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For specific turkey season information, select a season:


Fall Turkey

The fall turkey hunting season is designed as a population management tool.

There is no fall season for Custer State Park, and there is no specific archery season although you may use archery equipment for the firearm season.

  • Season Dates:
    Fall Turkey - Nov. 1, 2017 - Jan. 31, 2018

Fall Turkey Unit Map

HuntSafe courses

The HuntSAFE program is a required course for young hunters in South Dakota. A list of upcoming HuntSAFE courses is available.

Archery Education Courses

Visit the bowhunter education page to view all requirements for purchasing an archery license. A list of upcoming BowEd courses is also available.

Volunteer Hunter

The Volunteer Hunter Program puts private landowners in touch with hunters willing to harvest big game on their land.

Healthy Hunter

The Healthy Hunter website was created to help hunters be more active and eat healthier as they prepare for the hunting season.


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