GFP Finalizes Several Waterfowl and Mourning Dove Season

April 10, 2014 | By: SD GFP

The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission finalized several waterfowl hunting seasons at their April meeting in Oacoma.

Hunters will be able to have three times their possession limit of sandhill cranes and mourning doves in 2014. The mourning dove hunting season will be Sept. 1- Nov. 9 and the sandhill crane hunting season will run from Sept. 27 - Nov. 23.

Commissioners did not propose any changes in the number of waterfowl licenses available to nonresidents from 2013. There will be 4,000 special waterfowl licenses; 2,000 early fall Canada goose temporary licenses; 2,000 fall 3-day temporary licenses and 10,000 spring snow goose licenses available for nonresident hunters.

The number of special Canada goose licenses will also be unchanged from last year. The Bennett County season will run from Oct. 18 - Dec. 21 and will have 800 3-tag licenses available for residents and 25 2-tag licenses available for nonresidents.

The 2014 South Dakota tundra swan hunting season will run from Oct. 4 to the end of the light goose hunting season and was finalized with 1,100 resident and 200 nonresident single tag licenses available.

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