South Dakota Has Early Goose Hunting Opportunities Available
PIERRE, S.D. –-(Ammoland.com)- South Dakota hunters taking advantage of additional Canada goose hunting opportunities will be able to take more geese at an earlier date this year.
Canada goose hunting will begin with an Aug. 14-29 season for South Dakota residents only in the counties of Brookings, Clark, Codington, Day, Deuel, Hamlin, Grant, Kingsbury, Lake, McCook, Marshall, Miner, Minnehaha, Moody and Roberts.
The daily limit for those dates will be eight, with a possession limit of 32. Resident hunters must have a valid Small Game or Combination license, plus the State Migratory Bird Certification. The Federal Waterfowl Stamp is not required.
The Canada goose hunting season will re-open from Sept. 4-30. Residents will be allowed to hunt in most of South Dakota, with the exception of Perkins, Bennett, Stanley, Lyman, Hughes and Gregory counties, and parts of Dewey, Potter, Sully, Buffalo, Brule, Hyde, Charles Mix, Bon Homme, Fall River and Custer counties. Nonresidents are restricted to those areas; and in addition may not hunt in Beadle, Brookings, Hanson, Kingsbury, Lake, Lincoln, McCook, Miner, Minnehaha, Moody, Sanborn, Turner and Union counties.
Visit: http://gfp.sd.gov/hunting/waterfowl/goose.aspx to view the exact boundaries of the new units.
The daily limit for the Sept. 4-30 dates is eight, with a possession limit of 16. Residents must have a valid Small Game or Combination license, the State Migratory Bird Certification, and the Federal Waterfowl Stamp. Nonresidents are required to have a valid Nonresident Waterfowl license and the Federal Waterfowl Stamp.