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Archery Deer Hunting Access Permits

by SDGFP


To assist with deer management on the Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve area in South Dakota, 20 archery access permits are available this fall. The 2015 archery season will run from Sept. 26, 2015-Jan. 15, 2016. Archery hunters can apply for a free access permit after obtaining an antlerless whitetail archery deer license.

Free access permits will also now be required for archery hunters wishing to hunt Newton Hills State Park in Lincoln County. Due to its close proximity to Sioux Falls and other populated areas, Newton Hills State Park is heavily used by archery deer hunters. Any hunter possessing an archery deer license will also need to obtain a free access permit prior to hunting the park. The requirement of the unlimited, free access permits will allow the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks to collect hunter and harvest data for improved deer management.