South Dakota has a variety of hunting opportunities that non-residents can enjoy, including pheasant hunting, turkey, West River and Black Hills deer, limited waterfowl and other small game and upland birds.
A non-resident hunter is a person who does not meet one or more of the following criteria:
Have a domicile within this state for at least 90 consecutive days immediately preceding the date of application for, purchasing, or attempting to purchase any hunting, fishing, or trapping license/permit. A domicile is a person's established, fixed, and permanent home to which the person, whenever absent, has the present intention of returning.
Make no claim of residency in any other state or foreign country for any purpose.
Claim no resident hunting, fishing, or trapping privileges in any other state or foreign country.
Prior to any application for any license, transfer to this state the person's driver's license and motor vehicle registrations.
For exceptions, please review the residency requirements on the GF&P website.
For non-resident hunting license and hunting regulations, please visit our licenses and publications page.
Non-resident Hunting includes:
Grouse and Prairie Chicken
Rabbit and Squirrel
West River Deer
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