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South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission authorizes the Nest Predator Bounty Program

The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission recently approved a resolution to authorize the Nest Predator Bounty Program for 2021 and 2022. The resolution specifies that the 2021 and 2022 program will include a payment of ten-dollars per predator with a maximum of 500-thousand dollars in bounty payments each year. The G-F&P Commission has agreed to run the 2021 program from April 1st through July 1st, unless the 500-thousand dollar maximum is reached.

Conservation Officer Cody Symens explains more about the Nest Predator Bounty Program.

Symens said that there will be some local drop-off opportunities for those taking part in the program.

Interim Game, Fish and Parks Department Secretary Kevin Robling said the program enhances pheasant and duck nest success at localized levels and encourages families to get involved in wildlife management.  

More information on the state’s Nest Predator Bounty Program can be found on the Game, Fish and Parks website

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