huntsafe education

South Dakota's HuntSAFE (Safety And Firearms Education) courses are designed for persons age 12 through 15.

Persons who are 11 may participate, but will not be issued a Hunter Safety certification card until their 12th birthday, unless the card is clearly marked that the card is not valid until the person's 12th birthday. However, if a student's 12th birthday falls on or between Sept. 1 and Dec. 31, he/she may be issued a card and is eligible to obtain a license and hunt beginning Sept. 1 of that year.

Adults are also welcome and invited to attend.

There are three primary objectives for courses:
  1. To teach safe handling of firearms, in the home as well as in the field.
  2. To develop safe, responsible and knowledgeable hunters who are aware of our hunting heritage and who understand the hunter's role and relationship with the wildlife and the land.
  3. To certify persons under the age of 16, making them eligible to apply for hunting licenses.
  4. HuntSAFE Liability Waiver

The goal of our HuntSAFE courses is to teach young hunters safe handling of firearms, in the home as well as in the field. We also want to develop safe, responsible hunters who are aware of our hunting heritage and who understand the hunter's role and relationship with wildlife and the land, as well as certify persons under the age of 16 to make them eligible to apply for hunting licenses.More course details...

HuntSAFE Courses

Classes are usually scheduled March-October by volunteer instructors. Information is updated on this page as classes are scheduled.
All Classes - Alphabetical Order
Aberdeen
  • Regular HuntSAFE Course
    Classes start at 6:00pm
    Parent/guardian must be present to sign waiver first night of class.
    Terry O'Keefe Hunter Education Center
    (Located 5.5 mi south of Marlin's Truck Stop on US Hwy 281)
    For more info, call 605.626.2391
    DATES:
    April 16, 23, & 30, 2014
    May 7, 14, & 21, 2014
    View Flyer >
    Register Online >
Belle Fourche
  • Regular HuntSAFE Course
    April 29, May 1 & 3, 2014
    6-9pm April 29th & May 1
    8am-12noon on 3rd
    Basement of First Interstate Bank
    Contact GFP office in Belle Fourche at 605.892.4968
    View Flyer >
  • Regular HuntSAFE Course
    August 26, 28 & 30, 2014
    More info to come...
Bison
  • Regular HuntSAFE Course
    June 6 & 7, 2014
    8am-4pm
    Bison School
    Contact Keith Mutschler for more info at 605.374.7726
    Register Online >
Bowdle
  • Regular HuntSAFE Course
    September 2, 3 & 4, 2014
    5:30-8:30pm
    Contact Dave McCarlson
    Register Online >
Brandon
  • Regular HuntSAFE Course
    April 28, 29 & 30, 2014
    6-9:30pm on 28th & 29th
    6-9:30pm on 30th
    Brandon Fire Hall
    Contact The Outdoor Campus East at 605.362.2700 or toc@state.sd.us
    Register Online >
Britton
  • Regular HuntSAFE Course
    July 18 &19, 2014
    5:30-9pm on 18th
    9am-3pm on 19th
    Marshall County Sportsmans Clubhouse
    Contact CO Casey Dowler for more info at 605.881.3775
    Register Online >
Brookings
  • Regular HuntSAFE Course
    Dakota Nature Park Center
    Students will have option of signing up and attending either Class 1 or Class 2 for the classroom portion. Both classes will attend the field day.
    Class 1 - May 15 (field day May 17)
    Class 2 - May 16 (field day May 17)
    Classroom sessions, 6-9pm
    Field Day, 8am-4:30pm
    Registration must be completed online prior to class
    View Flyer >
