The fall turkey hunting season is designed as a population management tool for GFP. Most licenses are valid for either a gobbler or hen.
The season encompasses much of the state, including the Black Hills. There is no fall season for Custer State Park, and there is no specific archery season although you may use archery equipment for the firearm season.
You will find there is often an opportunity to obtain additional licenses. Instructions are provided in the application information.
- Season Dates:
Fall Turkey - TBD. Final action on season 2014 dates will be done at August commission meeting. -
- Fall Turkey Application
(Available August )
(First Deadline - Sept. 5 )
- Apply Online
- SD GFP Wild Turkey Gender and Aging Guide
- Leftover Licenses
- Drawing Results
- Past Drawing Statistics
- Public Hunting Areas
- Big Game Regulations
- Request information be mailed
- Tentative Future Season Dates
- View all applications / deadlines