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.
Ratings and Reviews
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.
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!
Getting Better, still needs work
Licenses are now working. Mapping is okay, needs some work. Transparency of the hunting areas is an issue. Areas are marked with a color overlay, but it’s opaque so you cant see the terrain features and roads of the actual hunting areas. Also they got rid of the topographic map, that was the best feature because it showed actual terrain features with contour lines. Satellite imagery is nice but once again you can’t see it in the actual hunting areas do to color overlay.
- State of South Dakota
- 225.2 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
- Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
- Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
- © South Dakota Game, Fish, and Parks
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.