Pierre, SD -(Ammoland.com)- 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 http://gfp.sd.gov/agency/commission/docs/2016/May/may-materials.pdf.
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: