Bird Dog & Retriever News

June / July 2003 issue Page 47

 Shooting hours are sunrise to sunset, except in some counties east of the Missouri River, where from Oct. 18 through the end of the season, the dates are the same as the pheasant season.
The state's mourning dove season will be open Sept. 1 through Oct. 17, statewide. The daily limit is 15 with a possession of 30. Shooting hours are sunrise to sunset.
A recent proposal for South Dakota's tundra swan season would change the opening date and slightly decrease the number of permits available.
Game, Fish and Parks State Waterfowl Biologist Spencer Vaa of Brookings said this proposal would change the tundra swan opening date from the beginning of the north zone low plains duck season to the Saturday closest to Oct. 1 in order to comply with the federal framework for tundra swan season dates. Swan hunting would then remain open through the end of the fall light goose hunting season.
Resident tundra swan licenses available would decrease in number from last year's 1325 to 1000 for 2003. Licenses available for nonresidents would go from 175 to 300.
"The recommended decrease is due to a request from North Dakota for a temporary transfer of 200 permits," Vaa said. "An average of 506 resident swan tags have remained unsold over the last five years, so South Dakota resident hunters should not miss out on obtaining a license."
Vaa noted that the understanding with North Dakota is that the 200 permits would be returned if needed in the future. During last years' season, there were 623 resident hunters who had one swan tag and 131 who had two tags. Hunter success during last year's season was 18 percent with most of the harvest occurring in Brown and McPherson counties during the last two weeks of October.
That's it for state news

Looking for stuff for your fall banquet? Take a look at what we offer at

Having a litter of pups?
Give us a call and we'll get you out some cards for free subscriptions for your puppy packets.

Go to the previous page

 Go to the next page

Go to the table of contents page

Go to the back issues page


 Go to our home page

Subscribe to BD&RN 

Advertising Rates 

 Advertise with us

 Send us a message



 American Water Spaniels




 Boxes & Trailers




Chesapeake Bay Retrievers 



Cocker Spaniels 

Curly Coat Retrievers 


Dog Food


 English Setters

English Springer Spaniels 

 French Brittanys

 Flat Coat Retrievers

 German Shorthaired Pointers

 German Wirehaired Pointers

Golden Retrievers

 Gordon Setters

Guns & Gunsmithing 

 Gun Shows

 Hunts & Training Areas

 Irish/Red Setters

 Irish Water Spaniels

Labrador Retrievers 

 Large Munsterlanders 

Llewellin Setters 


 Perdiguero De Burgos


Pointing Labs



 Rare Breeds

Real Estate







WP Griffons

Go to Canine

 Go to

Go to 

 Cool Places on the web

 Go to Hunter

Power State Pages

 Power Breed Pages

 Power Back Issue Pages

 Power Board Pages

 Power Misc Pages

Copyrights Bird Dog & Retriever News May 2003
Do not reproduce or retransmit in any form, and we surf the web, we'll find you.
Maintained by Dennis Guldan e-mail
Bird Dog & Retriever News, 563 17th Ave NW, New Brighton, MN 55112,
Phone/Fax 651-636-8045 Adv deadline 1st of the month prior to the issue.