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More anglers buying licenses in South Dakota so far in 2014

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FORT PIERRE — A report delivered Tuesday to the state Game, Fish and Parks Commission showed anglers have purchased thousands more fi shing licenses so far this year than at a similar point in 2013.

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South Dakota residents purchased:

• 2,588 one-day licenses, up from 2,476;

• 52,808 annual licenses, up from 52,026;

• 10,872 senior licenses, up from 10,498; and

• 2,428 game fi sh spearing-archery licenses, up from 2,203.

Nonresidents purchased:

• 9,271 one-day licenses, up from 8,477;

• 11,930 three-day licenses, up from 10,769;

• 20,065 annual licenses, up from 16,992;

• 6,811 family licenses, up from 6,207; and

• 1,030 youth licenses, up from 793.

South Dakota residents also can buy a combination fishing and small-game hunting license.

Those sales varied slightly so far in 2014:

• 37,280 standard combination, down from 38,482;

• 5,538 junior combination, off from 5,610; and

• 5,896 senior combination, up from 5,651.

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