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Youth Hunting Opportunities

The heritage of hunting has been proudly passed from father to son for generations. To help encourage a future generation of hunters, GFP has set aside several opportunities for youth.

We encourage you to take advantage of these and remember to share your love of the outdoors with your children. The torch we pass insures future generations of wildlife and wild places through some of the nation's leading conservationists - you and your children.

HuntSAFE Courses

South Dakota's HuntSAFE (Safety And Firearms Education) courses are designed for persons age 12 through 15.

Bowhunter Education

South Dakota requires that residents and nonresidents must complete the National Bowhunter Education Foundation (NBEF) safety course if: age 12 through 15 and will be purchasing a big game archery license; first time big game archery licensee regardless of age (If you are a previous big game archery licensee, you are exempt from this requirement); resident who receives an archery elk license. More information...