelican Lake Recreation Area’s Becoming an Outdoor Family event opens Saturday…

Outdoor Report for week of February 17, 2020

Aberdeen Area Fishing Report The James River is open in many spots or it has a thin…

Spring Turkey and Paddlefish Application Deadline Approaching

The deadline for all South Dakota Spring Turkey seasons, Turkey Access Permits and Lake Francis Case Paddlefish…

Outdoor Report for week of February 10, 2020

Aberdeen Area Fishing Report The area lakes ice thickness varies across the lakes and because of the…

GFP’s Hunt for Habitat Offers Chance at a Hunt of a Lifetime

PIERRE, S.D. – Outdoor enthusiasts looking for the hunt of a lifetime will have another opportunity in…

Chronic wasting disease confirmed in deer in three more South Dakota counties

PIERRE, S.D. – Chronic wasting disease (CWD) was recently confirmed in the counties of Butte, Corson and…

Outdoor Report for week of February 3, 2020

Aberdeen Area Fishing Report The James River is open in many spots or it has a thin…

Be Sure To Purchase your 2020 Fishing/Combination License by Feb. 1

Ice fishing is a great family activity and an even better way to introduce new people to…

GFP News | January Commission Press Releases

GFP COMMISSION PROPOSES CHANGE TO DUCK HUNTING START DATES PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Game, Fish…