South Dakota

Everything you need to plan your hunting trips, from maps to regulations and beyond.

Government Lands: 25%

12,313,738 acres

Private Lands: 75%

37,040,324 acres

South Dakota

Hunting Seasons

Deer

Total whitetail deer Boone and Crockett records for South Dakota: 181

Total mule deer Boone and Crockett records for South Dakota: 21

Hunt Units

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

Archery Tag

1 any deer.

Resident: $40 | Nonresident: $286

Archery Doe Tag

1 doe tag.

Resident: $20 | Nonresident: $80

Black Hills Tag

1 any deer.

Resident: $40 | Nonresident: $286

Black Hills Whitetail Tag

1 any whitetail.

Resident: $40 | Nonresident: $286

Custer State Park Tag

Any deer.

Resident: $156

Custer State Park Antlerless Tag

Antlerless whitetail.

Resident: $31

East River Tag

Any deer.

Resident: $40 | Nonresident: $286

East River 2 Deer Tag

1 any deer and 1 doe tag.

Resident: $50 | Nonresident: $336

East River Doe Tag

1 doe tag.

Resident: $20 | Nonresident: $80

East River 2 Doe Tag

2 doe tags.

Resident: $30 | Nonresident: $120

West River Tag

1 any deer.

Resident: $40 | Nonresident: $286

West River 2 Deer Tag

1 any deer and 1 doe tag.

Resident: $50 | Nonresident: $336

West River Doe Tag

1 doe tag.

Resident: $20 | Nonresident: $80

West River 2 Doe Tag

2 doe tags.

Resident: $30 | Nonresident: $120

Muzzleloader Tag

1 any deer.

Resident: $40

Muzzleloader 2 Deer Tag

1 any deer and 1 doe tag.

Resident: $50

Muzzleloader Doe Tag

1 doe tag.

Nonresident: $80

Muzzleloader 2 Doe Tag

2 doe tags.

Resident: $30 | Nonresident: $120

National Wildlife Refuge Tag

1 any deer.

Resident: $40 | Nonresident: $286

National Wildlife Refuge 2 Deer Tag

1 any deer and 1 doe tag.

Resident: $50 | Nonresident: $336

National Wildlife Refuge Doe Tag

1 doe tag.

Resident: $20 | Nonresident: $80

National Wildlife Refuge 2 Doe Tag

2 doe tags.

Resident: $30 | Nonresident: $120

Special Buck East River

1 buck tag.

Resident: $175

Special Buck West River

1 buck tag.

Resident: $175

Youth Tag

Resident: $5 | Nonresident: $10

Application Fee (Each Season)

Applications must be submitted online. Successful applicants for limited licenses are selected at random by computer lottery. Applicants will be charged only if they are successful in the drawing. Unsuccessful applicants will not be charged and there will be no refund required. Payment for applications submitted online must be made with a valid credit card (Visa, MasterCard or AmEx). Your credit card will not be charged until, and only if you are successful in the drawing. Non-payment in the form of a cancelled credit card will result in your license being withheld and the blocking of any future license purchases until the unpaid fee, along with any penalties, is paid in full.

Resident: $10 | Nonresident: $10

Preference Points

A fee ($5 resident, $10 non resident) is required for all preference points. Purchasing a preference point is optional. Unsuccessful first choice applicants will not receive preference unless the appropriate fee is submitted with the application. Seasons with a limited number of licenses have a preference system for applicants who are unsuccessful on their first choice in the first drawing. One point may be purchased each year the applicant is unsuccessful. Preference is valid on first choices in the first drawing only.

Resident: $5 | Nonresident: $10

Antelope

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

Archery Tag

Any antelope.

Resident: $40 | Nonresident: $286

Archery Doe Tag

Doe antelope.

Resident: $20 | Nonresident: $80

Custer State Park Tag

Any antelope.

Resident: $156

Firearm Tag

Any antelope.

Resident: $40 | Nonresident: $286

Firearm Doe Tag

Doe antelope.

Resident: $20 | Nonresident: $80

Application Fee (Each Season)

Applications must be submitted online. Successful applicants for limited licenses are selected at random by computer lottery. Applicants will be charged only if they are successful in the drawing. Unsuccessful applicants will not be charged and there will be no refund required. Payment for applications submitted online must be made with a valid credit card (Visa, MasterCard or AmEx). Your credit card will not be charged until, and only if you are successful in the drawing. Non-payment in the form of a cancelled credit card will result in your license being withheld and the blocking of any future license purchases until the unpaid fee, along with any penalties, is paid in full.

Resident: $10 | Nonresident: $10

Preference Points

A fee ($5 resident, $10 non resident) is required for all preference points. Purchasing a preference point is optional. Unsuccessful first choice applicants will not receive preference unless the appropriate fee is submitted with the application. Seasons with a limited number of licenses have a preference system for applicants who are unsuccessful on their first choice in the first drawing. One point may be purchased each year the applicant is unsuccessful. Preference is valid on first choices in the first drawing only.

Resident: $5 | Nonresident: $10

Elk

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

Archery Tag

1 any elk.

Resident: $185

Black Hills Tag

1 any elk.

Resident: $185

Custer State Park Tag

1 any elk.

Resident: $316

Prairie Tag

1 any elk.

