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Opening Remarks for Annual Conference

Sept 25, 2020

This speech was drafted to provide opening remarks for the AFWA Annual Conference. It was delivered by then-president of AFWA, Kelly Hepler who is also the retired Cabinet Secretary for the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks.


GFP Commission Extends Youth Pheasant Season

May 14, 2020

PIERRE, S.D. - At their May meeting, the Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission finalized their proposal to extend the youth pheasant season. The proposal modified the current season dates from five consecutive days beginning on the first Saturday of October to nine consecutive days beginning 21 days prior to the third Saturday of October.


Backroads Law: True Stories of South Dakota Game Wardens

Dec 30, 2019

Backroads Law: True Stories of South Dakota Game Wardens - Compiled and edited on behalf of the South Dakota Conservation Officers Association. This collection of stories covers the inception of the organization, and officers past and present.


Protecting Students | St. Joseph's Indian School

August 1, 2018

What does St. Joseph's Indian School do to protect students from abuse? This web piece tackled a difficult issue and outlined the key policies in place to ensure St. Joseph's residential students receive exceptional care without exception.


Introduction to Newspaper Readers

January 1, 2004

As a freelance writer new to the area, my first task was to introduce myself to readers of the local paper.


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