- Feb 4, 2019
I got an email yesterday that South Dakota is limiting non-resident archery deer tags to 2,200. An article online said there was 36,000 tags sold last year, of which about 20% were non-residents. So roughly SD sees 7,200 non-resident archery deer hunters. This decision cuts down the tags by 70%. This is pretty big, and I was just curious what others thought about it. I hunt SD every year as a non-res archer, so obviously I’m a little disappointed because it looks like I won’t be doing that anymore. I hunt the Black Hills and never see anyone else so the pressure must be getting bad elsewhere in the state? Just curious what others have to say.