Both states are part of a compact in which they can honor each other’s license revocations.
Andy Alban in South Dakota’s Department of Game, Fish and Parks said officials determined that Nugent’s license revocation in California for deer hunting didn’t disqualify him from getting a license to hunt pheasants.
Nugent had hunted pheasants in southwest South Dakota last October. Alban says the Waco, Texas-area resident was exercising a small-game privilege that didn’t have anything to do with what happened in California.
A spokeswoman for Nugent said he was traveling and not available for comment.