Resident: $185

Application Fee (Each Season)

Applications must be submitted online. Successful applicants for limited licenses are selected at random by computer lottery. Applicants will be charged only if they are successful in the drawing. Unsuccessful applicants will not be charged and there will be no refund required. Payment for applications submitted online must be made with a valid credit card (Visa, MasterCard or AmEx). Your credit card will not be charged until, and only if you are successful in the drawing. Non-payment in the form of a cancelled credit card will result in your license being withheld and the blocking of any future license purchases until the unpaid fee, along with any penalties, is paid in full.

Resident: $10 | Nonresident: $10

Preference Points

A fee ($5 resident, $10 non resident) is required for all preference points. Purchasing a preference point is optional. Unsuccessful first choice applicants will not receive preference unless the appropriate fee is submitted with the application. Seasons with a limited number of licenses have a preference system for applicants who are unsuccessful on their first choice in the first drawing. One point may be purchased each year the applicant is unsuccessful. Preference is valid on first choices in the first drawing only.

Resident: $5 | Nonresident: $10

Sheep

Total bighorn sheep Boone and Crockett records for South Dakota: 8

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

Bighorn Sheep Tag

Resident: $290

Application Fee (Each Season)

Applications must be submitted online. Successful applicants for limited licenses are selected at random by computer lottery. Applicants will be charged only if they are successful in the drawing. Unsuccessful applicants will not be charged and there will be no refund required. Payment for applications submitted online must be made with a valid credit card (Visa, MasterCard or AmEx). Your credit card will not be charged until, and only if you are successful in the drawing. Non-payment in the form of a cancelled credit card will result in your license being withheld and the blocking of any future license purchases until the unpaid fee, along with any penalties, is paid in full.

Resident: $10 | Nonresident: $10

Preference Points

A fee ($5 resident, $10 non resident) is required for all preference points. Purchasing a preference point is optional. Unsuccessful first choice applicants will not receive preference unless the appropriate fee is submitted with the application. Seasons with a limited number of licenses have a preference system for applicants who are unsuccessful on their first choice in the first drawing. One point may be purchased each year the applicant is unsuccessful. Preference is valid on first choices in the first drawing only.

Resident: $5 | Nonresident: $10

Goat

Total mountain goat Boone and Crockett records for South Dakota: 3

Hunt Units

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

Mountain Goat Tag

Resident: $290

Application Fee (Each Season)

Applications must be submitted online. Successful applicants for limited licenses are selected at random by computer lottery. Applicants will be charged only if they are successful in the drawing. Unsuccessful applicants will not be charged and there will be no refund required. Payment for applications submitted online must be made with a valid credit card (Visa, MasterCard or AmEx). Your credit card will not be charged until, and only if you are successful in the drawing. Non-payment in the form of a cancelled credit card will result in your license being withheld and the blocking of any future license purchases until the unpaid fee, along with any penalties, is paid in full.

Resident: $10 | Nonresident: $10

Preference Points

A fee ($5 resident, $10 non resident) is required for all preference points. Purchasing a preference point is optional. Unsuccessful first choice applicants will not receive preference unless the appropriate fee is submitted with the application. Seasons with a limited number of licenses have a preference system for applicants who are unsuccessful on their first choice in the first drawing. One point may be purchased each year the applicant is unsuccessful. Preference is valid on first choices in the first drawing only.

Resident: $5 | Nonresident: $10

Mountain Lion

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

Mountain Lion Tag

Resident: $28

Application Fee (Each Season)

Applications must be submitted online. Successful applicants for limited licenses are selected at random by computer lottery. Applicants will be charged only if they are successful in the drawing. Unsuccessful applicants will not be charged and there will be no refund required. Payment for applications submitted online must be made with a valid credit card (Visa, MasterCard or AmEx). Your credit card will not be charged until, and only if you are successful in the drawing. Non-payment in the form of a cancelled credit card will result in your license being withheld and the blocking of any future license purchases until the unpaid fee, along with any penalties, is paid in full.

Resident: $10 | Nonresident: $10

Preference Points

A fee ($5 resident, $10 non resident) is required for all preference points. Purchasing a preference point is optional. Unsuccessful first choice applicants will not receive preference unless the appropriate fee is submitted with the application. Seasons with a limited number of licenses have a preference system for applicants who are unsuccessful on their first choice in the first drawing. One point may be purchased each year the applicant is unsuccessful. Preference is valid on first choices in the first drawing only.

Resident: $5 | Nonresident: $10

Bison

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

Application Fee (Each Season)

Applications must be submitted online. Successful applicants for limited licenses are selected at random by computer lottery. Applicants will be charged only if they are successful in the drawing. Unsuccessful applicants will not be charged and there will be no refund required. Payment for applications submitted online must be made with a valid credit card (Visa, MasterCard or AmEx). Your credit card will not be charged until, and only if you are successful in the drawing. Non-payment in the form of a cancelled credit card will result in your license being withheld and the blocking of any future license purchases until the unpaid fee, along with any penalties, is paid in full.

Resident: $10 | Nonresident: $10

Preference Points

A fee ($5 resident, $10 non resident) is required for all preference points. Purchasing a preference point is optional. Unsuccessful first choice applicants will not receive preference unless the appropriate fee is submitted with the application. Seasons with a limited number of licenses have a preference system for applicants who are unsuccessful on their first choice in the first drawing. One point may be purchased each year the applicant is unsuccessful. Preference is valid on first choices in the first drawing only.

Resident: $5 | Nonresident: $10

Non-Trophy Buffalo Tag

Resident: $3,256 | Nonresident: $3,256

Trophy Buffalo Tag

Resident: $6,506 | Nonresident: $6,506