South Dakota Hunting News

South Dakota Mountain Lion Management Meetings
Game, Fish and Parks Department officials will go across the state in the next few weeks to visit with South Dakota residents about mountain lions.
South Dakota Deer Season Reopens Dec 26th
Both East River and West River deer hunters in South Dakota will get a last chance to pursue their quarry when the firearms seasons reopen from Dec. 26 through Jan. 3.
West Virginia Joins Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact
Game law violators in West Virginia could face additional consequences for their actions under an interstate agreement recognizing suspension of hunting, fishing and trapping licenses in other states.
South Dakota's Volunteer Antlerless Deer Hunter Program
An opportunity for those interested in hunting antlerless deer to list names and contact information online is now available on the S.D. Game, Fish and Parks Web site.
Senators Fight Ban of Traditional Ammo in National Parks
A letter signed by numerous United States senators to Department of the Interior Secretary Ken Salazar raising important questions about actions by the National Park Service (NPS) to ban the use of traditional ammunition in parks . . .
South Dakota Reduces Number of Antelope Licenses
A tough winter and low reproduction this summer has resulted in a lower then expected antelope population in northwestern South Dakota, and that will mean fewer licenses available to hunters.
South Dakota Considers Changes to Elk Depredation Hunts
Elk are majestic and prized animals in South Dakota, but they can also cause problems for farmers and ranchers whose crops and haystacks are raided by the big animals.
South Dakota 2008 Deer Harvest Sets Record
South Dakota hunters can look back on 2008 as another record-setting year for deer harvest.
South Dakota Deer and Fall Turkey Seasons Finalized
The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission finalized both the West River Deer and Black Hills Deer hunting seasons at its June meeting.
RMEF Secures Black Hills Public Access
Wildlife habitat, public access and sustainable timber harvest have been permanently secured by a new Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation conservation easement on 328 acres in the Black Hills of South Dakota.