GF&P’s Nest Predator Bounty Program reaches cap of 50,000 tails

July 11, 2023

PIERRE, S.D.–Hunters and trappers have turned in just over 50,000 tails this year as part of the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GF&P) Department’s Nest Predator Bounty Program.

The tails were submitted by just under 2,500 participants.

GF&P Department Secretary Kevin Robling says the 2023 program saw the highest level of youth participation since inception, with youth under the age of 18 composing 46% of total participants.

He says the cap of 50,000 tails was reached June 29 and overall participation in the program was up 5% from 2022.