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Incoming South Dakota game head cleared of Alaska ethics complaint

...although critics say it was due to a technicality.Gov. Dennis Daugaard last week announced that South Dakota native Kelly Hepler will replace Jeff Vonk, who is retiring in January after serving as Game and Fish secretary since 2007.Hepler, who...
State Sport Fish Division is pushing for a long-term plan

...accountable, and we want to build a stronger relationship with our users and the public," said division Director Kelly Hepler. Citizens so far have told officials they are concerned about preserving fish habitat, managing for sustainable fisheries...
Juneau Empire Online Sports: Outdoors with Jim Klark 6/27/97

...canoe rolled over, spilling him and salmon into the water. He was picked up by a boat nearby. The story also quotes Kelly Hepler, of the Department of Fish and Game, as saying; ``Just last week a salmon jumped into a small boat as it motored...
Juneau Empire Online Local News: Salmon jumps in, man jumps out 6/23/97 and the salmon into the water. A nearby boat picked up the man, and dropped him on dry land. According to Kelly Hepler, a biologist with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, it is not all that rare for a salmon to hop into a boat...


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