As South Dakota hunters turn the calendar to 2013, they will find several hunting seasons still open for at least a few days in January.
The pheasant hunting season comes to a conclusion on Sunday. In addition, hunting seasons for grouse, prairie chicken, partridge and quail also close on Sunday.
The extended “antlerless tags only” season for both East River and West River deer hunting opened Dec. 29 and closes on Sunday. “Any Deer” tags do not convert to “antlerless tags” and are not valid during these dates.
The archery, muzzleloader and youth deer seasons all close on Jan. 15. For both archery deer and muzzleloader deer, “any deer” tags convert to “antlerless only” tags and are valid until Jan. 15.
The fall turkey hunting season will close on Jan. 31. Duck hunting on the High Plains unit remains open until Jan. 17. Goose hunting opportunities will remain available, with Unit 2 of the Canada Goose hunting season open through Feb. 15. Both cottontail rabbit and tree squirrel hunting are open through Feb. 28.