GFP Commission proposes three super tag packages

S.D. Tourism photo: An antelope grazes on the South Dakota prairie. The state GFP Commission is looking at a plan to offer a package of tags for hunters that would include deer, elk and antelope.

PIERRE – The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission proposed to create three super tag license packages earlier this week as another part of Governor Noem’s Second Century Initiative. 

Each license package would include a tag for one any elk, any deer and any antelope. In addition, the creation of one Custer State Park trophy bison license was also proposed.

Both residents and nonresidents would be eligible to submit applications for these super tags, but no more than one of the three license packages could be issued to a nonresident. Both residents and nonresidents would be eligible to submit applications for the trophy bison license.

A $10 application fee is being proposed for residents and a $20 application fee is being proposed for nonresidents. An unlimited amount of applications can be submitted.

Preference points would not be accrued for super tags. Super tag winners would be able to choose the current or following year for when their tag(s) would be valid.

The GFP Commission will consider adopting the proposal on April 4-5 at the Outdoor Campus in Rapid City. To comment in person, the public hearing will be held April 4 at 2 p.m. MDT. Individuals can comment online at https://gfp.sd.gov/forms/positions/ or mail them to 523 E. Capitol Ave., Pierre, S.D. 57501. To be included in the public record and to be considered by the commission, comments must include a full name and city of residence and meet the submission deadline of 72 hours before the public hearing (not including the day of the public hearing) per HB 1006.

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