2017 SD Mentored Turkey Opening Day

Season Dates: (See Below)

South Dakota residents have the opportunity to pass the wonderful tradition of turkey hunting on to a new generation through the Mentored Hunt program.

A mentored hunting license is available for youth age 10 through 15. This is a separate application process from the normal turkey application. This is a one-to-one mentorship between an adult and the youth. The youth is not required to have hunter safety certification for this hunt, but certification is required of the mentor.