Was going to put this in the SD state specific forum but doesn't seem to get many visits, move it if needed please. And since there are a few SD nr hunters here who may or may not have see the changes here are a few of them.
|GFP Commission Creates Application Deadlines and Delayed Start for Nonresident Public Land Archers; Archery Access Permits for Custer National Forest|
|PIERRE, S.D. –The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission finalized rules that will delay the start of archery deer season for nonresidents hunting on public ground.|
The 2019 archery season will begin on Oct. 1 for nonresidents hunting on public lands or private lands leased by the Department. The Sept.1 start date will remain unchanged for resident archers and nonresidents hunting on private lands.
The Commission also established an application deadline of Aug.1 for nonresident archery hunters to be eligible to hunt on public ground. Any nonresident archery deer application received after Aug. 1 will be for a license valid on private land, not including Walk-In Areas.
The Commission created 625 access permits (125 nonresident and 500 resident) for Archery Unit 35L, which encompasses the Custer National Forest area in Harding County. Archers wanting to hunt in this unit will have to apply for one of these free access permits after they have applied for their archery license. The deadline to apply for one of these access permits is Aug. 1.