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You are looking at a preview of what’s in the South Dakota Bowhunter Ed Course. Feel free to look around, but you’ll need to register to begin progress toward getting your Online Course Completion Certificate.

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Persons under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent, guardian, or other responsible adult while they are bowhunting.

In addition to the bowhunter course certificate of completion, persons under the age of 16 also must have a HuntSAFE (Safety and Firearms Education) card or a certificate from an approved hunter education course in another state.

  • To get a HuntSAFE card, students must successfully complete the South Dakota HuntSAFE course.
  • Parents or guardians must present the HuntSAFE card or a certificate from another state’s approved hunter education course when purchasing a youth’s hunting license.