Public May Feel Left Out Of SD Big Game Management
by KDLT News
May 15, 2013 9:16 PM
The half dozen people at a meeting in Pierre say many South Dakota hunters and landowners feel their views are not taken into consideration in the management of big game in the state.
The meeting was held by a consulting firm hired by the state to make recommendations on how the state Game, Fish and Parks Department can improve the management of deer, elk, antelope and mountain lions.
A similar meeting was held in Brookings on Tuesday, and a final meeting is set for Rapid City on Thursday.
The crowd consisted of two members of the Game, Fish and Parks Commission, two state lawmakers, a former department employee and one hunter.
Gov. Dennis Daugaard called for the review of big-game management after months of public complaints about wildlife issues.