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SD: 2011 Waterfowl Hunting Seasons Proposed

PIERRE, S.D. – The Game, Fish and Parks Commission has proposed minor changes to the main South Dakota waterfowl hunting seasons for 2011.

The only change for the duck season is a proposed increase in the daily limit on redhead ducks. The limit would increase from two daily to three daily. The possession limit on all duck species is twice the daily limit.

The duck season dates by zone would be: High Plains Oct. 8-Jan. 12; Low Plains North and Low Plains Middle Sept. 24-Dec. 6; and Low Plains South Oct. 8-Dec. 20.

For the 2011 goose hunting season, the only proposed change from the 2010 season would increase the bag limit for Canada geese from three daily and six in possession to four daily and eight in possession.

The Canada goose season dates by unit would be: Unit 1 Oct. 1-Dec. 18; Unit 2 Oct. 29-Feb. 10; and Unit 3 Jan. 7-15. The season for light geese and white-fronted geese would be Sept. 24-Dec. 18 statewide.

Additional information is from the GFP website at


Those who wish to provide written comments on the proposed waterfowl seasons may do so until 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 3. Comments may be mailed to Game, Fish and Parks Commission, 523 E. Capitol Ave., Pierre, SD, 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 next Game, Fish and Parks Commission meeting, which is scheduled in Watertown at 2 p.m. CDT on Thursday, August 4, at the Ramkota.


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