Go Outdoors SD 12+

State of South Dakota

Designed for iPad

    • 1.9 • 188 Ratings
    • Free



The SDGFP Hunt/Fish application lets users view the hunting and fishing regulations, apply for licenses to hunt and fish in South Dakota, reserve a campsite in one of the state parks, and view maps of public hunting and fishing opportunities.
The maps use GPS to show the user where they are on public land. The hunting and fishing regulations are divided into sections to make it easier to find the information the user is looking for.
This application is maintained by the State of South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks.

What’s New

Version 2023.218.0

We're delighted to announce new enhancements to our app! Now you can effortlessly delete downloaded handbooks, navigate with improved GIS maps, and enjoy an even better user experience with numerous general improvements. We've also squashed some bugs to ensure smoother interactions. Update today for a seamless outdoor adventure with SouthDakota GoOutdoors!

Ratings and Reviews

1.9 out of 5
188 Ratings

188 Ratings

ErrationrReporter ,

Not Accessible or Fully Functional

This app although good in concept does not fully work as is should. There are fields you can not use and do not display that you must answer. An example is dual verification through text message you are supposed to enter in a number but there is not a visible field to enter anything. Without the ability to use auto fill functions in that spot you cannot verify yourself. This is not the only place where this kind of thing happens. Additionally there are things that are required that are not stated to be required and they dump information as you try to submit applications. Not a well thought out and usable app as it has many bugs. You can’t copy and paste into fields and the keyboard doesn’t always appear so have fun trying to use it

Developer Response ,

Hey ErrationrReporter, we’re sorry to hear that you aren't enjoying the Go Outdoors South Dakota App. We'd love to hear more about any issue you may have encountered so that we can better assist. Please give our Help Desk a call, 605-223-7660. Thank you!

-Go Outdoors Mobile Support

fostercor ,

Good concept terrible execution

Good concept terrible execution.. the idea of no longer carrying a paper license is great but unfortunately this app doesn’t display them anyways. When you click on “digital backpack” to view your licenses it takes you to a log in which fails every time. I was just on the website so I know I have the correct credentials. The error message is very generic so hard to say what the actual issue is. I’ve tried this on multiple occasion too so definitely not a matter of the site / app being down for maintenance. No updates on the App Store in over 2 years, so I’ll just confirm for anyone wondering - it’s a 1 star average for a reason.

peteylizy ,

App now worthless

Due to app issues, you can no longer download licenses.
The developer fixed the keyboard issue, but the app does not save the licenses. It requires you to log in each time. Be sure wherever you hunt or fish has cell reception or risk not being able to present your digital license.

I tested the "fixed" log in license feature, having logged in when in RC, then I traveled to the hills by horse thief lake and attempted to log in, and it would not show any information. A better way would be a password or touch Id protected app instead of the way it is currently set up. The way it is, I don't trust it with my license. If I get stopped by a game warden, they won't accept a faulty app.

Developer Response ,

We do require you to log in each time as it does contain personal identifiable information on the license. If you are somewhere without service on your cell phone it will provide you with the same information that was provided to you the previous time you logged in. Therefore, we encourage users to log in anytime they purchase a new license so it can always be up to date even without service.

App Privacy

The developer, State of South Dakota, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Location

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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