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2017-2018 Antelope Hunting Season Finalized for Archery and Firearm

Pierre, S.D. - 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.


GFP Mission: The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks provides sustainable outdoor recreational opportunities through responsible management of our state’s parks, fisheries and wildlife by fostering partnerships, cultivating stewardship and safely connecting people with the outdoors.