South Dakota Game Fish & Parks
South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department has its own Wildlife Damage Specialists and Extension Trappers.
GFP employs 19 Extension Trappers in its Animal Damage Control Program. Some of the extension trapper's time is spent conducting educational programs on sport trapping as a form of recreation and its importance in management of furbearers. These programs cover the life history of furbearers, the art of trapping, demonstrations, and displays. Programs can be given in classrooms, meeting halls, summer camps, or any other group meeting place. To contact your local GFP Extension Trapper, call your local GFP office for assistance.
Resident Furbearer License: $27
Nonresident Furbearer License: $250
Chapter 41-8, Hunting and Trapping Seasons and Methods
Chapter 41-6, Game and Fish Licenses and Permits – see 41-6-23 for Fur-bearing animal hunting and trapping license--Privileges--Activities for which license not required--Violation as misdemeanor.
41:09:17:01. Permit to kill a non-game bird doing damage.
Article 41:08, Furbearer Seasons And Methods
Chapter 41:08:02, Trapping Prohibitions
A license to take fur-bearing animals is not required for residents to hunt raccoon, skunk, badger, jackrabbit, fox, and coyote with firearms. A license to take fur-bearing animals is not required for residents to trap raccoon, skunk, badger, jackrabbit, fox, and coyote between April first and August thirty-first.
Class Title: Wildlife Damage Specialist
South Dakota Extension Trapper Program
South Dakota Canada Goose Management Plan
South Dakota Nonresident Furbearer License Application
Tags – Each setline, hoop net or trap must be marked with a metal tag furnished with the license.