2001 Firearm Antelope Season

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The Game, Fish and Parks Commission recently finalized the 2001 firearms antelope season for Oct. 6-14. An increased number of tags will be available, with an additional 8 percent for nonresidents.

Game Management Specialist Ron Fowler said total tags available have increased to 6,385, up from the 4,845 originally proposed. Last year, 4,770 tags were available.

"Antelope populations have recovered enough to increase licenses past 6,000 in number," Fowler noted, "which is the number we felt was needed to meet resident demand and allow the additional 8 percent for nonresidents."

Other changes from 2000 include:

  • Add license type 24 (any antelope plus any doe/kid antelope) to Units 149A (Meade County), 153A, 153B and 153C (Perkins County).
  • Add license type 22 (doe/kid antelope) to Unit 149B (Meade County).
  • Change the license type 22 to type 20 (any antelope) in Unit 102B (Pennington County).
  • Open the season in Stanley (Unit 158A), Sully (Unit 159A) and Ziebach (Unit 164A) counties.
  • Combine Unit 138A (Hyde County south of U.S. Highway 14) with Unit 136A (Hughes County) and expand the unit to include Hyde County north of U.S. Highway 14.
  • Expand Unit 160A (Tripp County north of S.D. Highway 44) to include all of Tripp County.
  • Expand Unit 163A (Walworth County south of U.S. Highway 12 and west of U.S. Highway 83, and Potter County west of U.S. Highway 83) eastward to S.D. Highway 47 north of Lebanon and 320th Ave. south of Lebanon.

Shooting hours are one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset.