SD: Antelope Hunting Season Proposed

PIERRE, S.D. – The Game, Fish and Parks Commission has proposed
eliminating split firearms antelope hunting season units in two
areas of western South Dakota as part of the 2011 season

Last year hunters had to choose between units 49A and 49B (parts
of Meade and Pennington counties) and units 35A and 35B (Harding
County) with separate season dates. Under the 2011 proposal there
would be one unit 49A and one unit 35A.

Other proposed changes include offering 920 more 1-tag licenses
to residents and 74 more to nonresidents, and offering 3,735 fewer
2-tag licenses to residents and 302 fewer to nonresidents. The nine
day season extension starting the Saturday following Christmas
would also be eliminated.

Additional information is from the GFP website at

Season dates have already been established for the antelope
season and will run from Oct. 1-16 in most units.

Those who wish to provide written comments on the proposal may
do so until 5 p.m. on Wednesday, July 6. Comments may be mailed to
Game, Fish and Parks Commission, 523 E. Capitol Ave., Pierre, S.D.,
57501, or e-mailed to . Each comment must have
the sender’s full name and address in order to be included in the
public record.

Comments may also be presented in person at the public hearing
during the GFP Commission meeting, which is scheduled for 2 p.m.
CDT on Thursday, July 7, at the Ramkota in Pierre.


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