South Dakota Game Fish and Parks

A view from Lovers Leap Trail in Custer State Park, within South Dakota's Black Hills. (Seth Tupper/SD Searchlight)

Lawmakers vote to ditch free fishing, state park entry for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day

BY: - November 7, 2023

People will no longer get free entrance at South Dakota’s state parks or free fishing on Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. The Legislature’s Interim Rules Review Committee signed off on a rule change from the state Game, Fish and Parks Department on Tuesday in Pierre, making final a proposal approved by the GF&P Commission early […]

A South Dakota hunter walks the tall grass with his dog.

GF&P: Medical marijuana patients won’t lose hunting rights

BY: - November 23, 2022

Sioux Falls lawyer Ryan Kolbeck typically doesn’t deal with legal questions about hunting licenses. The criminal defense attorney did field multiple calls on the topic in the days following the Nov. 8 election, however. They started coming in shortly after it became clear that South Dakota voters had voted to reject the legalization of recreational […]