South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks officials are optimistic about the rules put in place for public access to water situated over private land.
Over the summer, the legislature prompted the state GF & P to draft rules that open those bodies of water for recreation, unless a landowner deems otherwise. Those rules expire in June.
The governor wants the legislature to extend those rules to 2021.
The rules put in place were meant to please both landowners and recreationists in the prairie pothole region in the northeastern part of the state.