South Dakota Hunting News

South Dakota Custer State Park Hosts Annual Buffalo Roundup and Arts Festival

A one-of-a-kind western weekend awaits you at the annual Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup and Arts Festival Sept. 24 through 26.

South Dakota Mtn Lion Season Might Include Custer State Park

A proposal being considered by the South Dakota Game Fish and Parks Commission would allow South Dakota hunters to harvest up to 60 mountain lions in the coming season.

South Dakota Non-Resident Furbearer Changes Proposed

Nonresidents purchasing licenses to trap furbearing animals in South Dakota would be limited to a 28-day period under a proposed rule by the Game, Fish and Parks Commission.

South Dakota Women's Try-it Day - June 25th

Kayaking and archery are two sports women often say they've never tried. The Outdoor Campus in Sioux Falls, S.D., has an event set aside for women to try these two sports, and more.

The third annual Women's Try-It Day is 9 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturday, June 25. The event is free and no pre-registration is required.

South Dakota Gets Poacher From Facebook Post

What started as a posting on the social media website Facebook, turned into the investigation of a South Dakota hunting trip. The investigation focused on fraudulent purchase of resident big game hunting licenses by nonresidents and illegal possession of big game. The investigation led to the conviction of two Mississippi men for multiple hunting violations in South Dakota.

Due to Flooding Concerns South Dakota GFPC Meeting Revised

Flooding concerns have revised the agenda and location for the June Game, Fish and Parks Commission meeting.

The GFP Commission will meet by teleconference on Thursday, June 2, beginning at 1 p.m. CDT.

There will be three sites open to the public who wish to be part of the teleconference: The Mathew's Training Center in the Foss Building at 523 East Capitol Avenue in Pierre; the Lewis and Clark Recreation Area Park Office at 43349 SD Highway 52 in Yankton; and the Rapid City Public Library Meeting Room B at 610 Quincy Street.

South Dakota GFPC Proposes Changes to Free Deer Licenses

The South Dakota Game Fish and Parks Commission is proposing that qualifying farmers and ranchers, who own or operate farm or ranch lands in deer units with antlerless tags available after the second lottery drawing from the previous year's East River and West River deer seasons, would have their choice of free antlerless deer tags for the deer-hunting season of their choice.

South Dakota Elk, Bighorn and Deer Seasons Finalized

The South Dakota Game Fish and Parks Commission has finalized the 2011 Elk Hunting Seasons.

The Archery Elk Season will have 89 "any elk" and 37 "antlerless elk" licenses this year.

The Black Hills Firearm Elk Season will have 470 "any elk" and 395 "antlerless elk" licenses in 2011.

The Firearm Prairie Elk Season will have 49 "any elk" and 79 "antlerless elk" this year.

South Dakota Has Free Antlerless Deer Tags Available in Some Areas

South Dakota resident landowners still have several options available to purchase a 2010 East River Deer or West River Deer license before the season opens, including some units where free antlerless licenses are available.

South Dakota residents who own, or lease and operate, a minimum of 160 acres of land for agricultural purposes are eligible for these licenses. In addition, immediate family members (spouse, children living at home, and children who live on the land) are eligible.

South Dakota Antelope Season Now Open

South Dakota antelope hunters and some West River deer hunters took to the field on opening day, Saturday, Oct. 2.

The 2010 Firearms Antelope hunting season runs through Oct. 17 in most units. Hunters with antlerless deer tags for the West River Deer season will be able to hunt in their respective units during the same period.