Changes to Antlerless Deer Licenses for Landowners in South Dakota

Antlerless White-Tailed Deer
Antlerless White-Tailed Deer
South Dakota Game, Fish, and Parks
South Dakota Game, Fish, and Parks

Pierre, SD -(Ammoland.com)- The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission changed the utilization of free antlerless deer licenses available to landowners.

These licenses are available to any qualifying farmer or rancher for use in the West River, East River, Youth, Archery and Muzzleloader seasons. Prior allowances for using these free antlerless licenses were based on previous year drawings and areas of the state where antlerless deer harvest restrictions were in place for archery and muzzleloader seasons. The requirements and equipment restrictions for each deer hunting season apply to any free antlerless license issued.

The Commission adopted a change to this validation process and will now make these free antlerless whitetail deer licenses available to those eligible landowners in hunting units offering deer licenses with multiple tags for antlerless deer in the lottery drawing for the East River and West River deer seasons.

To view a map, please visit gfp.sd.gov/agency/commission/docs/2016/May/may-materials.pdf

About The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (SDGFP):

The purpose of the Department of Game, Fish and Parks is to perpetuate, conserve, manage, protect, and enhance South Dakota’s wildlife resources, parks, and outdoor recreational opportunities for the use, benefit, and enjoyment of the people of this state and its visitors, and to give the highest priority to the welfare of this state’s wildlife and parks, and their environment, in planning and decisions.

For more information, visit: gfp.sd.gov.