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 5.0.0

First Go Outdoors SD Release!!

Ratings and Reviews

1.8 out of 5
90 Ratings

90 Ratings

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.

disappointedsdhntr ,

Now, it’s a useless app

Prior to 2018, you could actually use this app in the field. You could pinpoint your location in relation to public areas on the hunting atlas. You could navigate around the map by simply sliding the map around your phone. It would quickly reload and show public hunting areas in that section you just navigated to. NOW you can not navigate around the area. Try swiping to another area and it returns to your previous location, slow to load if it will load at all and that is on WiFi. Don’t even try to find other public areas while on cellular data. Please bring back the previous version!

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


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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