Archery Deer Hunting Access Permits for 2015

June 5, 2015 | By: SD GFP

To assist with deer management on the Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve area, 20 archery access permits will be made available this fall. The 2015 archery season will run from Sept. 26, 2015 - Jan. 15, 2016. Archery hunters can apply for a free access permit after obtaining an antlerless whitetail archery deer license.

Free access permits will also now be required for archery hunters wishing to hunt Newton Hills State Park in Lincoln County. Due to its close proximity to Sioux Falls and other populated areas, Newton Hills State Park is heavily used by archery deer hunters.  Any hunter possessing an archery deer license will also need to obtain a free access permit prior to hunting the park. The requirement of the unlimited, free access permits will allow the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) to collect hunter and harvest data for improved deer management. 

Columnist: SD GFP

South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks manages SD's wildlife resources, parks, and outdoor recreational opportunities for the benefit of the people of this state and its visitors.  

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