Returned Licenses

GFP is now accepting license/tag returns for all big game and limited draw seasons (including paddlefish).

Hunters returning their tags will receive a full refund, no questions asked, and preference points will be reinstated for that season.

Returned licenses must be mailed back to the GFP license office:
GFP Licensing Office
20641 SD Hwy 1806
Fort Pierre, SD 57532

To be eligible for a refund, licenses must be postmarked prior to the respective season starting.  For example, if the season you return your license begins on April 1, 2022, you must have the license postmarked no later than March 31, 2022.

Returned licenses for these seasons will not be available via lottery draw, but will rather be distributed to the next individual in line, based upon the original draw order. These individuals will be contacted directly by GFP.

Please check back again, later for information on the 2022 Deer License Return Drawing.