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Speed Goat Numbers in SD

I'm heading to Butte County SD in a week or so.  I think the goat populations in that area are still ok.  Way down in the rest of the state.  Anyone been through their first hand that can comment on the populations?

RD in SD

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alot of the goats from north

alot of the goats from north of butte moved south with the storms last year and 2 years ago. plenty of goats in butte county hence the double season. we were up there a couple weeks ago and saw lots of aninals.

lots of goats in the south west of the state too.

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posted on the dept fish and

posted on the dept fish and game site:

  • Licenses remaining will be issued first-come first-served. An individual may now have an unlimited number of Firearm Antelope licenses for any unit or combination of units. This process will open on Sept. 17.
  • i love south dakota....read the "unlimited number" of licenses! awesome !

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    So it's unlimited for

    So it's unlimited for non-residents????  I like Wyoming for their sheer #'s of goats, but if SD is OTC, it might be worth looking into.

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    it is first come first serve

    it is first come first serve resident or nonresident ...no preference. you simly apply online and pay the fee they send you the tg a few days later!!! so if you want get 4 animals you just put in for them...pretty much a over the counter deal...just plain awesome hunting laws in this state.

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    That is some fairly liberal

    That is some fairly liberal tag allocation. You guys must have a solid population of pronghorn! That is awesome as long as your herd's fecundity and recruitment can withstand it. Do you guys just have really liberal tag allocation and not much harvest or do you have a lot of people taking advantage of it. Sounds like you aren't short on hunting opportunies. I might have to give South Dakota a try next year instead of Wyoming. Or maybe just in addition to my Wyoming hunt.

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    the state allocates a certain

    the state allocates a certain number of tags per unit...if they dont all get sold in the first second or 3rd draw it becomes unlimited...usually doe tags left over.

    we hunted this weekend and saw lots of animals mostly bucks of course. i put a stalk on a 13 incher for my friend and he shot him at 80 yards. then put my girlfriend on a doe at 300(stalked from 1000 in short prarie gras..the last 200 on our bellies)

    good times

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    Goat numbers

    We saw a fair amount of goats.  Shot this bad boy Saturday morning.  Didn't put up much of a fight.  The numbers are down, but Butte county isn't as bad as other places.

     

    RD in SD

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    Nice goat. Congrats!

    Nice goat. Congrats! Yes

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    nice buck

    rhino57106 wrote:

    We saw a fair amount of goats.  Shot this bad boy Saturday morning.  Didn't put up much of a fight.  The numbers are down, but Butte county isn't as bad as other places.

     

    RD in SD

    That's a good buck Rhino. Congratulations! My brother just took his buck today and I am going to get a chance to chase some does up in WY this weekend. I'm really looking forward to it. Anyways... enjoy that buck!

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    Nice looking goat rhino!!!

    Nice looking goat rhino!!! Hmmmm i have family in minnesota, and have always wanted to hunt speed goats, I might just have to make a trip to visit and stop off in SD for some hunting. how much is a non-res tag? it takes on average 5+ years to draw a tag in a decent unit here in oregon. so i still have a little bit to wait as i just started applying 2 years ago.

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