    Register Online >
Canton
  • Regular HuntSAFE Course
    May 6, 8 & 9, 2014
    6-9pm on 6th &8th
    5pm-9pm on 9th
    Canton Optimist Club
    Contact CO Nate Stukel at 605.987.2271
    Register Online >
Chamberlain
  • Regular HuntSAFE Course
    April 4-5, 2014
    6-9pm on 4th
    8am-5pm on 5th
    GFP Regional Office in Chamberlain
    Contact CO Diana Schroeder at 605.734.4577
    Register Online >
  • Regular HuntSAFE Course
    August 1-2, 2014
    6-9pm on 1st
    8am-5pm on 2nd
    GFP Regional Office in Chamberlain
    Contact CO Diana Schroeder at 605.734.4577
    Register Online >
Clark
  • Regular HuntSAFE Course
    August 12, 14 & 16, 2014
    6:30-10pm on 12th & 14th
    7:30am-12noon on 16th
    Ullyot Building
    Registration at beginning of class on 12th
    Contact Wayne Heilman
Custer
Dell Rapids
  • Regular HuntSAFE Course
    April 22, 26 & 27th, 2014
    6-9:15pm on 22nd
    8:30am-4pm on 26th
    1pm-until done on 27th
    Dell Rapids Sportsmen's Club, 24693 Dells Drive.
    Must pre-register online
    all Pat Weinacht at 605.428.3522 or email Bill Weber at billybuckww@sio.midco.net
    View Flyer >
    Register Online >
Eureka
Faith
  • Regular HuntSAFE Course
    June 26, 27 & 28, 2014
    (tentative dates)
    6-9pm on 26th & 27th
    8am-12noon on 28th
    Contact CO Ross Fees at 605.967.2882 for more info.
    Register Online >
Faulkton
  • Regular HuntSAFE Course
    August 15 & 16, 2014
    6-9pm on 15th
    9am-5pm on 16th
    Trap Range on Hwy 22
    Registration will be at beginning of the first class on the 15th.
    Contact Mike Demery
Flandreau
  • Regular HuntSAFE Course
    June 4, 7 & 8, 2014
    6-9:15pm on 4th
    9am-4:30pm on 7th
    1pm-3pm on 8th
    Moody County Extension Office (4-H building)
    Contact Chad Williams at 605.530.7085 for more info
    Register Online >
Goodwin/Deuel County
  • Regular HuntSAFE Course
    August 7 & 9, 2014
    6-9pm on 7th
    8am-5pm on 9th
    Goodwin Fire Hall/Community Center
    Contact CO Adam Behnke at 605.874.2672 for more information
    Register Online >
Harrisburg
  • Regular HuntSAFE Course
    April 24, 25 & 26, 2014
    6-9pm on 24th & 25th
    8am-12noon on 26th
    Harrisburg United Methodist Church
    Contact CO Nate Stukel at 605.987.2271
    Register Online >
Hecla/Sand Lake Refuge
  • Regular HuntSAFE Course
    September 10, 17 & 20, 2014
    6-9pm on 10th & 17th in conference room at Sand Lake Refuge
    10am-3pm on 20th at Hecla Sportsmans Club
    Pre-registration is required at Sand Lake Refuge Headquarters, 605.885.6320, or at SD GF&P Office, 605.626.2391
    View Flyer >
Hitchcock/Tulare
  • Regular HuntSAFE Course
    Sept. 19, 26, Oct. 3 & 4, 2014
    8am-10am (online) on
    19th, 26th & Oct. 3
    8am-2pm on Oct 4th. Field day
    First 3 days are available online through the Hitchock/Tulare school, if you are not connected to the school please call to register 605.266.2172 after September 1st.
    Contact CO Chris Kuntz at 605.353.7146 for more info.
Humboldt
Huron
  • Regular HuntSAFE Course
    July 25 & 26, 2014
    6-9:30pm on 25th
    8am-4pm on 26th
    Beadle County Sportsman's Club
    Call Huron GFP Office at 605.353.7145 with questions
    Register Online >
  • Independent Study
    August 16, 2014
    8am-2pm
    Beadle County Sportsman's Club
    Contact Huron GFP Office at 605.353.7145 with questions
    Registration limited to first 50 participants
    Independent Study Instructions >
