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Firearms Antelope

The Firearm Antelope season is set in July and is open to residents and nonresidents. The application process opens in July . The first application deadline for the limited license drawing is Aug. 7 . Licenses must be purchased by application through the GFP License Office.

The season typically opens on the Saturday closest to Oct. 1.

  • Season Dates:
    Firearms Antelope - Oct. 3-18, 2015 -


Be a mentor to a young hunter
A mentored hunting license is available for youth age 10 through 16. This is a separate application process from the normal antelope application. This is a one-to-one mentorship between an adult and the youth. The youth is not required to have hunter safety certification for this hunt, but certification is required of the mentor. Other requirements are listed in the application form.

HuntSafe courses

The HuntSAFE program is a required course for young hunters in South Dakota. A list of upcoming HuntSAFE courses is available.

Volunteer Hunter

The Volunteer Hunter Program puts private landowners in touch with hunters willing to harvest big game on their land.

Healthy Hunter

The Healthy Hunter website was created to help hunters be more active and eat healthier as they prepare for the hunting season.


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