The draft of South Dakota’s White-Tailed Deer and Mule Deer Management Plan for 2017-2023 is still available for review following extension of the public comment period until May 5.
“Due to the overwhelming response and interest by the public, the GFP Commission has provided this additional time for public review and comment," according to Chad Switzer, wildlife program administrator. “In addition, an overview of the draft plan including highlighted strategies and a summary of the public input process has been made available on online.”
The plan will be considered for adoption by the GFP Commission at the June meeting in Chamberlain.
This draft plan overview, an abbreviated and full version of the draft management plan, and information from the stakeholder group meetings can be found online.
Written comments on the draft plan can be sent to 523 E. Capitol Ave., Pierre, S.D. 57501, or emailed to DeerPlan@state.sd.us.
Comments must be received by May 5, 2017, and must include the commentator’s full name and city of residence.