South Dakota Antelope Season Now Open

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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.

"We are not only able to expand the opportunity for deer hunters to take additional antlerless deer, but we can also provide a unique opportunity to hunt both antelope and deer at the same time," said Chad Switzer, game program manager in the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks.

There are unsold licenses still available for both the Firearms Antelope and West River Deer hunting seasons. The licenses are being sold on a first-come, first-served basis by application through the GFP License Office.

Leftover license lists may be accessed online.