Author Topic: NE South Dakota losing their fishing waters?  (Read 3550 times)

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Re: NE South Dakota losing their fishing waters?
« Reply #40 on: Jun 13, 2017, 04:53 PM »
this is from the gfp's website, maybe i read it wrong but,  here it is. Injunctions from previous court actions (Duerre v. Hepler and Parks v. Cooper) remain in effect.

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Re: NE South Dakota losing their fishing waters?
« Reply #41 on: Jun 13, 2017, 07:33 PM »
GFP Works on Reopening public access after open water compromise passes

Pierre, S.D. -With passage of House Bill 1001 by the SD Legislature, the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) is now in the process of removing the cables that have blocked boat ramps on nonmeandered waters; primarily in the eastern half of the state.

 By the end of today, GFP staff will have removed all cables that previously restricted access to nearly 30 nonmeandered lakes. Full services will be restored by the end of the week; which includes having docks back in the water.

 "I want to thank the Legislature for taking quick action yesterday," said Kelly Hepler, GFP secretary. "I encourage everyone to join together for implementation of the Open Waters Compromise."

 Going forward, the department will work closely with the GFP Commission to engage the public in setting rules to implement sections of the bill; including the ability for landowners to mark water above private land closed. In the interim, landowners can still post the waters with conspicuous markers after notifying the department. GFP will work with landowners to maintain our state’s recreational opportunities for the public.   

 Injunctions from previous court actions (Duerre v. Hepler and Parks v. Cooper) remain in effect. As these waters are reopened GFP encourages all to get out and enjoy the great outdoors

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Re: NE South Dakota losing their fishing waters?
« Reply #42 on: Jun 15, 2017, 10:48 AM »
over 60 "markers" have been pre ordered  as of yesterday already(gfp's office).  Thats just the beginning. If i was from out of state, i wouldn't bother with sd now.  Nothing like getting on a lake and seeing markers and not knowing where you can fish on public trust waters(when you get on the water and only see 4 markers, how can you tell where u can fish or not, plus how do we know if those markers are not on public land? ) , after you got on by legal means.   This is possibly the biggest joke ever.  just a example, lake lily , alot of state land that is in over 25 ft deep and how in the world do they mark it and keep it marked for ice fishing.  Another one is cattail lake(if a non elected body/landowner petitions to open and gets it open) and he marks off the state land. over 700 acres in state land scattered over the lake. I hate see the small business owners fail. but it will probably happen within 2 years if this keeps in law(in a way it would be a good deal if all the water was closed to prove to the governor that this is bad and illegal). Because certain people want it privatized and this bill is just the beginning.  I encourage everyone to contact the gfp/landowners and have them verify if their markers are in the correct place and not on public land. And if they can't or if they do and they are on public land, file charges of criminal trust-passing or closing off public land. I promise you this will happen. Wind, ice, human error/purpose.  Plus one lodge has already taken down WPA signs and put no trespassing signs up on the land/water. the WPA office forced them to change it(was done last year).  I wrote this on my phone, so apologizes for errors.

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Re: NE South Dakota losing their fishing waters?
« Reply #43 on: Jun 16, 2017, 07:09 PM »
I agree mbaiter , I am glad this crap show of a law is only going to last one year . There are some sportsman groups and sportsmen working on this right now to get it changed . From I catch on Facebook there is some landowners that want to close all the waters and go after meandering lakes also . It is really sad with the way things are turning out

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Re: NE South Dakota losing their fishing waters?
« Reply #44 on: Aug 05, 2017, 09:34 PM »
I realize that it's early, but has anyone heard if any landowners marked off their property on some of the lakes and which ones?  Or do you think it'll be more of an ice fishing issue? 

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Re: NE South Dakota losing their fishing waters?
« Reply #45 on: Aug 06, 2017, 08:40 AM »
Go up to antelope and Indian Springs south of Clark.   The "guided duck hunting" lodge on the north shore between the two has put hay bales between the lake so boats can not pass between.  The bales are on his "private" land and are starting to get rotten. This has ruined all fishing on antelope.  Turned the water brownish orange and it stinks so bad you can not fish antelope .

  He wants Indian Springs which has flooded some of his land all private so he has a duck hunters heaven.  Luckily another land owner put in a boat ramp with a free will donation to launch.   

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Re: NE South Dakota losing their fishing waters?
« Reply #46 on: Aug 06, 2017, 11:13 PM »
I can totally understand the landowners.....however I wish they just had a box to pay a little money to them so a guy could fish it.

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Re: NE South Dakota losing their fishing waters?
« Reply #47 on: Aug 07, 2017, 11:44 AM »
Some did this and a lot of people didn't put money in the container so the landowners closed the access. I believe Jesse Slough was closed because of this.
It seems to go from zero to hero all some have to do is lie.

