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GFP Commission Removes Age Restriction for Mentored Hunters





PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission removed the minimum age restriction in administrative rule to match state law for the mentor deer, antelope and turkey seasons; currently set at age 10.

The 2018 South Dakota Legislature passed a bill removing the minimum age under the mentor hunter regulations. This action aligns department rules with the legislative action. Any youth, less than 16 years of age, are eligible for their resident parent or guardian to purchase no more than one mentored antlerless deer license, one doe-fawn antelope license, one fall any turkey license and one spring male turkey license for a designated mentored youth.

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