PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Game Fish and Parks Commission
the 2011 Elk Hunting Seasons.
The Archery Elk Season will have 89 “any elk” and 37 “antlerless
The Black Hills Firearm Elk Season will have 470 “any elk” and
elk” licenses in 2011.
The Firearm Prairie Elk Season will have 49 “any elk” and 79
The Commission also finalized the 2011 Bighorn Sheep Season.
licenses will be available. The Commission will keep the season
mountain goats in South Dakota.
The application process for elk seasons will open in late April.
application deadline is May 20.
The GFP Commission also finalized season dates for three deer
The Youth Deer Hunting Season will run from Sept. 10 – Jan. 15,
The Archery Deer Hunting Season will run from Sept. 24 – Jan 15.
The Muzzleloader Deer Hunting Season will run from Dec. 1 – Jan.
Prairie grouse plan available for review
PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department
citizens the opportunity to review a new five-year draft management
The Prairie Grouse Management Plan for South Dakota 2011-2015
describes how the
state proposes to manage prairie grouse, both sharp-tailed grouse
prairie chicken, in South Dakota. The draft will be available for
through May 16. Interested citizens are encouraged to submit
comments on the
plan by the deadline.
“Prairie grouse can be found across South Dakota where
grasslands comprise much
of the landscape,” said Travis Runia, senior upland game biologist.
name implies, much of the draft plan is focused on maintaining and
grassland habitats found on both public and private lands.”
To view the draft management plan and provide feedback online,
following link at
Request a printed copy of the report or submit written comments
to: Game, Fish
and Parks; 523 East Capitol Avenue; Pierre SD 57501.