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Hunting, Fishing and Furbearer Licenses

General licenses

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(Fishing, Small Game, Combination, Furbearer, Predator/Varmint, Migratory Bird). General licenses are available in unlimited quantities and are sold through over four-hundred agent locations across the state, or they can be purchased online.

Limited Issue Licenses

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(Deer, Antelope, Elk, Mt. Goat, Bighorn Sheep, Turkey, Waterfowl, Mountain Lion, and Paddlefish) Limited issue licenses are usually issued through a lottery application process. You can submit a paper application by mail, or apply online.

license fee information

To address shortfalls in revenues, the Department of Game, Fish and Parks and the GFP Commission have taken steps to align current spending and planned future expenditures with current and future revenues. Declines in license sales and increased costs associated with state-provided health care and salaries along with inflation (estimated by US Bureau of labor statistics to be 20% from 2005 to 2013) eroded the ability of GFP to generate sufficient revenue to maintain the current level of programs and services.

The plan includes three components.

Implementation of these three steps will allow GFP to maintain the current level of programs and services that the citizens of South Dakota and our state's visitors have come to expect.

Disabled Hunter Licenses

Nursing Facility Group Fishing License

Application Requirements: