Deadline Closing on South Dakota Deer Comments

Fleeing Deer


PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Hunters have a few more days to weigh in on a proposal to drastically cut the number of licenses and tags available for many of South Dakota’s deer hunting seasons.       

The Game, Fish and Parks Commission says a decrease in deer population prompted the plan.       

The East River 2014 deer season would see a reduction of more than 7,000 licenses and 20,000 tags compared with 2013. The West River season would have about 4,000 fewer licenses and a reduction in tags of more than 25,000.       

The proposal leaves the Black Hills with no antlerless licenses for 2014.       

The commission expects to finalize the proposal Thursday and Friday at the Lewis and Clark Resort near Yankton.        

People can comment on the matter until noon Thursday by email at


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