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Our members love fishing and enjoying the beautiful lakes and rivers of South Dakota. We are making sure these pristine waters are available years to come for our children and our grandchildren. Come join us today!
Why Join SDWU?
SDWU is a statewide, membership-driven organization dedicated to preserving, protecting, and improving fisheries in the state of South Dakota. We are committed to promoting the sport of fishing and outdoor activities through education, conservation, cooperation, activism, and fiscal responsibility to ensure opportunity, access, and habitat for anglers of all ability levels.
From family days to kids’ fishing days, tournaments, banquets and habitat improvement, members of SDWU enjoy great events with exciting people.
SDWU offers many exciting opportunities for kids to get involved in fishing, but also our goal is to ensure safe and quality angler environments for our posterity. We seek to leave behind better than how we found it. Join us to help ensure state wide fishing for everyone in the years to come.
We lead and partner with organizations to provide Kid's Fishing Days through all our chapters. We also support C.A.S.T. (Catch A Special Thrill) for Kids Foundation is a public charity that was formed in [...]
We facilitate improved water access via docks and fishing piers (chapter project or and partners with outdoor groups and GF&P) like: Handicap Accessible Fishing Dock at Chamberlain; Camp Bob Marshall Pier near Custer; Docks/Piers in [...]
Take part in one of our Annual Cleanup campaigns or related projects. We work in the following areas: Missouri River cleanup; Rapid Creek cleanup; Fishing line recycling receptors
Some outdoor related education and support projects include: Kids fishing equipment donations and education; Youth Conservation Camp at Camp Bob Marshall - Scholarships and provide guides with boats; GF&P Mobile Educational Aquarium; GF&P Portable Boat [...]
Outdoor activities we sponsor or partner with include: Camp Bob Marshall fishing activities; DAV (Disabled American Veterans) fishing day at Pierre; Firefighters/Paralyzed Veterans of America Walleye Event at Chamberlain
Outdoor Education liaison for events Boat safety classes GF&P regulation & fisheries meetings and State Legislative updates like: GF&P proposal and State Legislative discussion participant; Aquatic Invasive Species; Water management plans; Creel and baitfish [...]
Some outdoor projects we sponsor or partner with include: Fishing line recycling receptors in the Black Hills; Life Jacket loaner station in Rapid City; Outdoor Campus East educational equipment arson replacement; ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle) [...]