Mentored Turkey Hunting Season
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. Other requirements are listed in the application form.
We invite and encourage you to introduce a young person to hunting and all the joys and health benefits that go with being outdoors.
NOTE: The purchase of a mentored hunt license does not affect eligibility of the parent/guardian for other deer, antelope and turkey seasons.
- Season Dates:
Mentored Spring Turkey - April 1 - May 21 Archery | April 8 - May 21 Firearm
Mentored Fall Turkey - Nov. 1, 2017 - Jan. 31, 2018