Archery Elk Hunting Season

Season Dates: Sept. 1-30, 2017
Application Deadline: May 19, 2017

South Dakota residents who have not received an Archery Elk license in the preceding nine years are eligible to apply.

Season Dates:

  • Archery Elk - Sept. 1-30, 2017

Requirements and Restrictions:

  • No person may possess more than one (1) elk license of any type in a year.
  • No more than two persons may submit applications together.
  • Except for landowner/operator preference applicants, no person who receives a license in the first drawing for this season shall be eligible to apply for an archery elk license in first drawings for the next 9 years.
  • One-half of the licenses allocated in each unit are available for landowner/operator preference application.
    One member of each qualifying landowner/operator household may apply every year.
  • Each elk harvested must be inspected by a Conservation Officer or designee within 24 hours after kill.
  • Each unsuccessful hunter must mail the report card to GFP within 10 days after the close of the season.