PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota hunters will be heading out on a different opening date for the 2011 if a proposal from the Game, Fish and Parks Commission passes.
The Commission proposal would change the hunting season start date from "the Saturday closest to September 7" to "the first Saturday of September." In 2011 those season dates would be Sept. 3-30.
Additional information is on the GFP website at http://www.gfp.sd.gov/agency/commission/default.aspx.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.