Game, Fish and Parks 3rd annual Nest Predator Bounty Program begins today

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Pierre, SD, USA / DRGNewsJody HeemstraApr 1, 2021 2:16 PM

The third year of the South Dakota Game, Fish, and Parks Nest Predator Bounty program begins today (April 1, 2021).

As part of Gov. Kristi Noem’s Second Century Initiative, tails from raccoon, striped skunk, badger, red fox and opossum will be eligible for $10 per-tail payments with a maximum total payout of $500,000. The per-tail payment $5 more that was paid last year.

Tails eligible for submission can be harvested via trapping or hunting. Participants need a hunting, furbearer or fishing license to be eligible to participate in the bounty program. Landowners harvesting nest predators for the program on their own land and youth under 18 are exempt from this license requirement.

“New to 2021 is the Youth Participation Trap Giveaway,” said GFP Department Secretary Kevin Robling. “On a weekly basis, our team will host a drawing…

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