PIERRE, S.D.–South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) reminds resident hunters of unique opportunities that could exist later this winter.

Their Wildlife Damage Management Program assists landowners with wildlife depredation abatement programs and services.

When other methods are ineffective, GF&P may utilize hunters to help reduce damage caused by wildlife.

South Dakota residents can register, free of charge, for potential depredation hunts for deer, elk, antelope and turkey.

Registration opened Dec. 1.

Once registered, hunters are then put into a random drawing to determine eligibility once a depredation hunt is authorized.