    Register Online >
  • Regular HuntSAFE Course
    September 4 & 6, 2014
    5:30-9:30pm on 4th
    8am-4pm on 6th
    Beadle County Sportsman's Club
    Call Huron GFP Office at 605.353.7145 with questions
    Register Online >
Ipswich
  • Regular HuntSAFE Course
    August 16, 2014
    8am-4pm
    Contact CO Joe Galbraith at 605.426.6096
    Register Online >
Kimball
  • Regular HuntSAFE Course
    August 29-30, 2014
    6-9pm on 29th
    8am-5pm on 30th
    Kimball Senior Center
    Register Online >
Lake Poinsett
  • Regular HuntSAFE Course
    May 16 & 17, 2014
    6-9pm on 16th
    8am-5pm on 17th
    Ike's Clubhouse at Lake Poinsett
    Contact GFP Watertown office at 605.882.5200
    Register Online >
  • Regular HuntSAFE Course
    September 11 & 13, 2014
    6-9pm on 11th
    8am-5pm on 13th
    Ike's Clubhouse at Lake Poinsett
    Contact GFP Watertown office at 605.882.5200
    Register Online >
Lemmon
  • Independent Study
    April 12, 2014
    8:30am-5pm
    Lemmon Armory Board Room
    Register by calling CO Keith Mutschler at 605.374.7726
Madison
  • Regular HuntSAFE Course
    May 1, 2 & 3, 2014
    7-9pm on 1st & 2nd
    8am-3pm on 3rd
    Izaak Walton League Clubhouse
    For more information, contact CO Cody Symens at 605.256.5005
    View Flyer >
    Register Online >
Martin
  • Regular HuntSAFE Course
    August 26-29, 2014 (tentative)
Milbank
  • Regular HuntSAFE Course
    April 28, 29, & May 1, 2014
    6-9:30pm on April 28th & 29th at Milbank High School
    6-9pm on May 1 at Trap Shooting Range
    Contact CO Jame Pekelder at 605.432.4601 with questions.
    Register Online >
  • Regular HuntSAFE Course
    September 8, 9 & 11, 2014
    6-9:30pm on 8th & 9th at Milbank High School
    6-9pm on 11th at Trap Shooting Range
    Contact CO Jame Pekelder at 605.432.4601 with questions.
    Register Online >
Miller
Mitchell
  • Regular HuntSAFE Course
    Thursday & Friday night sessions are 6-9pm at Davison County Fair Grounds
    Saturday sessions are 9am-3pm at Mitchell Trap Club
    Registration must be done online, use link below.
    Contact CO Andy Petersen with questions: andy.petersen@state.sd.us, or 605.995.8047
    DATES:
    April 3-5, 2014
    May 29-31, 2014
    August 14-16, 2014
    September 18-20, 2014
    View Flyer >
    Register Online >
Nisland
  • Regular HuntSAFE Course
    May 8 & 10, 2014
    6-9:30pm on 8th
    8am-4:30pm on 10th
    High Plains Game Ranch
    Pre-registration requested.
    Contact Randy Vallery at 605.257.2365, Fred Lamphere at 605.456.2974, or Fred Wells at 605.456.1420 for more information.
    View Flyer >
Onida
Parker
  • Regular HuntSAFE Course
    May 9 & 10, 2014
    1-5pm on 9th
    8am-3pm on 10th
    Turner Co. Courthouse Community Room
    Pre-registration is required by contacting Dennis Erickson at 605.297.4917
Philip
  • Regular HuntSAFE Course
    May 3rd, 2014
    Philip Ambulance Building
    Lunch provided
    8am-5pm
    Please pre-register
    Contact Kit Graham at 605.859.2850 or CO Zach Thomsen at 605.859.3006
    Register Online >
Pierre
Rapid City
  • Regular HuntSAFE Course
    Outdoor Campus-West
    On-line pre-registration is required by logging onto the Outdoor Campus website at www.outdoorcampus.org, call 605.394.2391 if you do not have internet access
    DATES:
    April 8, 9, 10, & 12, 2014
    April 22, 23, 24, & 26, 2014
    Details on times/locations are on flyer
    View Flyer >
  • Independent Study
    Outdoor Campus-West

