South Dakota's first bobcat season east of the Missouri River opens Saturday.
GF&P conservation officer Sam Schelhaas says that the East River bobcat population has reached the point where it can sustain a limited harvest.
The season runs in Yankton, Bon Homme, Charles Mix, Brule and Buffalo counties from December 8-30.
Schelhaas says hunters and trappers who take bobcats are required to remove the pelts from the carcasses and surrender the entire carcasses within five days to GF&P for registration and tagging.
Hunters must have a fur-bearer license, and only one bobcat is allowed per hunter or trapper.
Once the season is closed, an individual has 24 hours to notify GF&P personnel of any untagged bobcats harvested during the season.
Most Popular Today
- 1.Meetings & Events, Events Center
Chris Tomlin & Rend Collective Coming To PREMIER Center
- 2.Retail & Restaurants
Downtown Delicatessen Ready To Reopen
Daktronics Releases Second Quarter Fiscal Results
- 4.Retail & Restaurants
Computer Glitch Affects Gordmans Shoppers
Record Year For Raven Aerostar Balloons In Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
- 6.Your Money Matters
Some Online Shoppers Pay More Than Others
Deadwood October Gaming Revenue Up Over Last Year
- 8.General, Retail & Restaurants
Big Pizza Business On Day Before Thanksgiving
Travelers Expect Delays For Thanksgiving Flights
Budgeting Help Available In SD This Holiday Season