nd confusing when the two seasons were combined,"
Changes under the proposal would include:
Having the youth season begin the first Saturday in October
rather than the second Saturday.
Having the season open for two-consecutive days rather than
Have the possession limit changed from nine rooster pheasants
Have the shooting hours be noon to sunset instead of sunrise
The season would be open Oct. 4-5, statewide.
To comment, people can write Game, Fish and Parks, 523 E. Capitol,
Pierre, S.D. 57501. E-mail comments can be sent to email@example.com.
Comments must include full name and address.
SPRING LIGHT GOOSE LICENSES
Spring waterfowl hunters are reminded that there is more than
one way to obtain South Dakota's spring light goose hunting licenses.
"Hunters do not apply for South Dakota's spring light goose
licenses," said Communications Manager Chuck Schlueter.
"The spring light goose application has been discontinued,
and one now simply purchases a license by visiting one of South
Dakota's license agents close to the area where they will be
hunting. An agent listing is provided on the Game, Fish and Parks
website at www.state.sd.us/gfp/hunting/Agents/Index.htm.
Another method to get licensed for spring light goose hunting
is to purchase the necessary license online at www.state.sd.us/gfp/.
Look under "Popular Shortcuts" for the link entitled
"Buy General Hunting and Fishing Licenses Online."
South Dakota residents will need to buy an annual small game,
1-day small game, youth small game, combination, or junior combination
license and the migratory bird certification to hunt light geese.
Residents who are at least 12 years old may buy licenses and
hunt light geese. Hunters ages 12 through 15 will need a Hunt
SAFE Card and need to be accompanied by a responsible adult/guardian
who is at least age 18.
Nonresident light goose hunters need a South Dakota spring light
goose license, which is valid for the entire Spring Light Goose
Conservation order (Feb. 1 through May 15). The adult license
costs $45. Youth licenses (ages 12-15) cost $25. The state Migratory
Bird Certificate is part of the regular nonresident license and
is not needed. The federal waterfowl stamp is also not required
for this conservation order.
Light goose regulations and migration information can be found
via the GFP website at www.state.sd.us/gfp/hunting/waterfowl/Springgoose.htm.
Hunting, fishing licenses expire March 31
2003-04 licenses on sale now
Current Wisconsin hunting and fishing licenses, including Conservation
Patron and Sports licenses, expire March 31. Licenses valid for
the new license year starting April 1 are available for purchase
now over the Internet, by phone or at any license sales location.
Licenses may be purchased in any of three ways:
Internet sales: Customers can access on-line license sales through
the Licenses, Permits & Registrations pages of the DNR Web
site or on the state's portal at <www.wisconsin.gov> by
clicking the licenses button. While some types of licenses, such
as fishing, small game and turkey can be printed at home for
immediate use, deer hunting licenses and others that include
a backtag, carcass tag or harvest report are not printable and
will be mailed to the customer within seven days. Only Visa or
Master Card are accepted for payment, and there is a $3 convenience
fee for this service.
Telephone sales: Customers can purchase licenses using a Visa
or Master Card by dialing, toll free, 1-877-945-4236. There is
also a $3 convenience fee charged for this service. Counter sales:
Hunting and fishing licenses are available from nearly 1,500
license sales locations throughout Wisconsin, Illinois and Minnesota.
Licenses have a new look, new feel customers will notice that
their licenses are now printed on a new fluorescent yellow paper
that does not have an adhesive backing. Because of this change,
customers will now use a string or similar fastener to attach
carcass tags to their harvest using a pre-punched horseshoe shaped
notch found on each license square.
New application procedures have also been developed to apply
for permits in the following programs: Hunter's choice/bonus
antlerless deer, turkey, sharp-tailed grouse, bear, goose, bobcat,
fisher and tter. Applicants will no longer have to purchase stickers
to apply to application forms. Instead, applicants will pay the
$3 application fee at any license sales location, online, or
by phone and then submit their application using one of the following
Complete/submit applications online through the DNR Web site.
Applicants will get a printable confirmation that DNR received
your application; or Complete the paper application and submit
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Customer Service and Licensing
That's it for state news