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Season Information

Application Available
(tentative)
First 2016 Deadline Date

Season Dates

Resident Fee Non-Resident Fee

Antelope

Archery Antelope July No deadline Aug. 20-Sept. 30, 2016 / Oct. 17-31, 2016

Any Antelope
$40.00

Doe Antelope
$20.00

Any Antelope
$286.00

Doe Antelope
$80.00

Custer State Park Antelope July Aug. 12 Oct. 11-19, 2016 Any Antelope
$156.00
N/A
Firearms Antelope July Aug. 12 Oct. 1-16, 2016

Any Antelope
$40.00

Doe Antelope
$20.00

Any Antelope
$286.00

Doe Antelope
$80.00

Mentored Antelope February No deadline Aug. 20 - Oct. 31, 2016
See application for weapon and unit restrictions.
Antelope, Turkey or Deer
$5.00
N/A

Deer

Archery Deer June No deadline Sept. 24-Dec. 31, 2016; Anterless Tags Jan. 1, 2016 - Jan. 15, 2017

1 Any Deer
$40.00

1 Doe Tag
$20.00

1 Any Deer
$286.00

1 Doe Tag
$80.00

Black Hills Deer June July 15 Nov. 1-30, 2016

1 Any Deer
$40.00

1 Any Whitetail
$40.00

1 Any Deer
$286.00

1 Any Whitetail
$286.00

Custer State Park Deer June July 15 Nov. 5-18, 2016

Any Deer
$156.00

Antlerless Whitetail
$31.00

N/A


N/A

East River Deer (resident)
& East River Landowner Deer
June Sept. 2 Nov. 19-Dec. 4, 2016; Antlerless Only tags are valid Dec. 31, 2016 - Jan. 8, 2017

1 Any Deer
$40.00

1 Any Deer + 1 Doe Tag
$50.00

1 Doe Tag
$20.00

2 Doe Tags
$30.00

N/A

 

 

East River Deer (nonresident) June Oct. 14 Nov. 19-Dec. 4, 2016; Antlerless Only tags are valid Dec. 31, 2016 - Jan. 8, 2017

N/A

 

 

1 Any Deer
$286.00

1 Any Deer +
1 Doe Tag
$336.00

1 Doe Tag
$80.00

2 Doe Tags
$120.00

West River Deer
& West River Landowner Deer
June July 15 Nov. 12-27, 2016

1 Any Deer
$40.00

1 Any Deer + 1 Doe Tag
$50.00

1 Doe Tag
$20.00

2 Doe Tags
$30.00

1 Any Deer
$286.00

1 Any Deer +
1 Doe Tag
$336.00

1 Doe Tag
$80.00

2 Doe Tags
$120.00

Mentored Deer February No deadline Sept. 10, 2016-Jan. 15, 2017 Antelope, Turkey or Deer
$5.00
N/A
Muzzleloader Deer June Sept. 2

Dec. 1-31 any deer; Dec. 1-Jan. 15 antlerless whitetail

1 Any Deer
$40.00

1 Doe Tag
$20.00

2 Doe Tags
$30.00

N/A


1 Doe Tag
$80.00

2 Doe Tags
$120.00

National Wildlife Refuge Deer June Sept. 2 Varies by refuge

1 Any Deer
$40.00

1 Any Deer + 1 Doe Tag
$50.00

1 Doe Tag
$20.00

2 Doe Tags
$30.00

1 Any Deer
$286.00

1 Any Deer +
1 Doe Tag
$336.00

1 Doe Tag
$80.00

2 Doe Tags
$120.00

Special Buck (East River) late March April 15 Nov. 19-Dec. 4, 2016 $175.00 N/A
Special Buck (West River) late March April 15 Nov. 12-27, 2016 $175.00 $560.00
Youth Deer June No deadline Sept. 10, 2016-Jan. 15, 2017 $5.00 $10.00

Elk, Bighorn Sheep, Mountain Goat, Mountain Lion (all Resident-only)

Archery Elk early May May 20 Sept. 1-30, 2016 Any Elk
$185.00
N/A
Black Hills Elk May May 20 Oct. 1-31, 2016 for Any Elk; Oct. 16-31, 2016 and Dec. 1-15, 2016 for Antlerless Elk Any Elk
$185.00
N/A
Custer State Park Elk May May 20 Sept. 17, 2016 - Oct. 2, 2016 Any Elk
$316.00
N/A
Prairie Elk May May 20 Varies by unit Any Elk
$185.00
N/A
Bighorn Sheep May May 20 Sept. 1-Dec. 31, 2016 $290.00 N/A
Mountain Goat May 20 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31, 2016 $290.00 N/A
Mountain Lion November No deadline Dec. 26, 2015-March 31, 2016 $28.00 N/A

Turkey

Archery Spring Turkey February No deadline April 2 - May 22, 2016 $25.00 $100.00
Black Hills Spring Turkey February No deadline April 9 - May 22, 2016 $25.00 $100.00
Custer State Park Spring Turkey January Feb. 12 April 9 - May 22, 2016

$25.00

 

N/A

Prairie Spring Turkey January Feb. 12 April 9 - May 22, 2016

1 Male Turkey
$25.00

2 Male Turkeys
$35.00

1 Male Turkey
$100.00

2 Male Turkeys
$125.00

Prairie Fall Turkey (All) Late August Sept. 16 Nov. 1, 2016 - Jan. 31, 2017

1 Any Turkey
$15.00

2 Any
Turkey
$20.00

1 Any Turkey
$90.00


2 Any
Turkey
$100.00

Mentored Turkey February No deadline Sept. 10, 2016 - January 15, 2017 Antelope, Turkey or Deer
$5.00
N/A

Waterfowl

Canada Goose July 8 Varies by unit $16.00 N/A
Nonresident Fall Waterfowl June NA See application for specific details N/A

3-Day
$86.00

10-Day
$121.00

Tundra Swan June Aug. 12 Oct. 1-Dec. 18, 2016 $18.00 $25.00

paddlefish

Gavins Point Dam Paddlefish - Archery January April 15 June 1 - 30, 2016 $25.00 $25.00
Gavins Point Dam Paddlefish - Snagging January May 20 Oct. 1-31, 2016 $25.00 N/A
Lake Francis Case Paddlefish - Snagging January Feb. 12 May 1-31, 2016 $25.00 N/A

other

Custer State Park Trophy Bison Early Aug. - Online Only   Up to 3 days as scheduled, excluding holidays and weekends
Custer State Park Non-Trophy Bison Early Nov. - Online Only   1 day as scheduled.
Resident Big Game Depredation No deadline If needed