Pierre, SD -(Ammoland.com)- The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission opened more of the state for deer hunters to harvest antlerless whitetail deer during the archery season.
In recent years, GFP has closed certain areas of the state for antlerless deer harvest due to lower deer populations. Whitetail deer numbers are increasing across much of the state and the Commission chose to ease restrictions. To view a map of these areas, visit gfp.sd.gov/agency/commission/docs/2016/May/may-materials.pdf.
Resident and nonresident hunters may purchase one statewide any deer license or one East River any deer license and one West River any deer license. Residents and nonresidents may purchase one antlerless whitetail deer license as well.
The archery deer season will run from Sept. 24, 2016 – Jan. 15, 2017. From Jan. 1-15, only antlerless whitetail deer licenses would be valid.
The Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve will see an increase in the number of antlerless whitetail deer archery access permits from 20 to 25 and have five any deer resident archery access permits.
Five any deer archery resident access permits will also be available for Good …Read the Rest