National wildlife Refuge Deer
GFP assists the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in the deer management on South Dakota's National Wildlife Refuges by facilitating the drawing process and issuance of hunting licenses.
Separate deer seasons are held at Lacreek National Wildlife Refuge (Bennett County), Sand Lake National Wildlife Refuge (Brown County), and Waubay National Wildlife Refuge (Day County).
South Dakota big game regulations apply to hunting the refuges, along with provisions that may be put in place by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for a specific refuge.
- Season Dates:
Refuge Deer - Season dates depend on the refuge. Please refer to the Refuge Deer Application form to the right to see specific dates for each refuge.
- Refuge Deer Application
(Available - June )
(First Deadline - August 28 )
- Apply Online
- Leftover Licenses
- Drawing Results
- Past Drawing Statistics
- Public Hunting Areas
- Big Game Regulations
- Request information be mailed
- View all applications / deadlines
Surveys and reports
Waubay National Wildlife Refuge
44401 134A Street
Waubay, SD 57273