Big Game Hunting Fees in South Dakota

Antelope Hunting Fees

  1. Archery:
    • Resident: Any Antelope $40, Doe Antelope $20
    • Nonresident: Any Antelope $286, Doe Antelope $80
  2. Custer State Park:
    • Resident: Any Antelope $156
  3. Firearms:
    • Resident: Any Antelope $40, Doe Antelope $20
    • Nonresident: Any Antelope $286, Doe Antelope $80
  4. Mentored:
    • Resident: Antelope $5

Deer Hunting Fees

  1. Archery:
    • Resident: 1 Any Deer $40, 1 Doe Tag $20
    • Nonresident: 1 Any Deer $286, 1 Doe Tag $80
  2. Black Hills:
    • Resident: 1 Any Deer $40, 1 Any Whitetail $40, 1 Doe Tag $20
    • Nonresident: 1 Any Deer $286, 1 Any Whitetail $286, 1 Doe Tag $80
  3. Custer State Park:
    • Resident: Any Deer $156, Antlerless Whitetail $31
  4. East River:
    • Resident: 1 Any Deer $40, 1 Any Deer + 1 Doe Tag $50, 1 Doe Tag $20, 2 Doe Tags $30
    • Nonresident: 1 Any Deer $286, 1 Any Deer + 1 Doe Tag $336, 1 Doe Tag $80, 2 Doe Tags $120
  5. West River:
    • Resident: 1 Any Deer $40, 1 Any Deer + 1 Doe Tag $50, 1 Doe Tag $20, 2 Doe Tags $30
    • Nonresident: 1 Any Deer $286, 1 Any Deer + 1 Doe Tag $336, 1 Doe Tag $80, 2 Doe Tags $120
  6. Mentored:
    • Resident: $5
  7. Muzzleloader:
    • Resident: 1 Any Deer $40, 1 Doe Tag $20
    • Nonresident: 1 Doe Tag $80
  8. National Wildlife Refuge:
    • Resident: 1 Any Deer $40, 1 Doe Tag $20
    • Nonresident: 1 Any Deer $286, 1 Doe Tag $80
  9. Special Buck East River:
    • Resident: $175
  10. Special Buck West River:
    • Resident: $175, Nonresident: $560
  11. Apprentice:
    • Resident: $5, Nonresident: $10
  12. Youth:
    • Resident: $5, Nonresident: $10

Elk Hunting Fees

  1. Archery:
    • Resident: Any Elk $185
  2. Black Hills:
    • Resident: Any Elk $185
  3. Custer State Park:
    • Resident: Any Elk $316
  4. Prairie:
    • Resident: Any Elk $185

Other Big Game and Game Bird Fees

  1. Bighorn Sheep:
    • Resident: $290
  2. Mountain Goat:
    • Resident: $290
  3. Mountain Lion:
    • Resident: $28
  4. Turkey:
    • Archery: Resident $25, Nonresident $100
    • Other Turkey Seasons: Varying fees for residents and nonresidents
  5. Paddlefish:
    • Varying fees for residents and nonresidents
  6. Canada Goose:
    • Resident: $16
  7. Waterfowl:
    • Nonresident: 3-Day $86, 10-Day $121
  8. Tundra Swan:
    • Resident: $18, Nonresident: $25

Resident Combination Licenses in South Dakota

Resident Combination License (Small Game + Fishing)

  • Privileges: This license allows South Dakota residents aged 18 or over to engage in fishing (including frogs and turtles) and small game hunting. The small game includes pheasant, grouse, partridge, quail, cottontail rabbit, and tree squirrel. Additionally, it covers hunting for species included in the Predator/Varmint License, such as coyote, red and gray fox, skunk, raccoon, badger, prairie dog, ground squirrel (gopher), crow, jackrabbit, porcupine, and marmot.
  • Exclusions: This license does not grant furbearer (trapping) privileges.
  • Fee: $55*

Resident Senior Combination License (Ages 65+)

  • Privileges: Residents who are 65 years or older can avail of this license, which offers the same hunting and fishing privileges as the standard Resident Combination License. It includes fishing and the hunting of small game and predator/varmint species.
  • Fee: $40*

