Archery hunters can set tree stands in SD starting Tuesday

Archery hunters in South Dakota can start setting up tree stands on public lands beginning Tuesday.

The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department says portable tree stands and climbing devices that do not use nails, wire or bolts for attachment will be allowed to remain on public lands through Feb. 15.

The deer archery season in South Dakota opens Sept. 26.

Wildlife officials say permanent tree stands and climbing devices are prohibited on lands owned, leased or controlled by the Game, Fish and Parks Department as well as the Fort Meade Recreation Area.

The name and address or the year and current big game tag number of the owner or user must be on the stand. The information must be legible from the ground.