The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission has proposed steep cuts to the number of licenses and tags available for many of the state's deer hunting seasons.
The commission says a decrease in deer population prompted the proposed cuts. The 2014 seasons could see a substantial decrease in antlerless tags.
The East River 2014 deer season would see a reduction of more than 7,000 licenses and 20,000 tags compared to 2013.
The West River season would see about 4,000 fewer licenses and a reduction in tags of more than 25,000. Antlerless tags alone would be reduced by 23,000.
The proposal leaves the Black Hills with no antlerless licenses for 2014.
The commission expects to finalize the proposal in June. People can comment on the matter by email at wildinfostate.sd.us.
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