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.
The Commission also finalized the 2011 Bighorn Sheep Season. Three bighorn licenses will be available. The Commission will keep the season closed on mountain goats in South Dakota.
The application process for elk seasons will open in late April. The application deadline is May 20.
The GFP Commission also finalized season dates for three deer hunting seasons for 2011.
The Youth Deer Hunting Season will run from Sept. 10 - Jan. 15, 2012.
The Archery Deer Hunting Season will run from Sept. 24 - Jan 15. 2012.
The Muzzleloader Deer Hunting Season will run from Dec. 1 - Jan. 15, 2012.