South Dakota

Our State Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. Goals

NWTF South Dakota will conserve or enhance 23,500 acres of wildlife habitat in the next decade.
NWTF South Dakota will recruit 500 hunters in the state over the next 10 years.
NWTF South Dakota will increase public hunting access by 5,000 acres in the next decade.
  • NWTF South Dakota partners with government wildlife agencies of all levels to improve the health of a variety of critical habitats, including grasslands, forests and riparian areas.
  • NWTF South Dakota works to increase hunter education and access opportunities.
  • NWTF South Dakota supports federal and state wildlife agency efforts to open hunting access on private lands and acquire new lands for public hunting. 

At the National Wild Turkey Federation, the outdoors isn’t just what’s on the other side of the glass, it’s where we feel most alive. And we’re making America the best it can be for the people and wildlife who call it home. The NWTF has divided the country in six areas — America’s Big Six of Wildlife Conservation — to focus our effort on the most critical wildlife habitat needs.

South Dakota is part of America’s Great Open Spaces and America’s Crossroads. NWTF South Dakota is committed to improve forest health and water quality, and restore native prairies and grasslands.

Learn more about America’s Big Six of Wildlife Conservation

Team South Dakota


Randy Gaskins
Regional Director
(605) 391-1386
Jared McJunkin
Director of Conservation Operations - Central
(785) 844-1055
Collin Smith
District Biologist
(406) 600-9241
Barry Woods
Sr. Director of Event Fundraising West
(620) 417-0692
Shawn Roberts
Director of Field Operations - Central
(903) 573-4570
Steve Barlow
Western Director of Development
James Pitman
District Biologist

Technical Committee

Travis Runia
Senior Upland Biologist
Chad Lehman
Senior Wildlife Biologist

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