The archery deer season is set in May and is open to residents and nonresidents. The application process opens in June . There is no deadline for submitting an application and licenses are sold throughout the season. Licenses must be purchased by application through the GFP License Office.
The primary archery deer season traditionally opens in late September.
All first time archery deer hunters, resident or nonresident, are required to pass the National Bowhunter Education course.
- Season Dates:
Archery Deer - Sept. 28, 2013 - Jan. 15, 2014
Archery Antlerless Deer - Sept. 28, 2013 - Jan. 15, 2014
- Archery Deer Application
(Available - June )
(First Deadline - No deadline )
- Apply Online
- Drawing Results
- Past Drawing Statistics
- Public Hunting Areas
- Big Game Regulations
- Request information be mailed
- Tentative Future Season Dates
- View all applications / deadlines
Surveys and reports
Sioux Falls Archery Antlerless Deer Hunt
A limited public archery hunt has been set up to reduce the deer population within the city limits ofSioux Falls. This antlerless deer hunting opportunity will be administered by the Sioux Falls Police Department and South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks. People interested must sign up to be included in the draw. The sign up period will run from July 23 - August 17.
Blood Run and Adams Nature Area Access Permit
A limited public archery hunt has been developed for deer hunting opportunities within Blood Run Nature Area and Adams Nature Preserve. People interested in hunting these areas must apply on-line for a free, limited draw, Access Permit. The sign up period will run from July 23 - Aug 17.