The South Dakota Department of Game, Fish, and Parks is the agency of the U.S. state of South Dakota charged with stewardship of the state's fish, wildlife, state park, and outdoor recreation resources.
South Dakota Habitat Pays
Habitat Pays is a joint effort between the South Dakota Departments of Game, Fish and Parks and Agriculture to connect farmers and ranchers to the appropriate habitat resources and help them implement wildlife habitat where it makes the most sense to do so. Habitat Pays is a direct result of Governor Daugaard's 2013 Habitat Summit.
Mitchell Pheasant Coalition
Aberdeen Pheasant Coalition
The Aberdeen Pheasant Coalition (APC) is a group of local businesses and organizations working to raise $100,000 to be used to provide a sign up incentive for farmers and landowners enrolling land into the USDA's CRP program and also enrolling it into the South Dakota Game, Fish, and Park's public Walk In hunting access program. At this level, we will add 4000 acres of excellent pheasant habitat open to public hunting in Brown County. The APC is being spearheaded by our local Northern South Dakota Pheasants Forever Chapter #77. Our APC members are businesses and organizations that understand the importance of pheasants to our Aberdeen economy. What is good for pheasants is good for Aberdeen!