Participants in bounty program can turn in tails Wednesday

PIERRE, S.D. (DRG News) – Participants in the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks’ Nest Predator Bounty Program can turn in tails Wednesday (July 1) from 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

At each location, signs will be posted and GFP staff will be on hand to provide instructions and direct traffic.

Tails must be frozen in bags that allow easy identification and counting. The program closes July 1 or when GFP reaches the $250,000 (50,000 tails) cap. The Tail Tracker is updated daily at 9 a.m. CDT.

Individuals who are not able to make one of these two drop sites can contact their local conservation officer or wildlife damage specialist and arrange for a time and place to submit their tails.

  • Fort Pierre – Game, Fish and Parks Office: 20641 SD Hwy 1806,
  • Mobridge – Game, Fish and Parks Office: 909 Lake Front Drive,
  • Chamberlain – Game, Fish and Parks Office: 1550 East King Avenue,
  • Sioux Falls – Game, Fish and Parks Shop/DOT Complex (Not the Outdoor Campus): 5316 W 60th St North,
  • Huron -Huron GFP OFFICE: 895 3rd St. Huron, SD 57350
  • Rapid City – Game, Fish and Parks Shop: 4130 Adventure Trail,
  • Webster – Game, Fish and Parks Office: 603 East 8th Avenue,
  • Watertown – Game, Fish and Parks Office: 400 West Kemp,
  • Aberdeen – Game, Fish and Parks Office: 5850 East Highway 12.

Due to COVID-19 please note these special instructions for tail submissions:

  • If you are feeling ill, please stay home.
  • Stay in your vehicle unless directed by GFP staff.
  • Follow signs and instructions from GFP staff on traffic flow and the submission process.
  • GFP staff will come to your vehicle window to complete the necessary paperwork and count tails.
  • An electronic affidavit will be signed by GFP with your verbal consent.
  • A valid ID (driver’s license) is required.
  • A hunting or fishing license is required unless the participant is under 18 years of age or is a landowner harvesting predators from their property.