ADA / AccessibleSouth Dakota offers options for people with disabilities to enhance their hunting experience.
A Crossbow / Draw-Lock permit is available to any person who is incapable of using a conventional bow with a minimum draw weight of 40 pounds, due to the loss of use of one or both arms, caused by birth defect, injury, disease, or who uses a wheelchair for mobility.
Designated Shooter - The applicant may designate one shooter to legally hunt or take game on their behalf.
Disabled Hunter Permit - allows a qualified hunter to lawfully shoot game animals from a stationary motor vehicle (normally illegal).Reduced Fee Hunting and Fishing card for persons with total disability and certain veterans - South Dakota residents who qualify and are approved will be issued a Disabled/Veteran Hunting and Fishing Card for a $10 fee.
Programs and Areas
Game Production Areas - Some GPAs enhanced for accessibility will permit access on special designated roads and trails for those individuals with a disabled hunter permit.
West River Deer Hunt - GFP has a special unit for the West River firearms deer season in Stanley County (Unit 358D) for individuals who use a wheelchair for mobility.
State Parks have several accessible facilites to support outdoor activities.