South Dakota offers a spring and fall turkey hunting season to both residents and nonresidents.
The spring season application process opens in mid January with a late February deadline. The tradition start for the season is the second Saturday in April, running through the third Sunday in May. It includes a prairie firearms season, archery season, Black Hills season, and Custer State Park season.
The fall season application process opens in mid June with a late July deadline. The season traditionally runs from Oct. 1-Jan. 31. This season covers most of the state, with the exception of Custer State Park were there is no fall season. There is no fall archery season, however archery equipment may be used for the firearms season.
You have an opportunity to introduce youth to turkey hunting through the Mentored Hunting Season. Please consider passing along this great tradition to a new generation of hunters.
Use the drop down menu above for navigation through these seasons.