Bighorn Sheep Hunting Season Rule Adjustments Finalized

November 7, 2017
Photo copyright Luke Meduna
Photo copyright Luke Meduna

PIERRE, S.D. - The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission finalized a rule adjustment which would allocate no more than five bighorn sheep licenses for both the 2018 and 2019 hunting seasons. 

The actual number of licenses by unit will be determined after the Department concludes its annual bighorn sheep surveys this winter and recommended license allocations are approved by the GFP Commission at the January 2018 meeting in Pierre.

The bighorn sheep hunting seasons will run Sept. 1-Dec. 31 for the 2018 and 2019 seasons.


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.


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