Licenses Valid Through End of January 2005

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Game, Fish and Parks officials are reminding South Dakota hunters and anglers that their 2004 South Dakota hunting and fishing licenses are valid through Jan. 31, 2005, contingent upon seasons dates.

"An example would be for Canada geese, which closes Jan. 16 in Canada goose unit 4 (Bennett County) and closes Jan. 25 in Canada goose unit 2," said Licensing Supervisor Scott Simpson. "Hunters should remember they still need their federal waterfowl stamp and state migratory bird certification when hunting waterfowl during the January seasons."

Hunters are also reminded that their 2004 licenses can be used through Jan. 31 for hunting predators, varmints, rabbits and squirrels.

General hunting and fishing licenses for 2005 went on sale Dec. 15.

As before, the new licenses will have an extended expiration date. The 2005 licenses will remain valid through Jan. 31, 2006.