2011 hunting and fishing licenses to go on sale

PIERRE, S.D. – Hunters and anglers looking to get a jump on the upcoming 2011 seasons in South Dakota will be able to purchase their new licenses beginning on Dec.  15.  However, 2010 licenses will be valid through Jan. 31, 2011, for fishing, small game and waterfowl hunting.

“Although 2010 licenses remain valid until Jan. 31, we encourage hunters and anglers to renew their licenses early in the year so they don’t forget to renew before their first outings in February,” said South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department Licensing Supervisor Shon Eide.  “We find many people, especially grandparents, giving hunting and fishing licenses as Christmas gifts each year. Those persons purchasing 2011 hunting or fishing licenses after Dec. 15 will then have a license that is valid for the remainder of the 2011 calendar year.”

Annual resident fishing licenses will cost $27, and resident small-game hunting licenses will cost $31; for a resident combination (small game and fishing) the cost is $51, and the resident migratory bird certificate is $5.00.

Licenses can be purchased at authorized license dealers, or by visiting https://apps.sd.gov/applications/gf82/login.asp.

— From a state Department of Game, Fish and Parks news release.

Tags: Fishing, Hunting

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Seth Tupper was born and raised in South Dakota and earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from South Dakota State University in 2001. After college, he worked at a newspaper in Minnesota and then returned to South Dakota in 2003 to join the staff of The Daily Republic in Mitchell, where he is currently the publisher. Seth has won numerous awards for his writing, including the 2007 Outstanding Young Journalist award in the daily newspapers category of the South Dakota Newspaper Association's Better Newspapers Contest. Seth's day-job and freelance work have granted him opportunities to meet hundreds of South Dakotans and travel across much of the state. He also spends a lot of his free time exploring South Dakota's state and national parks, hiking trails and kayak-friendly rivers.

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