South Dakota GFP Finalizes West River and Black Hills Deer Hunting Seasons
PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Game Fish and Parks Commission has finalized several deer hunting seasons.
The Commission reduced three-tag deer licenses for the West River Deer Season, but increased single-tag and double-tag licenses in some units. Compared to 2011, there will be a reduction of 2,540 resident licenses and 11,630 tags this year.
The Commission also modified hunting area WRD 27-L to add some public lands adjacent to the Cheyenne River and Angostura reservoir.
For the 2012 West River Deer Season, only unfilled Antlerless Deer and Antlerless Whitetail Deer tags will be valid during the nine-day Antlerless Deer Season extension beginning the Saturday after Christmas. In addition, West River Antlerless Deer Tags will not be valid during the firearms antelope season in their respective units.
The West River Deer Hunting Season will run from Nov 10-25 in most units, with the Antlerless Season extension running from Dec. 29, 2012 – Jan. 6, 2013.
Black Hills deer hunters will find 200 resident and 16 nonresident Any Deer licenses, 3,000 resident and 240 nonresident Any Whitetail Deer licenses and 150 resident and 12 nonresident Antlerless Whitetail Deer licenses for the 2012 Black Hills Deer Hunting Season
The Black Hills Deer Hunting Season will run from Nov. 1 – 30.