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CSF Supported Firearm Preemption Legislation Moves Swiftly Through South Dakota Legislature

Why It Matters: Firearm and ammunition laws and regulations are often intricate, confusing, and, without state preemption laws, can vary from locality to locality. Recently, South Dakota introduced and passed a firearm preemption bill of their own, restricting homeowner’s associations from placing restrictions on the possession and use of firearms or ammunition. Firearm preemption legislation …

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Predator Hunting Will Soon Be Safer and More Effective in South Dakota

Contact: Bob Matthews, Senior Coordinator, Upper Midwestern States Why It Matters: Modern night-vision scopes and binoculars produce clear images that allow hunters to reliably identify targets. Although South Dakotans were already permitted to hunt predators on public lands at night, they were not permitted to use night-vision devices, which hindered their ability to hunt predators …

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Conservation Challenges and Opportunities – Focus of CSF’s Midwest Policy Forum

Contact: Nick Buggia, Upper Midwestern States Manager, and Kent Keene, Senior Coordinator, Lower Midwestern States and Agriculture Policy Highlights: Why it matters: Efforts designed to achieve conservation successes naturally vary from place to place. Even within the same region, these objectives can vary between properties, specifically between privately owned properties whose owners hold different values …

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Midwest: 2020 Regional Legislative Update

Contacts: Nick Buggia, Upper Midwestern States Manager; Kent Keene, Lower Midwestern States Coordinator Since many Midwestern states have either wrapped up their 2020 legislative sessions or remain suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic, members of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation’s States Program Team will be providing brief regional legislative updates over the next few weeks. Below …

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South Dakota: 2020 Mountain Lion Season Ends in Success for Hunters and the Lions

Contact: Nick Buggia, Upper Midwestern States Manager April 30 marked the end of the 2019-2020 mountain lion season in the Black Hills of South Dakota. With a firm harvest limit of 60 total lions or 40 females in the Black Hills Fire Protection Area, the season ended with 51 total lions harvested, including 27 females …

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South Dakota Habitat Stamp Would Generate Additional Money for Conservation

Contact: Nick Buggia, Upper Midwestern States Manager Though the vast majority of conservation efforts are funded by hunters, anglers, recreational shooters and trappers through the “user pays – public benefits” American System of Conservation Funding, many fish and wildlife agencies are looking for ways to generate additional revenues for conservation efforts to improve fish and …

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South Dakota Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus Co-Hosts Event with Ducks Unlimited

Contact: Nick Buggia, Upper Midwestern States Manager On January 23rd, the South Dakota Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus co-hosted a legislative reception with the South Dakota Chapter of Ducks Unlimited. The event focused on Ducks Unlimited’s work in the state and the mission and goals of the Caucus. The event had about 80 people in attendance including …

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South Dakota: Governor Kristi Noem Joins the Governors Sportsmen’s Caucus

By Nick Buggia, Upper Midwestern States Manager Recently, newly elected South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem joined the Governors Sportsmen’s Caucus (GSC), a bipartisan group of governors from across the country who are dedicated to their sportsmen and women constituents. “South Dakota is deeply rooted in outdoor traditions. Hunting, trapping, and fishing have played a significant …

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