This is misleading and not true. I just looked at the 2012 application.
The BH tags are OTC. There is no limit to them and there is no daedline to apply for them. You do have to get them from the SD game & fish but that is the way it has been for many years. You get the tag either by appling online, through the mail, or you have to go to the office in Pierre SD
TREEROOSTER was not trying to be missleading or lie to perrysbirds i was going to hunt SD in 2007 & sent in for the packs they send with info & apps & didnt get them in time for the draw even thow i sent in for them 2 month b4 hand & did so twice... i then called last yr & talked to a women & tried to get a public land atlas for the spring & they said they didnt have any left & to go on-line & print 1 & that this yr there was changes to the draw system wear you had to APPLY B4 you went & baught or had them mail in your tag??? i asked the lady flat out so i cant just go buy a tag OTC any wear in the state of SD she said NO its ALL DONE ON-LINE THREW A DRAW? so thats wear i was comeing from & happy to see the old lady at the office that day was just miss understanding me so how with that simple question of CAN I BUT A TAG OTC IN THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA? & she says NO??? how treerooster says you can go buy a tag at the SD FAME & FISH? is that in pierre SD??? if so thats not verry EZ tag to buy OTC if you have to go to pierre SD to obtain it? or go on-line? threw mail? they said there was no deadline just as long as it takes to mail you your tag? & the bag limit was/will allways be 1 bird in the black hills... happy to have treerooster here to help steer me the write way the SD game & fish didnt help a lick just added to the mess