Rural Bath resident appointed to GFP Commission

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Jon Locken of rural Bath has been appointed by Gov. Dennis Daugaard to serve on the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission.

“There are some very critical issues facing the natural resources and outdoor recreational opportunities of our state’s future, and I look forward to addressing them in a manner that generates an open and public process,” Locken said in a GFP news release.

Locken is a fourth-generation farmer who enjoys pheasant and deer hunting, according to the release. He is a board member and part owner of Green Iron Equipment, with six John Deere dealerships in northeast South Dakota and southeast North Dakota.

The commission consists of eight members appointed by the governor for four-year terms. Locken takes the place of Paul Dennert of Columbia, whose term expired.