ROSEBUD, SD – Last week the Rosebud Sioux Tribal Council authorized their Game, Fish & Parks Department to issue 400 Deer rifle tags to be sold to tribal members.
The tags will be available beginning at 8am on Saturday, October 6, 2012. Sales will take place at the Game, Fish and Parks Department in downtown Rosebud. Tribal members can bring a money order for $36 or they can pay with a debit/credit card. No cash will be accepted.
This season there will be several areas on the Rosebud Reservation which will be completely off limits to guides, hunters and the general public. These areas include most of the land which burned in the Longhorn Complex fire last July. Also, members of the Spring Creek Community requested there be no hunting permitted within the boundaries of their community. Tribal members who purchase hunting licenses/tags will be provided with a map outlining the areas which are off limits.
In addition, the scheduled elk hunting season was cancelled shortly after the fire was contained last summer. Also, refunds will be allowed for those hunters who purchased archery, black power and special mule deer tags if they are turned back in. For more information please call the Game, Fish and Parks Department at (605) 747-2289 or toll free 1-888-747-8686. You may also access more information online www.rstgfp.net