South Dakota Reduces Firearm Antelope Tags for 2010 Season
The South Dakota Game Fish and Parks Commission has decided to significantly reduce the number of antelope tags available for hunters this fall.
Two difficult winters in the antelope main range have decreased herd numbers.
GFP will cut the number of multiple tag licenses in many of the hunting units. Resident hunters will be offered 1,220 more single-tag licenses, 2,845 fewer two-tag licenses (5,690 tags), and 8,970 fewer three-tag licenses (26,910 tags) than 2009. Nonresident hunters will be offered 98 more single-tag licenses, 227 fewer two-tag licenses (454 tags), and 717 fewer three-tag licenses (2,151 tags) than 2009.
The Commission also voted to remove the split season for Perkins County North (53A/E) and change to a single season (53A); remove the split season for Perkins County South (53B/F) and change to a single season (53B); remove the split season for Ziebach County (64A/E) and change to a single season (64A).