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Turkey hunting

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turkey picSouth Dakota offers a spring and fall turkey hunting season to both residents and nonresidents.

The spring season application process opens in mid January with a middle of February deadline. It includes a prairie firearms season, archery season, Black Hills season, and Custer State Park season.

The fall season application process opens in mid June with a July deadline. This season covers most of the state, with the exception of Custer State Park were there is no fall season. There is no fall archery season, however archery equipment may be used for the firearms season.

You have an opportunity to introduce youth to turkey hunting through the Mentored Hunting Season. Please consider passing along this great tradition to a new generation of hunters.