    Register for this field day through The Outdoor Campus-West online registration system first to assure your attendance, then complete the online portion BEFORE the field day.
    NOTE: A student CANNOT attend the last day of a regular HuntSAFE course to complete the field day portion.
    DATES:
    May 10, 2014 - 8am-12noon
    View Online Instructions >
    Waiver >

Redfield
  • Regular HuntSAFE Course
    April 26-27, 2014
    11am-5pm on 26th
    1-5pm on 27th
    Redfield High School lunchroom
    Contact Bob Schutte at 605.472.2142 (evenings), or Daryl Schutte at 605.302.0035 (evenings).
    View Flyer >
  • Regular HuntSAFE Course
    September 6 & 7, 2014
    11am-5pm on 6th
    1-5pm on 7th
    Redfield High School lunchroom
    Contact Bob Schutte at 605.472.2142(e), or Daryl Schutte at 605.302.0035(e)
Roscoe
  • Regular HuntSAFE Course
    Dates/Time TBD
Sioux Falls
  • Regular HuntSAFE Course
    The Outdoor Campus
    6:15-9:30pm on tues. & thurs.
    8am-2pm on saturdays
    DATES:
    April 8, 10 &12, 2014
    April 15, 17 & 19, 2014
    April 22, 24 & 26, 2014
    View Flyer >
    Register Online >
Salem
Scotland
  • Regular HuntSAFE Course
    July 24, 25 & 26, 2014
    6-9:30pm on 24th & 25th
    8:30am-11:30am on 26th
    Scotland Community Room
    For more information, call 605.661.5439 or cdodens@gmail.com
    Register Online >
Sisseton
  • Regular HuntSAFE Course
    May 1, 2 & 3, 2014
    6-9:30pm on 1st & 2nd at Sisseton Fire Hall
    9am-3pm on 3rd at Sisseton Rifle Range
    No pre-registration required
    Contact Dean Shultz for more information
  • Regular HuntSAFE Course
    August 14, 15 & 16, 2014
    6-9:30pm on 14th and 15th at Sisseton Fire Hall
    9am-3pm on 16th at Sisseton Rifle Range
    No pre-registration required
    Contact Dean Shultz for more information
Spearfish
  • Regular HuntSAFE Course
    April 7-10, 2014
    6pm sign up on 7th
    6:30pm-9:15pm classes
    Pre-registration not required
    Snappers Club, Spearfish City Park Campground
    Contact CO Mike Apland at 605.642.6057 with questions.
    View Flyer >
Watertown
  • Regular HuntSAFE Courses
    May 29-31, 2014
    6-9pm on 29th & 30th at City Auditorium
    8am-12noon on 31st at City Auditorium and 1-2:30pm at Trap & Skeet Range
    Limit of 75 students.
    Register Online >
  • Regular HuntSAFE Courses
    August 14-16, 2014
    6-9pm on 14th & 15th at City Auditorium
    8am-12noon on 16th at City Auditorium and 1-2:30pm at Trap & Skeet Range
    Limit of 75 students.
    Register Online >
Waubay
  • Independent Study
    May 3, 2014
    8am-1:30pm
    Blue Dog State Fish Hatchery
    Register Online >
Webster
  • Regular HuntSAFE Course
    July 17, 18 & 19, 2014
    6-9pm on 17th & 18th at Webster Armory
    8am-12noon on 19th, meet at Webster Armory and carpool to Webster Gun Range
    Contact CO Austin Norton with questions, 605.345.3381
    Register Online >
  • Independent Study
    May 3rd, 2014
    8am-12noon at Bluedog State Hatchery
    Online portion will need to be completed before May 3rd
    Contact CO Austin Norton with questions, 605.345.3381
    Register Online >
Wessington Springs
  • Regular HuntSAFE Course
    September 9, 11, & 13, 2014
    6-9:30pm on 9th & 11th
    8am-12noon on 13th
    Wessington Springs Courthouse
    Contact CO Lynn Geuke at 605.220.6943 or lynn.geuke@state.sd.us
    Register Online >
Willow Lake
  • Regular HuntSAFE Course
    August 25, 26 & 27, 2014
    4-8pm
    Willow Lake High School Ag room
    Contact Dan Tonak
Winner
  • Regular HuntSAFE Course
    April 11 & 12, 2014
    6-9pm on 11th
    8am-5pm on 12th
    Rosebud, Rod and Arrow Gun Club
    Contact CO Matt Hill at 605.842.0894 for more information.
    Register Online >
Yankton
  • Regular HuntSAFE Course
    NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Complex
    Saturday classes: 8am-2pm
    Sunday classes: 12noon-4pm
    Register online
    DATES:
    April 19-20, 2014
    June 7-8, 2014
    August 16-17, 2014
    September 6-7, 2014
    View Flyer >
    Register Online >
Aberdeen
Classes
  • Regular HuntSAFE Course
    Classes start at 6:00pm
    Parent/guardian must be present to sign waiver first night of class.
    Terry O'Keefe Hunter Education Center
    (Located 5.5 mi south of Marlin's Truck Stop on US Hwy 281)
    For more info, call 605.626.2391
    DATES:
    April 16, 23, & 30, 2014
    May 7, 14, & 21, 2014
    View Flyer >
    Register Online >
Belle Fourche
Classes
  • Regular HuntSAFE Course
    April 29, May 1 & 3, 2014
    6-9pm April 29th & May 1
    8am-12noon on 3rd
    Basement of First Interstate Bank
    Contact GFP office in Belle Fourche at 605.892.4968
    View Flyer >
  • Regular HuntSAFE Course
    August 26, 28 & 30, 2014
    More info to come...
Bison
Classes
  • Regular HuntSAFE Course
    June 6 & 7, 2014
    8am-4pm
    Bison School
    Contact Keith Mutschler for more info at 605.374.7726
