Prairie dog management plans,
no implementation without approval of the Legislature.
The Department of Game, Fish and Parks and the Department of Agriculture are
directed to develop a state prairie dog management plan. The plan shall formulate state management
actions that will serve to prevent the prairie dog from being listed as a federal threatened or
endangered species. If such plan or any agreement adopted pursuant to such plan contains
provisions for incentive payments to private landowners for managing prairie dog habitat or restricts
private landowner rights to use any means of controlling prairie dogs on their property, the plan or
any agreement adopted pursuant to such plan shall be submitted to the South Dakota Legislature,
in bill form, for approval, prior to it becoming effective.
be amended to read as follows:
The Department of Game, Fish and Parks shall cooperate and enter into cooperative
agreements with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service or any other agency in the control and
disposition of coyotes, feral dogs, fox,
and other wild animals in this state that are
injurious to livestock, poultry, game, land, and the public health.