Firearms Antelope Season Proposed; Archery Antelope and Custer State Park Antelope Seasons Finalized

June 5, 2015 | By: SD GFP

South Dakota antelope hunters will have slightly more antelope licenses available for the 2015 prairie firearms antelope season if a proposal by the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks’ (GFP) Commission is approved in which resident hunters would have 75 more one-tag licenses (75 tags) and 125 more two-tag licenses (250 tags) for a total of 3,030 tags available. Nonresident hunters would have one more one-tag licenses (1 tag) and 5 more two-tag licenses (10 tags) for a total of 72 tags.

The 2015 archery antelope and Custer State Park antelope seasons will follow the same season structure as 2014 as no proposed changes were considered by the Commission. The archery antelope season will run from Aug. 15 - Oct. 31; except when the prairie firearm antelope season is open.

The Custer State Park antelope season will have three any antelope licenses available with the season running from Oct. 13 - 21, 2015.

The Commission will finalize this proposal at their July 1-2, 2015, meeting at the RedRossa Convention Room in Pierre. Written comments can be sent to [email protected]. To be part of the official public record, comments must be received by 12 p.m. on July 1. Please include your full name along with the city and state of residence. If you would like to comment in person, the public hearing will be held July 1, at 2 p.m. CDT at the Red Rossa Convention Room in Pierre.

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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