RAPID CITY, S.D. – In response to high numbers of deer living within the city limits, a limited public archery hunt has been set up to provide an opportunity in certain areas within the city limits of Rapid City. This antlerless deer hunting opportunity will be administered cooperatively by the Rapid City Parks and Recreation Department and South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks (GFP). People interested must apply on-line for a free, limited draw Access Permit.

The deadline to apply for this access permit is Sept. 12. Applications are online only. People wanting to apply for this access permit will have to first purchase an antlerless archery deer license. This hunting opportunity will have 3 designated regular hunting zones; Blessed Sacrament, the Outdoor Campus West, and Red Rocks Golf Course. Each zone will have hunting sessions that hunters will be able to choose from.

“This is a great example of how partnerships can work between city and state governments,” said GFP Deputy Secretary Kevin Robling. “We have been working quite some time with city officials to get to this point.”

Successful applicants will be required to attend a mandatory meeting before these hunting sessions begin.

For more information on this limited archery opportunity, visit: gfp.sd.gov/pages/access-permit/.

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