PIERRE, S.D. – The 2011 East and West River Firearms Deer Seasons close Sunday, Jan. 8. The firearms seasons reopened on Dec. 31, 2011 for antlerless deer only.
The antlerless extension to the season is used as a management tool to allow for harvest of antlerless deer only. All antlerless permits issued for these two seasons are valid. In addition, all unfilled “any” deer tags or “any buck” tags convert to antlerless tags during this season.
Archery, youth and muzzleloader seasons remain open until Jan. 15, but for antlerless deer only.
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