    Register Online >
Bowdle
Classes
  • Regular HuntSAFE Course
    September 2, 3 & 4, 2014
    5:30-8:30pm
    Contact Dave McCarlson
    Register Online >
Brandon
Classes
  • Regular HuntSAFE Course
    April 28, 29 & 30, 2014
    6-9:30pm on 28th & 29th
    6-9:30pm on 30th
    Brandon Fire Hall
    Contact The Outdoor Campus East at 605.362.2700 or toc@state.sd.us
    Register Online >
Britton
Classes
  • Regular HuntSAFE Course
    July 18 &19, 2014
    5:30-9pm on 18th
    9am-3pm on 19th
    Marshall County Sportsmans Clubhouse
    Contact CO Casey Dowler for more info at 605.881.3775
    Register Online >
Brookings
Classes
  • Regular HuntSAFE Course
    Dakota Nature Park Center
    Students will have option of signing up and attending either Class 1 or Class 2 for the classroom portion. Both classes will attend the field day.
    Class 1 - May 15 (field day May 17)
    Class 2 - May 16 (field day May 17)
    Classroom sessions, 6-9pm
    Field Day, 8am-4:30pm
    Registration must be completed online prior to class
    View Flyer >
    Register Online >
Canton
Classes
  • Regular HuntSAFE Course
    May 6, 8 & 9, 2014
    6-9pm on 6th &8th
    5pm-9pm on 9th
    Canton Optimist Club
    Contact CO Nate Stukel at 605.987.2271
    Register Online >
Chamberlain
Classes
  • Regular HuntSAFE Course
    April 4-5, 2014
    6-9pm on 4th
    8am-5pm on 5th
    GFP Regional Office in Chamberlain
    Contact CO Diana Schroeder at 605.734.4577
    Register Online >
  • Regular HuntSAFE Course
    August 1-2, 2014
    6-9pm on 1st
    8am-5pm on 2nd
    GFP Regional Office in Chamberlain
    Contact CO Diana Schroeder at 605.734.4577
    Register Online >
Clark
Classes
  • Regular HuntSAFE Course
    August 12, 14 & 16, 2014
    6:30-10pm on 12th & 14th
    7:30am-12noon on 16th
    Ullyot Building
    Registration at beginning of class on 12th
    Contact Wayne Heilman
Custer
Classes
Dell Rapids
Classes
  • Regular HuntSAFE Course
    April 22, 26 & 27th, 2014
    6-9:15pm on 22nd
    8:30am-4pm on 26th
    1pm-until done on 27th
    Dell Rapids Sportsmen's Club, 24693 Dells Drive.
    Must pre-register online
    all Pat Weinacht at 605.428.3522 or email Bill Weber at billybuckww@sio.midco.net
    View Flyer >
    Register Online >
Eureka
Classes
Faith
Classes
  • Regular HuntSAFE Course
    June 26, 27 & 28, 2014
    (tentative dates)
    6-9pm on 26th & 27th
    8am-12noon on 28th
    Contact CO Ross Fees at 605.967.2882 for more info.
    Register Online >
Faulkton
Classes
  • Regular HuntSAFE Course
    August 15 & 16, 2014
    6-9pm on 15th
    9am-5pm on 16th
    Trap Range on Hwy 22
    Registration will be at beginning of the first class on the 15th.
    Contact Mike Demery
Flandreau
Classes
  • Regular HuntSAFE Course
    June 4, 7 & 8, 2014
    6-9:15pm on 4th
    9am-4:30pm on 7th
    1pm-3pm on 8th
    Moody County Extension Office (4-H building)
    Contact Chad Williams at 605.530.7085 for more info
    Register Online >
Goodwin/Deuel County
Classes
  • Regular HuntSAFE Course
    August 7 & 9, 2014
    6-9pm on 7th
    8am-5pm on 9th
    Goodwin Fire Hall/Community Center
    Contact CO Adam Behnke at 605.874.2672 for more information
    Register Online >
Harrisburg
Classes
  • Regular HuntSAFE Course
    April 24, 25 & 26, 2014
    6-9pm on 24th & 25th
    8am-12noon on 26th
    Harrisburg United Methodist Church
    Contact CO Nate Stukel at 605.987.2271
    Register Online >
Hecla/Sand Lake Refuge
Classes
  • Regular HuntSAFE Course
    September 10, 17 & 20, 2014
    6-9pm on 10th & 17th in conference room at Sand Lake Refuge
    10am-3pm on 20th at Hecla Sportsmans Club
    Pre-registration is required at Sand Lake Refuge Headquarters, 605.885.6320, or at SD GF&P Office, 605.626.2391
    View Flyer >
Hitchcock/Tulare
Classes
  • Regular HuntSAFE Course
    Sept. 19, 26, Oct. 3 & 4, 2014
    8am-10am (online) on
    19th, 26th & Oct. 3
    8am-2pm on Oct 4th. Field day
    First 3 days are available online through the Hitchock/Tulare school, if you are not connected to the school please call to register 605.266.2172 after September 1st.
    Contact CO Chris Kuntz at 605.353.7146 for more info.
Humboldt
Classes
Huron
Classes
  • Regular HuntSAFE Course
    July 25 & 26, 2014
    6-9:30pm on 25th
    8am-4pm on 26th
    Beadle County Sportsman's Club
    Call Huron GFP Office at 605.353.7145 with questions
    Register Online >
  • Independent Study
    August 16, 2014
    8am-2pm
    Beadle County Sportsman's Club
    Contact Huron GFP Office at 605.353.7145 with questions
    Registration limited to first 50 participants
    Independent Study Instructions >
    Register Online >
  • Regular HuntSAFE Course
    September 4 & 6, 2014
    5:30-9:30pm on 4th
    8am-4pm on 6th
    Beadle County Sportsman's Club
    Call Huron GFP Office at 605.353.7145 with questions
    Register Online >

