South Dakota GFP Proposes Change to Special Buck License


The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission has proposed two changes to licenses available for the West River Special Buck hunting season.

The number of licenses available for the West River season would increase from 500 to 600 for both residents and nonresidents. The license fee for the nonresident West River Special Buck license would increase from $500 to $600.

No changes are proposed for the resident East River Special Buck licenses. There would be 500 licenses available for the next season.
The Special Buck licenses run in conjunction with the West River Deer season and East River Deer season, respectively.

Additional information is available online at

Those wishing to provide written comments on the West River Special Buck hunting season proposal may do so until 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 29. Comments may be mailed to Game, Fish and Parks Commission, 523 E. Capitol Ave., Pierre, SD, 57501, or emailed to [email protected]

Each comment must have the sender’s full name and address in order to be included in the public record.

Comments may also be presented in person at the 2 p.m. CST public hearing during the GFP Commission meeting, which is scheduled for Thursday, March 1, at the Fort Pierre Holiday Inn Express.

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