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Official South Dakota
Hunter Safety Course

ilearntohunt.com is a delegated provider for the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks.

South Dakota safety education card

You need hunter education to purchase a hunting license in the state of South Dakota if you are under the age of 16 years old.

This course is approved by IHEA-USA and the state of South Dakota.

Get South Dakota Hunter Certified in 3 Steps

Pass the $49.95 Interactive Course

Learn and test your hunting knowledge while you venture through this fun, interactive hunter safety course.


Complete the Independent Study Field Day

You are required to attend the South Dakota Independent Study Field Day to complete your hunting safety certification.


Complete the Independent Study Field Day

Once you have your HuntSAFE Certificate, sign up for the South Dakota Independent Study Field Day to complete your hunting safety certification.


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Start your Interactive Hunter Safety Course now and get your hunter education card today.

Why Take This Course?

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South Dakota–Approved hunter education
No minimum time requirements
Complete the course in under 3 hours
Real-life situations
Role-playing simulations
Final exam

Take your Hunter Safety Course with you!
Download the app!

Developed to support students, this app is the mobile component to the web-based course. Learn on the go and start earning your South Dakota Hunter Education Certificate wherever you are!

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The Only Interactive Hunter Safety Course Approved by IHEA-USA and the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks

This interactive course was developed in accordance with the standards set forth by IHEA-USA and meets the requirements of the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks.

Official course provider approved by:

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

HuntSAFE Certificate

The Hunter Education Card

The Hunter Education Card is proof that you have successfully completed the online component of the state-mandated hunter education requirements.

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Start your Interactive Hunter Safety Course now and get your hunter education card today.

The Only Interactive Hunting Course


South Dakota-Approved Hunter Safety Education

Our interactive hunter safety course satisfies the online component of your hunter education requirements established by IHEA-USA and the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks.

No Minimum Time Requirements

Students complete our interactive courses faster than our traditional courses. Why? There are no timers—ever!

Complete Your Hunter Education Quicker

Instruction that engages the brain using both words and images has been shown to significantly increase student retention and comprehension. When you combine interactive learning with no time requirements, it's easy to see why students are choosing this course!

Real-Life Situations

Make choices for your character that will earn you awards and allow you to move through levels by applying what you’ve learned about hunter safety throughout the challenges.

Role-Playing Simulations

We made sure to include plenty of realistic simulations to keep you engaged along the way. Earn achievement badges as you master trip planning, emergency preparation, and safety operations. Crack all the levels, and you will be awarded your Hunter Education Certificate.


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South Dakota Hunting Laws and Regulations

Who is required to complete hunter education in South Dakota?

According to South Dakota law, Persons under 16 years old must complete hunter education.

Is completion of the South Dakota state agency-approved course required to buy a license?

Yes, South Dakota requires that hunters under the age of 16, must first complete a course approved by the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks and IHEA-USA before a license will be issued.

Reciprocity

All U.S. states, provinces, and other countries that have mandatory hunter education requirements will accept the South Dakota HuntSAFE Certificate. Likewise, South Dakota will accept Hunter Education certifications that are issued by other jurisdictions that meet official IHEA-USA requirements. (This is known as "reciprocity.")

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Frequently Asked South Dakota Hunting Questions

Price and Payment

How much does the South Dakota ilearntohunt Course cost?

The South Dakota ilearntohunt Course fee is $49.95.

Taking the Course

Do you need South Dakota hunter education?

You need education if you are under 16 years old.

What is the minimum age to take this online course?

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

Do I have to be a resident to take the South Dakota ilearntohunt Course?

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

Course Approval and Acceptance

Is the South Dakota ilearntohunt Course approved by the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks?

The South Dakota ilearntohunt Course is approved and accepted by the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks.

Is my South Dakota HuntSAFE Certificate accepted elsewhere?

All U.S. states, provinces, and other countries that have mandatory hunter education requirements will accept the South Dakota HuntSAFE Certificate. Likewise, South Dakota will accept Hunter Education certifications that are issued by other jurisdictions that meet official IHEA-USA requirements. (This is known as “reciprocity.”)

Quizzes and/or Exams

Do I have to take an online exam?

The Hunter Certification Exam is the exam you take at the end of the online course. You must score at least 80% on the Hunter Certification Exam to pass. You have 2 attempts to pass the Hunter Certification Exam. If you do not pass the exam in the 2 attempts given, you will be required to repeat the entire course. If you don’t complete the exam in one session, don’t worry. When you log in later, you will be taken to the first unanswered question of the exam.

About Your Certification

What is the proof of online South Dakota ilearntohunt Course completion?

Once you pass and pay for the online course, you will be able to immediately print your proof of online completion and/or request that a PDF be emailed to you.

If you are under 16 years of age, you will need to bring this document with you to your Independent Study Field Day.

What is the permanent South Dakota HuntSAFE Certificate?

The HuntSAFE Certificate is proof that you have successfully completed all the education requirements. This certificate is your permanent certificate and allows you to legally purchase a hunting license or permit where required.

Replacement of Lost or Damaged Documents

How do I replace my HuntSAFE Certificate if I’ve lost it or it has been damaged?

To replace a lost, destroyed, or damaged HuntSAFE Certificate, go to https://gfpga.sd.gov/outdoor-learning/hunter-education/Search.aspx.

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Start your Interactive Hunter Safety Course now and get your hunter education card today.

Customer Service

Your ilearntohunt course comes with a dedicated customer service team made up of real people, not robots. We’re here to provide assistance to you through all channels—phone, email, and chat.

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