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Season Information

Application Available
(tentative)
First 2017 Deadline Date

Season Dates

Resident Fee Non-Resident Fee

Antelope

Archery Antelope July No deadline Aug. 19 - Sept. 29, 2017 / Oct. 16-31, 2017

Any Antelope
$40.00

Doe Antelope
$20.00

Any Antelope
$286.00

Doe Antelope
$80.00

Custer State Park Antelope July Aug. 11 Closed Any Antelope
$156.00
N/A
Firearms Antelope July Aug. 11 Sept. 30 - Oct. 15, 2017

Any Antelope
$40.00

Doe Antelope
$20.00

Any Antelope
$286.00

Doe Antelope
$80.00

Mentored Antelope February No deadline Aug. 19 - Oct. 31, 2017
See application for weapon and unit restrictions.
Antelope, Turkey or Deer
$5.00
N/A

Deer

Archery Deer June No deadline Sept. 23 - Dec. 31, 2017; Antlerless Tags Jan. 1 - Jan. 15, 2018

1 Any Deer
$40.00

1 Doe Tag
$20.00

1 Any Deer
$286.00

1 Doe Tag
$80.00

Black Hills Deer June July 14 Nov. 1-30, 2017

1 Any Deer
$40.00

1 Any Whitetail
$40.00

1 Any Deer
$286.00

1 Any Whitetail
$286.00

Custer State Park Deer June July 14 Nov. 1-30, 2017; Nov. 1-15, Archery only; Dec. 1-15, Antlerless Whitetail

Any Deer
$156.00

Antlerless Whitetail
$31.00

N/A


N/A

East River Deer (resident)
& East River Landowner Deer
June Sept. 1 Nov. 18 - Dec. 3, 2017; Antlerless Only tags are valid Dec. 30, 2017 - Jan. 7, 2018

1 Any Deer
$40.00

1 Any Deer + 1 Doe Tag
$50.00

1 Doe Tag
$20.00

2 Doe Tags
$30.00

N/A

 

 

East River Deer (nonresident) June Oct. 13 Nov. 18 - Dec. 3, 2017; Antlerless Only tags are valid Dec. 30, 2017 - Jan. 7, 2018

N/A

 

 

1 Any Deer
$286.00

1 Any Deer +
1 Doe Tag
$336.00

1 Doe Tag
$80.00

2 Doe Tags
$120.00

West River Deer
& West River Landowner Deer
June July 14 Nov. 11 - 26, 2017

1 Any Deer
$40.00

1 Any Deer + 1 Doe Tag
$50.00

1 Doe Tag
$20.00

2 Doe Tags
$30.00

1 Any Deer
$286.00

1 Any Deer +
1 Doe Tag
$336.00

1 Doe Tag
$80.00

2 Doe Tags
$120.00

Mentored Deer February No deadline Sept. 9, 2017 - Jan. 15, 2018 Antelope, Turkey or Deer
$5.00
N/A
Muzzleloader Deer June Sept. 1

Dec. 1-31, 2017 any deer; Jan. 1 - Jan. 15, 2018 antlerless whitetail

1 Any Deer
$40.00

1 Doe Tag
$20.00

2 Doe Tags
$30.00

N/A


1 Doe Tag
$80.00

2 Doe Tags
$120.00

National Wildlife Refuge Deer June Sept. 1 Varies by refuge

1 Any Deer
$40.00

1 Any Deer + 1 Doe Tag
$50.00

1 Doe Tag
$20.00

2 Doe Tags
$30.00

1 Any Deer
$286.00

1 Any Deer +
1 Doe Tag
$336.00

1 Doe Tag
$80.00

2 Doe Tags
$120.00

Special Buck (East River) late March April 14 Nov. 18 - Dec. 3, 2017 $175.00 N/A
Special Buck (West River) late March April 14 Nov. 11-26, 2017 $175.00 $560.00
Youth Deer June No deadline Sept. 9, 2017 - Jan. 15, 2018 $5.00 $10.00

Elk, Bighorn Sheep, Mountain Goat, Mountain Lion (all Resident-only)

Archery Elk early May May 19 Sept. 1-30, 2017 Any Elk
$185.00
N/A
Black Hills Elk May May 19 Oct. 1-31, 2017 for Any Elk; Oct. 16-31, 2017 and Dec. 1-15, 2017 for Antlerless Elk Any Elk
$185.00
N/A
Custer State Park Elk May May 19 Sept. 16 - Oct. 1, 2017 Any Elk
$316.00
N/A
Prairie Elk May May 19 Varies by unit Any Elk
$185.00
N/A
Bighorn Sheep May May 19 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31, 2017 $290.00 N/A
Mountain Goat May 19 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31, 2017 $290.00 N/A
Mountain Lion November No deadline Dec. 26, 2017 - March 31, 2018 $28.00 N/A

Turkey

Archery Spring Turkey February No deadline April 1 - May 21, 2017 $25.00 $100.00
Black Hills Spring Turkey February No deadline April 8 - May 21, 2017 $25.00 $100.00
Custer State Park Spring Turkey January Feb. 10 April 8 - May 21, 2017

$25.00

 

N/A

Prairie Spring Turkey January Feb. 10 April 8 - May 21, 2017

1 Male Turkey
$25.00

2 Male Turkeys
$35.00

1 Male Turkey
$100.00

2 Male Turkeys
$125.00

Prairie Fall Turkey (All) Late August Sept. 15 Nov. 1, 2017 - Jan. 31, 2018

1 Any Turkey
$15.00

2 Any
Turkey
$20.00

1 Any Turkey
$90.00


2 Any
Turkey
$100.00

Mentored Spring Turkey February No deadline April 1 - May 21 Archery | April 8 - May 21 Firearm Antelope, Turkey or Deer
$5.00
N/A
Mentored Fall Turkey September No deadline Nov. 1, 2017 - Jan. 31, 2018 Antelope, Turkey or Deer
$5.00
N/A

Waterfowl

Canada Goose July 7 Oct. 14 - Dec. 17, 2017 $16.00 N/A
Nonresident Fall Waterfowl June NA See application for specific details N/A

3-Day
$86.00

10-Day
$121.00

Tundra Swan June Aug. 11 Sept. 30, 2017 - Jan. 12, 2018 $18.00 $25.00

paddlefish

Gavins Point Dam Paddlefish - Archery March April 14 June 1 - 30, 2017 $25.00 $25.00
Gavins Point Dam Paddlefish - Snagging April May 19 Oct. 1-31, 2017 $25.00 $25.00
Lake Francis Case Paddlefish - Snagging January Feb. 10 May 1-31, 2017 $25.00 N/A

other

Custer State Park Trophy Bison Early Aug. - Online Only   Up to 3 days as scheduled, excluding holidays and weekends
Custer State Park Non-Trophy Bison Early Nov. - Online Only   1 day as scheduled.
Resident Big Game Depredation No deadline If needed