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South Dakota

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South Dakota
License Type Resident Prices Non-Resident Prices
1-Day $8.00 $16.00
Annual $28.00 $67.00 (same price for family fishing)
Archery and Spear Fishing $5.00 N/A
Setline $5.00 N/A

South Dakota allows for a wide variety of fishing types, including spear and bow fishing for residents. The many varieties of fish, and State angling supports, make South Dakota an attractive place to go fishing for anglers of all levels.

South Dakota provides comprehensive maps of most of the things anglers will want to take into consideration. Their interactive fishing maps provide an idea of where the fish can be found, what types of fish live in which bodies of water, and much more.

They also release regular invasive species reports. That means that anglers can educate themselves to be an asset for the state's fish management. Learning to identify invasive species, and the proper protocols for dealing with and reporting them makes anglers a key tool in conservation for future generations.

Residents and non-residents under the age of 16 are not required to carry a valid fishing license in South Dakota.

Individuals with disabilities, seniors, and veteran / active service members may qualify for discounted rates on fishing licenses in South Dakota.

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