South Dakota Hunting News

South Dakota Antelope and Deer Seasons Finalized
The Game Fish and Parks Commission set several big game hunting seasons at their monthly meeting.
Black Hills Mtn Lion Population Stable
Studies conducted by the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department indicate that the overall mountain lion population in the Black Hills has held steady over the past year.
South Dakota GFPC Proposes Changes
The Game Fish and Parks Commission proposed several changes to upcoming big game seasons.
South Dakota Considers Elk Tag Reduction for 2009
South Dakota elk hunters could see a reduction in tags available for the 2009 seasons.
South Dakota Mtn. Lion Season May be Over Soon
With the taking of the 13th female mountain lion Monday, the South Dakota Game Fish and Parks are reminding hunters to check the season status before going out to the field.
South Dakota Hunter Survey Cards Sent
While hunting seasons may be concluding, the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department is beginning the difficult process of determining the past year's big game harvest as part of planning for 2009 management needs.
South Dakota Mtn. Lion Season Opens Jan 1
The 2009 mountain lion hunting season will begin on January 1st. The season will have two major changes, including licensed landowners being able to harvest lions on their own land outside the Black Hills Fire Protection District year round with the 2009 Mountain Lion license.
South Dakota Private Land Hunting Available
An opportunity for hunters interested in finding places to hunt antlerless deer can be accessed at the S.D. Game, Fish and Parks Department Web site.
North Dakota Restricts Transport of Game Meat
The 2008 proclamation establishing guidelines for transporting deer, elk and moose carcasses and carcass parts into North Dakota is now in effect as a precaution against the possible spread of chronic wasting disease into the state.
South Dakota Hunting Handbook Now Available
Two of the S.D. Game, Fish and Parks Department's most popular publications are now available to the public.