Official South Dakota Bowhunter Safety Course

Take this South Dakota–approved course to complete your online Bowhunter safety education.

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Get Bowhunter certified in 3 steps.

  1. Study and pass the $30.00 course.

  2. Print your online course completion document.

  3. Get ready to go bowhunting!

Do you need South Dakota Bowhunter education?

You need bowhunter education certification if you are age 12 (or will turn 12 by Dec. 31 of current year) through age 15 and will be purchasing a big game archery license (in addition, must have a valid hunter safety certificate) or if you are a first-time big game archery licensee regardless of age, or anyone who receives an archery elk license.

South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks Requirements

You must be at least 11 years old to take this online course.

You do not have to be a resident of South Dakota to take this online course.

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What To Expect From Bowhunter Ed

Live‐Action, High‐Definition Videos

Our course videos feature a combination of professional educators (who double as professional actors), entertaining storylines, and up‐to‐date scenarios that give you one of the most effective ways to learn safe bowhunting practices.

 

Watch this 67-second sample to see how we put you in the bowhunter’s camo.

Comprehensive Instruction in South Dakota Bowhunter Safety Education

This official training program is developed to meet the standards for Bowhunter safety education established by South Dakota. Bowhunter Ed is the only safety course provider that develops print materials on behalf of government agencies responsible for Bowhunter laws and regulations.

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State-Approved Content

As a course provider approved by the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks, the Bowhunter-Ed South Dakota Course covers everything a new bowhunter may need to know in order to be safe in South Dakota while bowhunting.

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Learn Your Way on Any Device

Bowhunter Ed offers the only online Bowhunter education courses that are fully mobile-friendly from start to finish. This safety course is designed to work on your smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer.

Saved Progress

You may complete the course at your own pace. The course can be completed in one sitting or a little at a time over several days. Log in and out at any time, and we'll keep track of your progress. Most students finish the course in a few hours.

We’re people, not robots.

Our customer service team, made up of real people with real Bowhunter Ed experience, is here to provide assistance through all channels—phone, email, and chat.

8:30 a.m. to midnight CST Monday–Friday

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST Saturday & Sunday

Get help seven days a week from professionals like Bill, Diana, Heidi, Laura, Lilibeth, Liz, Marc, Nichole, and Thomas.

1-800-830-2268 toll-free

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South Dakota Approved

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South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks
20641 SD Hwy 1806
Ft. Pierre, SD 57532

Made in the U.S.A.

This safety course is proudly made in Dallas, Texas, U.S.A., and our servers and data storage facilities are located within the U.S.A.

How Do I Get My State Bowhunter License?

Bowhunter education is currently required in many states. An approved Bowhunter safety course is required to comply with the laws and regulations in those jurisdictions. Depending on your age, you may be required to have the Online Course Completion Certificate in order to legally buy a license or permit to hunt. For more information, see the South Dakota Bowhunter Laws and Regulations page.

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Need help? Here are the answers to the questions South Dakota Bowhunter students most frequently ask.

Frequently Asked Questions