South Dakota BHA 2024 Spring Newsletter

Happy Spring! Cabin fever is setting in and turkey season is right around the corner. The days are getting longer and we're starting to stir - here's what we've been up to:



We expressed our opposition to the Golden Crest Exploration Drilling Project.

A win from the 2024 legislation session is the passage of Senate Concurrent Resolution 605, which recognizes the value of grassland ecosystems and the importance of farmers and ranchers as managers. This is an exciting recognition of the importance of our native prairies and what they mean to our wildlife. We hope this will have a position change in perception around our public lands and waters at a policy level.

Over the next year, we will continue to watch and push for additional funding for water quality projects to make sure our public waters are safe and accessible for the community.

As mining pressures continue to increase in the Blacks Hills National Forest, we will continue to watch and fight for smart mining policies.

We also added six new members to our board! Welcome Trevor, Chris, Derek, Kevin, Tyler, and Andrew!

Upcoming Events

We’re going on a Pint Night Tour across the state! Come meet BHA staff and new board members at one of our upcoming events near you!

May 21st – Rapid City OnX-sponsored Pint Night at Hay Camp Brewing
May 22nd – Pierre OnX-sponsored Pint Night at The Fieldhouse Sports & Spirits
May 23rd – Sioux Falls OnX-sponsored Pint Night at Remedy Brewing


We'll be celebrating 20 years of work on behalf of our public lands, waters, and wildlife at the Minneapolis Convention Center April 18-20! Visit our exhibitor booths, compete in the turkey calling contest, test your knowledge at trivia, or beers & cheers at Podcasts & Pints.

See the full weekend lineup of events and get your tickets here!

Field to Table Recipe

Board member, Cody Grewing, shared his recipe for Fish Tacos for a Special Occasion. Keep this one on hand as you hit the water this summer.

Join Us!

Be entered to win a NRS Approach 100 when you join, renew, upgrade, or gift a BHA membership between 4/1-6/30.

Thank you for your continued support!



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