South Dakota Hunting News

South Dakota Depredation Pool Now Available
Applications for South Dakota's 2006-07 resident big game depredation pool are now available. This is a no-cost program that is only available online.
South Dakota Approves Spring Turkey Season
The S.D. Game, Fish and Parks Commission has approved a spring turkey hunting season for 2007 that expands the areas in the state where hunting is allowed and increases the opportunities for hunters.
Colorado Mountain Goats Transferred to South Dakota
A joint operation by the Colorado Division of Wildlife, South Dakota Department of Game Fish and Parks and the US Forest Service has successfully relocated 14 mountain goats from Colorado to the Mount Rushmore area in South Dakota. The animals are intended to bolster a declining population of mountain goats in the Black Hills.
South Dakota Big Game Hunters Must Leave Vehicle
Hunters who follow the rules do not shoot from the road right-of-way or from a motor vehicle when hunting big game in South Dakota.
South Dakota Hunters Must Properly Dispose of Antelope Waste
Successful antelope hunters need to remember that after they field dress their animal, the job's not over. They still need to properly dispose of the carcass and debris.
South Dakota Deer Poacher Nabbed With DNA Testing
DNA testing isn't just for major crime scene investigations anymore. Conservation officers of the S.D. Game, Fish and Parks Department used DNA testing to make a case against a Codington County poacher.
South Dakota's East River Deer Deadline Sept. 1
The last major deadline for South Dakota's resident big game hunters is looming on Friday, Sept. 1. That's the deadline for applications for the East River deer season.
South Dakota Bowhunter Courses Scheduled
Numerous archery education courses are available across South Dakota for those who need to participate in one before archery elk and deer seasons open this fall.
Mountain Lion Survey Results Available
South Dakota’s first mountain lion hunting season lasted just 24 days and, consequently, some hunters who had licenses saw the season end before they had a chance at the big cats.
Second Elk Application Deadline Approaching
Hunters who do not have a 2006 elk license and who are interested in applying for one of the remaining leftover licenses have only a few days before the application deadline.