Mentored Antelope Hunting Season

Season Dates: Aug. 20 - Oct 31 (See Application)
Download the Mentored Antelope application

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

A mentored hunting license is available for youth age 10 through 16. This is a separate application process from the normal antelope 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. Other requirements are listed in the application form.

The Mentored Antelope licenses are valid during the established Archery and Firearms Antelope seasons, however, firearms may NOT be used during the Archery Antelope season.

We invite and encourage you to introduce a young person to hunting and all the joys and health benefits that go with being outdoors.

Season Dates:

  • See Application for Weapon and Unit Restrictions


Any resident youth, at least 10 years of age but less than 16 years of age, that is not required to possess a hunting license as long as accompanied by a hunting mentor while in the field hunting.

  • Residents only
  • At least 10 years of age and less than 16 years of age
  • No license required for the mentored hunter
  • No hunter education class required
  • Must be accompanied by unarmed mentor