User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


66° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

Share your Photos, Videos, and Stories on uShare! Click here to get started.

News

[0] My Saved Articles
MLB
Chicago Cubs
5
Cincinnati
2
MLB
Washington
2
Miami
6
MLB
Atlanta
4
Philadelphia
5
MLB
St. Louis
3
Milwaukee
6
MLB (Bot 4)
Los Angeles
0
San Diego
2
MLB (Top 4)
Pittsburgh
2
Arizona
0
MLB
San Francisco
0
Colorado
0
MLB
Cleveland
6
Detroit
8
MLB
Toronto
1
Tampa Bay
5
MLB
Boston
7
Baltimore
18
MLB (Bot 7)
Kansas City
3
Chicago WSox
5
MLB (Top 6)
Texas
2
LA Angels
0
MLB (Top 4)
Houston
5
Oakland
2
MLB (Bot 4)
Minnesota
2
Seattle
0
MLB (8:05 PM)
NY Mets
NY Yankees
NBA
Cleveland
101
Boston
93
NBA (3 Qtr)
LA Clippers
69
San Antonio
70
NBA (6:30 PM)
Toronto
Washington
NBA (9:00 PM)
Houston
Dallas
NHL (3 Period)
St. Louis
1
Minnesota
3
NHL (6:00 PM)
Montreal
Ottawa
NBA
Memphis
115
Portland
109
Updated: Apr 26, 2015 4:22PM
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

New 160-Acre Game Production Area In South Dakota

June 2, 2014, 4:42 PM

New 160-Acre Game Production Area In South Dakota

Brookings, S.D. – June 2, 2014 – South Dakota pheasant hunters will have the new 160-acre Gideon Game Production Area (GPA) to explore in northwest Moody County this pheasant season. The South Dakota Game, Fish, & Parks Department purchased the land using Pittman-Robertson dollars, contributions from the Minnehaha and Brookings County Pheasants Forever chapters and the Tony Dean Legacy Memorial Fund. The new GPA is being named in honor of Gideon Moody, a U.S. Senator from South Dakota in the late 1800s and namesake of Moody County.

“This is a beautiful property with excellent upland habitat for pheasants and deer, along with some temporary and seasonal wetlands for waterfowl,” reported Steve VanderBeek, regional habitat manager for South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks. “The land has been enrolled in a Wetlands Reserve Program easement and open to public hunting through our Walk-In program the last few years. Today, I’m excited to report this gem will be permanently protected.”

Pittman-Robertson dollars, tax revenue generated from firearms and ammunition sales, accounted for 75 percent of the $160,000 used to purchase the land. The Brookings County Pheasants Forever Chapter, the Minnehaha County Pheasants Forever Chapter and the Tony Dean Legacy Memorial Fund made up the remaining 25 percent match used to permanently protect the habitat and open it up to public hunting as a state Game Production Area. The new Gideon GPA is only 10 miles south of Brookings and within 50 miles of Sioux Falls making it an excellent public hunting option for two of South Dakota’s largest population centers.

“This is a tremendous example of successful conservation in the age of partnerships,” explained Mike Stephenson, Pheasants Forever’s regional field representative for South Dakota. “No group can turn the tide for habitat alone. This project is an illustration of what’s possible when local volunteers, foundations and government agencies work toward common conservation goals.”

About Pheasants Forever
Pheasants Forever, including its quail conservation division, Quail Forever, is the nation's largest nonprofit organization dedicated to upland habitat conservation. Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever have more than 140,000 members and 745 local chapters across the United States and Canada. Chapters are empowered to determine how 100 percent of their locally raised conservation funds are spent; the only national conservation organization that operates through this truly grassroots structure. Since creation in 1982, Pheasants Forever has spent $508 million on 475,000 habitat projects benefiting 10 million acres nationwide.

Pheasants Forever in South Dakota
South Dakota’s 32 Pheasants Forever chapters account for 6,000 members statewide. Those chapters have spent $4.8 million to complete 24,000 habitat projects since the first South Dakota chapter was formed in Minnehaha County in 1985. Those projects have improved 360,000 acres for wildlife.

 

Courtesy: Pheasants Forever

Previous Story

Next Story


Sponsored
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View sports

You may also like

Activities Association Responds To Audit

4/22/2015 6:07 PM

From baseball tickets on the company card to a missing contract payment, the South Dakota High School Activities Association is answering questio...

Full Story | Watch
CFB: Hermanson To Join USF Coaching Staff

4/20/2015 2:15 PM

University of Sioux Falls head football coach Jed Stugart has announced that highly successful coach Brian Hermanson will join the Cougars’ defe...

Full Story
Seekamp Given Fourth Year Of Eligibility

4/20/2015 4:23 PM

University of South Dakota women's basketball player Nicole Seekamp has been granted a fourth year of eligibility by the NCAA.

Full Story
CWR: Rocky Burkett Named Northern State Head Coach

4/20/2015 2:53 PM

Rocky Burkett was formally introduced as the sixth wrestling head coach in Northern State University history at a press conference Monday, April 20th,...

Full Story
WBK: SDSU's Boever Granted Sixth Year Of Eligibility

4/23/2015 2:39 PM

Gabby Boever of the South Dakota State women’s basketball team has been granted a sixth year of eligibility, NCAA officials announced Thursday.

Full Story


Events