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Deer Hunting Seasons Finalized





PIERRE, S.D. – The Game, Fish and Parks Commission has finalized all 2013 South Dakota deer hunting seasons.

The online application process for the hunting seasons will open in mid-June. A new paper application including all deer seasons will be available later this month. Deadline dates for submission of applications will vary and are specified within the application.

East River Deer season dates are Nov. 23-Dec. 8 for all tags, and Dec. 29-Jan. 5 for antlerless tags only. The deadline for license lottery applications is Aug. 30.

The West River Deer season will run from Nov. 16-Dec. 1 for all tags; except Gregory and Mellette counties will run from Nov. 2-5 and Nov. 18-24, and Dewey, Ziebach and Corson counties will run from Nov. 2-24. The season will be open in all areas Dec. 29-Jan. 5 for antlerless tags only. Deadline for license lottery applications is July 19.

Additional seasons, season dates and application deadlines are as follows:

Black Hills Deer, Nov. 1-30 for all tags, application deadline July 19

Custer State Park Deer, Nov. 2-15, application deadline July 19

The Archery Deer season will run from Sept. 28-Dec. 31 for all tags. In addition, antlerless tags will be valid from Jan. 1-15.

The Muzzleloader Deer season will run from Dec. 1-31 for all tags. In addition, antlerless tags will be valid from Jan. 1-15. Deadline for license lottery application for the limited Any Deer tags available is Aug. 30.

The National Wildlife Refuge Deer seasons have various starting dates within each refuge. Deadline for license lottery applications is Aug. 30.

The Youth Deer season will run from Sept. 14-Jan. 15.

Application information for these deer hunting seasons will be available online through the GFP website at www.gfp.sd.gov beginning in mid-June.

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