Ipswich
Classes
  • Regular HuntSAFE Course
    August 16, 2014
    8am-4pm
    Contact CO Joe Galbraith at 605.426.6096
    Register Online >
Kimball
Classes
  • Regular HuntSAFE Course
    August 29-30, 2014
    6-9pm on 29th
    8am-5pm on 30th
    Kimball Senior Center
    Register Online >
Lake Poinsett
Classes
  • Regular HuntSAFE Course
    May 16 & 17, 2014
    6-9pm on 16th
    8am-5pm on 17th
    Ike's Clubhouse at Lake Poinsett
    Contact GFP Watertown office at 605.882.5200
    Register Online >
  • Regular HuntSAFE Course
    September 11 & 13, 2014
    6-9pm on 11th
    8am-5pm on 13th
    Ike's Clubhouse at Lake Poinsett
    Contact GFP Watertown office at 605.882.5200
    Register Online >
Lemmon
Classes
  • Independent Study
    April 12, 2014
    8:30am-5pm
    Lemmon Armory Board Room
    Register by calling CO Keith Mutschler at 605.374.7726
Madison
Classes
  • Regular HuntSAFE Course
    May 1, 2 & 3, 2014
    7-9pm on 1st & 2nd
    8am-3pm on 3rd
    Izaak Walton League Clubhouse
    For more information, contact CO Cody Symens at 605.256.5005
    View Flyer >
    Register Online >
Martin
Classes
  • Regular HuntSAFE Course
    August 26-29, 2014 (tentative)
Milbank
Classes
  • Regular HuntSAFE Course
    April 28, 29, & May 1, 2014
    6-9:30pm on April 28th & 29th at Milbank High School
    6-9pm on May 1 at Trap Shooting Range
    Contact CO Jame Pekelder at 605.432.4601 with questions.
    Register Online >
  • Regular HuntSAFE Course
    September 8, 9 & 11, 2014
    6-9:30pm on 8th & 9th at Milbank High School
    6-9pm on 11th at Trap Shooting Range
    Contact CO Jame Pekelder at 605.432.4601 with questions.
    Register Online >
Miller
Classes
Mitchell
Classes
  • Regular HuntSAFE Course
    Thursday & Friday night sessions are 6-9pm at Davison County Fair Grounds
    Saturday sessions are 9am-3pm at Mitchell Trap Club
    Registration must be done online, use link below.
    Contact CO Andy Petersen with questions: andy.petersen@state.sd.us, or 605.995.8047
    DATES:
    April 3-5, 2014
    May 29-31, 2014
    August 14-16, 2014
    September 18-20, 2014
    View Flyer >
    Register Online >
Nisland
Classes
  • Regular HuntSAFE Course
    May 8 & 10, 2014
    6-9:30pm on 8th
    8am-4:30pm on 10th
    High Plains Game Ranch
    Pre-registration requested.
    Contact Randy Vallery at 605.257.2365, Fred Lamphere at 605.456.2974, or Fred Wells at 605.456.1420 for more information.
    View Flyer >
Onida
Classes
Parker
Classes
  • Regular HuntSAFE Course
    May 9 & 10, 2014
    1-5pm on 9th
    8am-3pm on 10th
    Turner Co. Courthouse Community Room
    Pre-registration is required by contacting Dennis Erickson at 605.297.4917
Philip
Classes
  • Regular HuntSAFE Course
    May 3rd, 2014
    Philip Ambulance Building
    Lunch provided
    8am-5pm
    Please pre-register
    Contact Kit Graham at 605.859.2850 or CO Zach Thomsen at 605.859.3006
    Register Online >
Pierre
Classes
Rapid City
Classes
  • Regular HuntSAFE Course
    Outdoor Campus-West
    On-line pre-registration is required by logging onto the Outdoor Campus website at www.outdoorcampus.org, call 605.394.2391 if you do not have internet access. Registration WILL NOT open until Feb. 13. After registering online, parent must print, complete, sign and bring the waiver form to class.
    DATES:
    April 8, 9, 10, & 12, 2014
    April 22, 23, 24, & 26, 2014
    Details on times/locations are on flyer
    View Flyer >
    Waiver >

