YANKTON, S.D. – Hunters who placed tree stands on U. S. Army Corps of Engineers lands at Gavins Point Project this fall are reminded that all tree stands must be removed from Government property no later than Wednesday, February 15, 2017. This includes all Corps of Engineers managed lands around Lewis and Clark Lake, along with the North Alabama Bend and Audubon Bend Properties in South Dakota and Nebraska. Tree stands are required to be removed each year to minimize damage to trees and vegetation.
Tree stands for the 2017 hunting season may be placed beginning on August 15, 2017 on Gavins Point Project lands. Permanent tree stands or stands that pierce the bark of a tree (including screw-in steps) are NOT permitted at any time.
Failure to remove tree stands by February 15, 2017 may result in impoundment of the stand and/or citation issued by a park ranger. For more information, please contact the Lewis and Clark Visitor Center at (402) 667-2546.
Release no. 17-006