2017-2018 Antelope Hunting Season Finalized for Archery and Firearm


PIERRE SD – The South  Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission finalized the 2017 and 2018  archery and firearm antelope hunting seasons.

The firearm seasons will be Sept. 30 – Oct. 15, 2017, and Sept. 29 – Oct. 14,  2018. A total of 4,665 resident single tag licenses and 300 resident double tag  licenses will be issued. This is an increase of 2,020 resident licenses from  2016. This allows for 118 nonresident single tag licenses and 12 nonresident  double tag licenses.

The archery antelope seasons will be Aug. 19 – Oct. 31, 2017, and Aug. 18 –  Oct. 31, 2018, except when the firearm antelope season is open. Archery  antelope tags are unlimited, but restricted to one any antelope license per  hunter.

Five free access permits will be issued via lottery drawing to those licensees  who possess a valid any antelope resident archery license for portions of  Custer and Pennington counties within the Black Hills Fire Protection District,  with the exception of Custer State Park.

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