my brother lives in SD and hunts Harding Co annually. Last winter there was a MASSIVE winter kill up there--SD GFP also saw this and really limited permits this yr b/c of the winter kill. He hunts public up there and this year there we WAY LESS goats running around. It will take a few yrs for the herd up there to recover. FYI
I was pretty happy to draw tags this year. I know everyone is saying the numbers are down, but I saw a ton of goats last year in Butte and Harding county. Haven't been out yet this year to scout, so not sure what it looks like.
a quick note....the third draw is open right now for antelope. i put in for more tags...most doe/kid tags leftover but after this draw it is first come first serve...so basically is over the counter. there were alot of tags left by the way!
What do you do with those empty nylon feed bags or dog & cat food bags? Can you say recycle? I use them for target practice for the youngsters. Take your empty shopping bags, stuff them into an empty nylon feed bag. You can also use old clothing or rags, (but put them in the bottom so it doesnt get top heavy). When your bag is full, fold the top over, punch some holes into the top and zip tie the top shut. Paint, draw, paste, or have the kids decorate their new target. Set it out 10 or 20...