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South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks: Educational Event Management

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Learn to scout, hunt, shoot, harvest, process and cook wild game. 

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Each learn to hunt class builds confidence in novice hunters and allows them to advance their skillsets towards becoming an independent hunter. Starting with scouting and finding places to hunt, students begin to lay the foundation for how they could plan a hunting experience in the field. From there, our instructors provide instruction in necessary gear, licenses, and skills needed to harvest the species of choice. From there, students learn how to successfully and ethically harvest the species of their choice, process the meat to prepare it for cooking, and finally cook their harvested wild game. 
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South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks

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Interested in learning how to shoot your shotgun, rifle, bow or bow? Join us in our Shooting Sports series. 

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These classes will give you the opportunity to practice wing-shooting in preparation for upland game bird hunting, will teach you how to care for your firearms so they last a lifetime, how to sight in your rifle or bow,  how to take ethical shots while hunting, and how to enjoy recreational shooting on your own. 
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South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks

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Learn basics of fishing, from gear, bait, species identification and processes.

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These classes will begin with an introduction to the type of fishing you will be learning: fly fishing, ice fishing, shore fishing etc..  You will be introduced to your equipment and how to prepare for a fishing trip.  Once a basic foundation is set you will be able to practice your fishing techniques, identifying your catch, cleaning your catch and cooking your fish.  Classes will include understanding fishing regulations and ethics of fishing.
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South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks

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Learn how to kayak/canoe, cook in the outdoors, cross-country ski, snowshoe, and survive in the wilderness.

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These courses introduce folks to practical skills for enjoying South Dakota’s landscape.  Classes include kayak and canoe classes on flat and moving bodies of water, skills for how to start a fire and cook on an open fire, and skills for wilderness survival.  During the winter months, these courses also include snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. 
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South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks

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Learn about habitat, native plant and animal species, wildlife management, and other conservation practices. 

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These courses offer the opportunity for the public to learn about South Dakota and its environment.  Learn about the specific aquatic and terrestrial habitats found in South Dakota and how native species are adapted for the climate.  Learn about native grasses, trees, or forbs and how they are quintessential to life here.  Classes also include understanding wildlife management and best practices when it comes to conservation. 
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South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks

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This class series is for novice trappers interested in learning how to use baits, lures, and live traps to harvest predators and varmints.

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Students will engage in a comprehensive series of classes that will teach them the best trap, bait, lure, and trap set for each target species. Students will leave the class with an understanding of how to find the best location to set traps, what tools and resources are necessary to be successful, and what their options are once an animal has been captured. 
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South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks

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Instructor Certification in HuntSAFE, National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP), FishSD, and Aquatic WILD.

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By signing up for each course you will be able to receive instructor training to for certification in HuntSAFE, NASP, FishSD, and Aquatic Wild. Participants who pass the certifications will then have access to lesson plans and resources to be able to teach these courses to students. Each training course is set up for classroom learning, experiential learning, and out of class/asynchronous learning. Continuing Education Credits, Undergraduate, or Graduate level credits may be available for those who successfully complete the course.
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South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks