PIERRE, S.D. -(Ammoland.com)- The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission proposed the 2017 and 2018 archery and firearms antelope hunting seasons at their June meeting.
The proposed firearm seasons would be Sept. 30 – Oct. 15, 2017, and Sept. 29 – Oct. 14, 2018. A total of 3,265 resident single tag licenses and 82 nonresident single tag licenses were proposed. This is an increase of 320 resident licenses from 2016.
The proposed archery antelope seasons would be Aug. 19 – Oct 31, 2017, and Aug 18 – Oct 31, 2018, except when the firearm antelope season is open. Archery antelope tags are unlimited, but restricted to one any antelope license per hunter.
Five free access permits will be issued via lottery drawing to those licensees who possess a valid any antelope resident archery license for portions of Custer and Pennington counties within the Black Hills Fire Protection District, with the exception of Custer State Park.
The Commission will finalize the proposal July 13-14 at the Amercinn in Fort Pierre. 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 July 13.
Please include a full name along with the city and state of residence. To comment in person, the public hearing will be held July 13 at 2 p.m. CDT at the Americinn in Fort Pierre.