  • Independent Study
    Outdoor Campus-West

    Register for this field day through The Outdoor Campus-West online registration system first to assure your attendance, then complete the online portion BEFORE the field day.
    NOTE: A student CANNOT attend the last day of a regular HuntSAFE course to complete the field day portion.
    DATES:
    May 10, 2014 - 8am-12noon
    View Online Instructions >
    Waiver >

Redfield
Classes
  • Regular HuntSAFE Course
    April 26-27, 2014
    11am-5pm on 26th
    1-5pm on 27th
    Redfield High School lunchroom
    Contact Bob Schutte at 605.472.2142 (evenings), or Daryl Schutte at 605.302.0035 (evenings).
    View Flyer >
  • Regular HuntSAFE Course
    September 6 & 7, 2014
    11am-5pm on 6th
    1-5pm on 7th
    Redfield High School lunchroom
    Contact Bob Schutte at 605.472.2142(e), or Daryl Schutte at 605.302.0035(e)
Roscoe
Classes
  • Regular HuntSAFE Course
    Dates/Time TBD
Salem
Classes
Scotland
Classes
  • Regular HuntSAFE Course
    July 24, 25 & 26, 2014
    6-9:30pm on 24th & 25th
    8:30am-11:30am on 26th
    Scotland Community Room
    For more information, call 605.661.5439 or cdodens@gmail.com
    Register Online >
Sioux Falls
Classes
  • Regular HuntSAFE Course
    The Outdoor Campus
    6:15-9:30pm on tues. & thurs.
    8am-2pm on saturdays
    DATES:
    April 8, 10 &12, 2014
    April 15, 17 & 19, 2014
    April 22, 24 & 26, 2014
    May 6, 8 & 10, 2014
    May 13, 15 & 17, 2014
    View Flyer >
    Register Online >
  • Independent Study
    Location: Clay Bird Shotgun Sports

    Register for this field day online first to assure your attendance, then complete the online portion BEFORE the field day.
    NOTE: A student CANNOT attend the last day of a regular HuntSAFE course to complete the field day portion.
    DATES:
    August 9, 2014
    October 25, 2014
    November 8, 2014
    View Online Instructions >
    Register Online >