Resident Reduced Fee Hunting and Fishing License

  • Eligibility: This is available for South Dakota residents with total disability and certain veterans.
  • Privileges: Qualifying individuals will be issued a Disabled/Veteran Hunting and Fishing Card. This card grants similar privileges as the Resident Combination License for hunting and fishing.
  • Validity: The card is valid for 4 years.
  • Fee: $10*

Resident Hunting and Trapping Licenses in South Dakota

Resident Small Game License

  • Privileges: Allows residents aged 18 or older to hunt small game species such as pheasant, grouse, partridge, quail, cottontail rabbit, and tree squirrel. It also includes hunting for species allowed under the Predator/Varmint License, like coyote, red and gray fox, skunk, raccoon, badger, prairie dog, ground squirrel, crow, jackrabbit, porcupine, and marmot.
  • Fee: $33*

Resident 1-Day Small Game License

  • Privileges: This one-day license permits residents aged 18 or older to hunt the same species as the Resident Small Game License but for a single day, with the daily limit per species. Predator/Varmint hunting is allowed for the entire license year.
  • Fee: $12*

Resident Youth Small Game License (Ages 12-17)

  • Privileges: Allows youth under age 16 to hunt a wide range of species, including those on shooting preserves. Predator/Varmint hunting and trapping of Furbearers do not require a license for youth under 18.
  • Fee: $5*

Resident Migratory Bird Certification

  • Privileges: Required for hunting migratory birds such as ducks, geese, tundra swan, Sandhill crane, mourning dove, snipe, and coot.
  • Fee: $5

Resident Furbearer License

  • Privileges: Required for trapping and hunting various species, including coyote, foxes, skunk, raccoon, badger, bobcat, opossum, mink, weasel, beaver, river otter, and muskrat. Hunting privileges for Predator/Varmint species are included. Youth under 18 do not require this license for Predator/Varmint hunting or trapping Furbearers.
  • Fee: $30

Resident Predator/Varmint License

  • Privileges: Allows hunting (but not trapping) of species like coyote, red fox, gray fox, skunk, prairie dog, jackrabbit, gopher, ground squirrel, crow, porcupine, and marmot. No license is required for youth under 18 for these activities.
  • Fee: $5*

Nonresident Hunting and Trapping Licenses in South Dakota

Nonresident Small Game License (10-days, 2 5-day periods)

  • Privileges: Allows nonresident hunting of Pheasant, Grouse, Gray Partridge, Quail, Sandhill Crane, Cottontail, Squirrel, and species covered under the Predator/Varmint License, including Coyote, Red and Gray Fox, Skunk, Prairie Dog, Ground Squirrel (gopher), Crow, Jackrabbit, Porcupine, and Marmot. This license also includes the privileges of the Predator/Varmint License and the Shooting Preserve License.
  • Fee: $121*

Nonresident Youth Small Game License (10-days, 2 5-day periods) (Ages 12-17)

  • Privileges: Similar to the Nonresident Small Game License, but for nonresidents under age 18.
  • Fee: $10*

Nonresident Shooting Preserve Licenses

  1. One Day: For hunting on licensed shooting preserves; valid for the day of issue. Fee: $46*
  2. Five-Day: Same privileges as the One-Day license, but valid for a 5-day period. Fee: $76*
  3. Season-Long: Covers the entire shooting preserve season. Fee: $121*

Nonresident Spring Light Goose Licenses

  1. Adult: Allows hunting during the Spring Light Goose Conservation Order statewide. Includes state migratory bird certification. Fee: $50*
  2. Youth (Ages 12-17): Same as adult license but for nonresidents under age 16. Fee: $26*

Nonresident Predator/Varmint License

  • Privileges: Hunting (not trapping) of coyote, red fox, grey fox, skunk, prairie dog, jackrabbit, gopher, ground squirrel, crow, porcupine, marmot.
  • Fee: $40

Nonresident Furbearer License

  • Privileges: Allows nonresidents to trap according to nonresident season requirements.
  • Fee: $275

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