Landowner Programs

Landowner and Habitat Programs

The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks values and appreciates the partnerships we have with landowners across the state. They help sustain our wildlife and promulgate our hunting heritage. South Dakota is 80 percent privately owned and landowners play a significant role in providing wildlife habitat and outdoor opportunities like hunting and fishing.

The department offers a variety of programs available for private landowners to help create wildlife habitat, public hunting access and reduce wildlife damage.

For more information about landowner programs, check out Habitat Pays. Habitat Pays has been a joint effort with the Department of Agriculture since 2015; connecting farmers and ranchers to the appropriate habitat resources and helping them implement wildlife habitat where it makes the most sense.

Landowner Habitat Programs
Landowner Public Hunting Access Programs
Newsletter | Landowners Matter

Wildlife Damage Management