Sisseton
Classes
  • Regular HuntSAFE Course
    May 1, 2 & 3, 2014
    6-9:30pm on 1st & 2nd at Sisseton Fire Hall
    9am-3pm on 3rd at Sisseton Rifle Range
    No pre-registration required
    Contact Dean Shultz for more information
  • Regular HuntSAFE Course
    August 14, 15 & 16, 2014
    6-9:30pm on 14th and 15th at Sisseton Fire Hall
    9am-3pm on 16th at Sisseton Rifle Range
    No pre-registration required
    Contact Dean Shultz for more information
Spearfish
Classes
  • Regular HuntSAFE Course
    April 7-10, 2014
    6pm sign up on 7th
    6:30pm-9:15pm classes
    Pre-registration not required
    Snappers Club, Spearfish City Park Campground
    Contact CO Mike Apland at 605.642.6057 with questions.
    View Flyer >
Watertown
Classes
  • Regular HuntSAFE Courses
    May 29-31, 2014
    6-9pm on 29th & 30th at City Auditorium
    8am-12noon on 31st at City Auditorium and 1-2:30pm at Trap & Skeet Range
    Limit of 75 students.
    Register Online >
  • Regular HuntSAFE Courses
    August 14-16, 2014
    6-9pm on 14th & 15th at City Auditorium
    8am-12noon on 16th at City Auditorium and 1-2:30pm at Trap & Skeet Range
    Limit of 75 students.
    Register Online >
Waubay
Classes
  • Independent Study
    May 3, 2014
    8am-1:30pm
    Blue Dog State Fish Hatchery
    Register Online >
Webster
Classes
  • Regular HuntSAFE Course
    July 17, 18 & 19, 2014
    6-9pm on 17th & 18th at Webster Armory
    8am-12noon on 19th, meet at Webster Armory and carpool to Webster Gun Range
    Contact CO Austin Norton with questions, 605.345.3381
    Register Online >
  • Independent Study
    May 3rd, 2014
    8am-12noon at Bluedog State Hatchery
    Online portion will need to be completed before May 3rd
    Contact CO Austin Norton with questions, 605.345.3381
    Register Online >
Wessington Springs
Classes
  • Regular HuntSAFE Course
    September 9, 11, & 13, 2014
    6-9:30pm on 9th & 11th
    8am-12noon on 13th
    Wessington Springs Courthouse
    Contact CO Lynn Geuke at 605.220.6943 or lynn.geuke@state.sd.us
    Register Online >
Willow Lake
Classes
  • Regular HuntSAFE Course
    August 25, 26 & 27, 2014
    4-8pm
    Willow Lake High School Ag room
    Contact Dan Tonak
Winner
Classes
  • Regular HuntSAFE Course
    April 11 & 12, 2014
    6-9pm on 11th
    8am-5pm on 12th
    Rosebud, Rod and Arrow Gun Club
    Contact CO Matt Hill at 605.842.0894 for more information.
    Register Online >
Yankton
Classes
  • Regular HuntSAFE Course
    NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Complex
    Saturday classes: 8am-2pm
    Sunday classes: 12noon-4pm
    Register online
    DATES:
    April 19-20, 2014
    June 7-8, 2014
    August 16-17, 2014
    September 6-7, 2014
    View Flyer >
    Register Online >

HuntSAFE ID Card

Students who successfully complete a HuntSAFE course receive an identification card containing their name, date of certification, a certification number and the signature of the instructor.

Until the student is 16, a parent or guardian must present the HuntSAFE certification card to a license vendor when purchasing the young person's hunting license.

The parent or guardian agrees, by signing the license application, to accompany the student in the field while he or she is hunting until they are 16.

Replacing your HuntSAFE ID Card

If you ever completed a HUNT SAFE course in South Dakota, you can replace your card online, or send your name, full mailing address and date of birth to: wildinfo@state.sd.us

You can print your own replacement card from the online system. Allow a minimum of two weeks for delivery for mail-in requests.

Contact

If you have questions about courses or your certification card, please contact us.

GFP-HuntSAFE Coordinator
20641 SD Hwy 1806
Fort Pierre, SD 57532
605.223.7700
Email - Wildinfo@state.sd.us