DAKOTA REPORT: South Dakota deer hunting deadlines

GFP Opens Application Process for Deer Hunting Seasons

PIERRE, S.D. – The Game, Fish and Parks License Office has announced that the application process for all South Dakota deer hunting seasons is now open.

Applications may be submitted online through the GFP website at www.gfp.sd.gov. A paper form containing application and information for all deer seasons will be available in late June. Hunters will have the option to apply online or fill out the paper application and mail it to the License Office.

“We are now accepting online applications for all deer hunting seasons. Deadline dates for submitting applications will vary from season to season,” GFP Licensing Supervisor Shon Eide said.

Season deadline dates include:

·         Archery Deer, no deadline

·         Youth Deer, no deadline

·         Custer State Park Deer, July 19

·         Black Hills Deer, July 19

·         West River Deer, July 19

·         Muzzleloader Deer, Aug. 30 for Any Deer tags

·         Refuge Deer, Aug. 30

·         Resident East River Deer, Aug. 30

·         Nonresident East River Deer, Oct. 11

In addition to deer seasons, the application process is also open for Fall Turkey and Archery Antelope. The deadline is July 22.

For more information or assistance with the application process, call 605-223-7660 or emailwildinfo@state.sd.gov.


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