Draft elk management plan remains open for final review in S.D. | TSLN.com

Draft elk management plan remains open for final review in S.D.

Last December, the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks’ (GFP) Division of Wildlife released a draft of its five-year elk management plan and sought review and comments from the public.

“There is a large interest in this plan from stakeholders and individuals from across the state. We want to allow an additional opportunity to review the adjustments made to the plan and allow the public to provide comments prior to adopting it,” stated Tony Leif, director of the Division of Wildlife. “This plan outlines how the state proposes to manage elk in association with South Dakota’s diverse habitats and land ownership.”

The draft management plan and a reference depicting the adjustments incorporated from the initial public comment period is available for review until March 22, 2015, prior to its submission for final adoption by the GFP Commission.

The draft elk management plan can be found online at: http://gfp.sd.gov/hunting/big-game/elk/default.aspx. Written comments on the draft plan can be sent to 523 E. Capitol Ave., Pierre, S.D. 57501, or emailed to wildinfo@state.sd.us. Comments must be received by March 22, 2015, and include your full name and city of residence.