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huntsafe Volunteer information


Thank you for your interest in becoming an instructor for our HuntSAFE or Bowhunter Education programs. These courses are vital to both the present and future of our hunting hertiage and are only possible through the help of volunteers like you.


We need over 300 volunteers to carry out this program that teaches firearms safety, conservation and responsibility to thousands of students across the state.

If you would like to become a member of this elite team contact a Conservation Officer in your county or area to get an application.

Requirements to become a HuntSAFE volunteer include:

Bowhunter Education

South Dakota is one of 12 states that require mandatory bow hunter education. To become an instructor, contact the HuntSAFE office in Pierre for an application.

Your name and contact information will be forwarded to a Master Instructor in your area for follow-up training.

Requirements to become an instructor include:

More information

Below are resources to help guide staff and instructors when it comes to public speaking as well as how best to provide instructions and information to a group regarding hunter safety and education.


GFP HuntSAFE Office
4500 S. Oxbow Ave.
Sioux Falls, SD 57106