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South Dakota raffle raises $500,000 to support and enhance wildlife habitat


The South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks announced recently that the Second Century Habitat Fund has raised $500,000 to support and enhance habitat.

In March, the department announced a raffle for "the ultimate hunting vehicle" as a new way to support habitat.

In total, $474,800 was raised through ticket sales. Donors provided additional funds to reach $500,000 in total proceeds.

The proceeds from the raffle will support the Second Century Working Lands Program, Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP), and habitat development across the state.

“Habitat is the foundation to wildlife management and the money raised through this raffle will go directly to improving habitat and public access across the state,” said Kevin Robling, the secretary of Game, Fish and Parks. “Everyone who enjoys South Dakota’s great outdoor resources is a winner of this raffle.”

The winner of the raffle was Stephan Miller from Rapid City.