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Re: NE South Dakota losing their fishing waters?
« Reply #48 on: Aug 07, 2017, 11:50 AM »
Jessie slough has WPA (federal land) under it, part of it. And by federal law, we the public has to have access to that wpa. The day county board tried to vacate the roads that led to it, and the supreme court of sd ruled they couldn't do that. Plus the feds stepped in.  I've fished jessie and durrie for many years... never once did i c a drop box anywhere.  I did see landowners there carrying guns around and threatening people though. ANd the fishermen were over the wpa.  Did you know landowners are posting right aways  now and closed. that is illegal by 2 laws in sd. But the state is letting them by with it.  Our governor caused this whole mess.

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Re: NE South Dakota losing their fishing waters?
« Reply #49 on: Aug 07, 2017, 01:13 PM »
It has become a real mess, so I will continue to avoid the area and stay away from the thundering herd.  >:(
It seems to go from zero to hero all some have to do is lie.

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Re: NE South Dakota losing their fishing waters?
« Reply #50 on: Aug 08, 2017, 07:12 PM »
I've fished a few of those lakes in the past but I'm not overly familiar with them so I'm a little hesitant to head back up there and fish those lakes this coming winter.  I'm not overly interested in the pay to fish idea so I'll have to look into other options maybe. It's disappointing that it has come to this but who knows maybe they'll figure something out yet.

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Re: NE South Dakota losing their fishing waters?
« Reply #52 on: Sep 18, 2017, 02:54 PM »
So according to that, Reetz is no longer 'closed'?

We are heading up in a few weeks smallie fishing, and we are very curious about Reetz.

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Re: NE South Dakota losing their fishing waters?
« Reply #53 on: Sep 19, 2017, 11:40 AM »
As for Reetz still working on an agreement,,, The Last I seen cable still at boat ramp,,, Hope to get some agreement soon the last I heard,,,
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Re: NE South Dakota losing their fishing waters?
« Reply #54 on: Sep 19, 2017, 05:14 PM »
As for Reetz still working on an agreement,,, The Last I seen cable still at boat ramp,,, Hope to get some agreement soon the last I heard,,,

I'm fine just so it's done by the end of DEC.

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Re: NE South Dakota losing their fishing waters?
« Reply #55 on: Sep 20, 2017, 08:49 AM »
A report from a local forum member that was there last weekend says it's still closed.   :(

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Re: NE South Dakota losing their fishing waters?
« Reply #56 on: Sep 20, 2017, 09:30 AM »
Jessie slough has WPA (federal land) under it, part of it. And by federal law, we the public has to have access to that wpa. The day county board tried to vacate the roads that led to it, and the supreme court of sd ruled they couldn't do that. Plus the feds stepped in.  I've fished jessie and durrie for many years... never once did i c a drop box anywhere.  I did see landowners there carrying guns around and threatening people though. ANd the fishermen were over the wpa.  Did you know landowners are posting right aways  now and closed. that is illegal by 2 laws in sd. But the state is letting them by with it.  Our governor caused this whole mess.
I put money in a drop box at the private launch on the south side. In my opinion authorities allowed this issue to get out of hand since there were laws governing the situation. I used to enjoy our pheasant hunting until the state changed laws and it became a money game. When enough money changes hands we will have access to some of the non-meandered water again.
It seems to go from zero to hero all some have to do is lie.

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Re: NE South Dakota losing their fishing waters?
« Reply #57 on: Sep 20, 2017, 07:26 PM »
I put money in a drop box at the private launch on the south side. In my opinion authorities allowed this issue to get out of hand since there were laws governing the situation. I used to enjoy our pheasant hunting until the state changed laws and it became a money game. When enough money changes hands we will have access to some of the non-meandered water again.

Rule of thumb......it is always about the money.

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Re: NE South Dakota losing their fishing waters?
« Reply #58 on: Sep 20, 2017, 09:23 PM »
I'm from MN and enjoy fishing around the Watertown area. This makes me think I'll fish MN. I understand where the landowners are coming from but you have to create regs people can actually understand and follow. Trying to hunt pheasants in SD is bad enough. Fourteen different sign colors that all have different regs depending on the field. Farm equipment in the field with a yellow sign? See article 4 subsection 3 paragraph 2. Just for fun try reading the regs on road hunting. It is a beautiful state and a sportsmans paradise but the hunting and fishing regs make me want to stay home.
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Re: NE South Dakota losing their fishing waters?
« Reply #59 on: Sep 21, 2017, 06:33 PM »
Lol, I have read the road hunting regulations and they are a joke. Just another reason I quit hunting pheasants. At least making landowner contact is easy in SD, just stop along a gravel road and shoot a round into the air. You will have a landowner screaming in your face in about a minute. Just be sure you park your vehicle according to G,F&P regulations. ;D ;)
It seems to go from zero to hero all some have to do is lie.

 


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