GFP Commission Re-Proposes Bobcat Season

June 17, 2013 | By: SD GFP

The South Dakota Game Fish and Parks Commission re-proposed the 2013 Bobcat Hunting and Trapping Season at its June Meeting.

The Commission adopted a proposal to change the West River season from the second Saturday of December to February 15, to Dec. 26 - March 1 and to include an overall harvest limit of 600.  If the overall harvest limit is reached prior to March 1, the season will close at that time. The East River season dates would change from the second Saturday of December to December 26 and run through the third Sunday of January.

The Bobcat Hunting and Trapping Season will be finalized at the July 8-9 GFP Commission meeting, which will be held in Pierre at the Ramkota RiverCentre. To view the full proposals on those seasons, visit: and look under the "Rule Proposals" heading.

To comment on any of the proposals, send a letter to: South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission, 523 E. Capitol Ave., Pierre, SD 57501; or email [email protected] . Comments on proposal will be taken until 5 p.m. CDT on June 5. To be included in the public record, please include your full name and city of residence.

To comment in person on the proposed rule, the GFP Commission will host a public hearing beginning at 2 p.m. CDT as part of their meeting on Monday, July 8.

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