PIERRE, S.D. – A new Unit D in Union County along with a portion of Minnehaha County have been added to South Dakota’s early fall Canada goose season.
"Unit D encompasses all of Union County," said Game, Fish and Parks Assistant Wildlife Director George Vandel. "Good Canada goose numbers have increased in Union County to the point were a September season is necessary to control their numbers, so hunters should find some good opportunity in this new unit."
The other new area added to the early fall Canada goose season is the portion of Minnehaha County that was in the 2004 special Canada goose season. Additional goose harvest in Minnehaha County is needed so the system of permits has been eliminated. The change should allow more harvest of these local birds.
Season dates include:
Unit A: Sept. 3 – 11 (change from Sept. 1 – 5 in 2004).
Unit B: Sept. 3 – 23 (change from Sept. 1 – 23 in 2004).
Unit C: Sept. 10 – 23.
Unit D: Sept. 10 – 15.
Daily limits are five Canada geese with 10 in possession.
Only South Dakota residents could hunt in units C and D.