Posted May 18, 2016 12:19 pm by Comments

By Justin Stakes

South Dakota Game, Fish, and Parks
South Dakota Game, Fish, and Parks

Pierre, SD -( The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission has proposed an increase in the number of East River deer hunting licenses for 2016.

There would be 4,220 fewer one-tag licenses, 5,075 more two-tag licenses and 1,400 more three tag licenses compared to 2015.

The Commission also proposed to establish an antlerless deer unit within Bon Homme County; south of SD Highway 50 and east of US Highway 37. To view a map of this proposed area, visit

The East River deer hunting season would run Nov. 19 – Dec. 4, 2016. The proposal also includes nine days of antlerless deer hunting from Dec. 31, 2016 – Jan. 8, 2017, when only antlerless tags are valid.

The muzzleloader season will run from Dec. 1, 2016 – Jan. 15, 2017, and will have 1,000 any deer licenses and unlimited antlerless whitetail deer licenses available.

The Commission also proposed a decrease of 10 resident and one nonresident any deer licenses for the LaCreek National Wildlife Refuge (NWR). The proposed refuge deer hunting seasons are:

Sand Lake NWR:

  • November 12-16
  • November 17-21
  • November 22-27
  • November 28 – December 4
  • December 5-11
  • December 31, 2016 – …Read the Rest

    Source:: AmmoLand

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