South Dakota GFP Commission Proposes Changes to 2017-18 Deer Season

South Dakota GFP Commission 2017-18 Deer Hunting Season Chart
South Dakota GFP Commission 2017-18 Deer Hunting Season Chart

South Dakota Game, Fish, and Parks

CUSTER STATE PARK, S.D. -( The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission proposed to increase the number of available antlerless whitetail licenses for the 2017 Black Hills deer hunting season.

The proposal would offer 200 more resident antlerless whitetail deer licenses and 16 more nonresident antlerless whitetail deer licenses for the BH-BD1 unit, compared to 2016.

Also proposed would be the expansion of the type and number of deer hunters allowed into Custer State Park. The proposal would offer 19 more any whitetail deer and five more any deer licenses as compared to the 2016 hunting season.

Additionally, these licenses would be valid for only archery hunting from Nov. 1-15 and firearms and all allowable weapons for firearm hunting from Nov. 16-30.

In addition, Custer State Park would have 30 antlerless whitetail deer licenses available for hunters during the muzzleloader hunting season from Dec. 1-15.

The Commission will finalize these proposals June 8-9 at Cedar Shore Resort in Oacoma. Written comments can be sent to [email protected] To be part of the public record, comments must be received by 12 p.m. CDT on June 8.

Please include a full name along with the city and state of residence. To comment in person, the public hearing will be held June 8 at 2 p.m. CDT at Cedar Shore Resort in Oacoma.