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Archery Deer Season Set for the Next Two Years





PIERRE, S.D. – On June 9, the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission changed the area where archery antlerless whitetail deer licenses will be valid.

To align with current population management objectives, antlerless whitetail deer licenses will now be valid in units 44A and 62A and not valid for units 13L, 17A, 25A, 41A, 50A, and 58A.

Season dates for 2017 and 2018 seasons are:

  • Sept. 23, 2017 - Jan. 15, 2018
  • Sept. 22, 2018 - Jan. 15, 2019

The Commission also extended the end date for archery deer hunting in Sand Lake National Wildlife Refuge from Dec. 31 to Jan. 15.

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