Applicants must be a resident of South Dakota and meet at least one of the following conditions
*A copy of a letter from the VA indicating they have received the K Award or they receive a veterans allotment for a 40% or greater disability which is deemed a service-connected injury and will meet eligibility as established in state law SDCL 41-6-10.2, OR,
*A copy of a benefit verification letter from the Social Security Administration indicating that they are receiving Social Security disability and verification that they have served on active duty in the armed forces or as a member of the armed forces reserve or national guard. The social security letter can be obtained online by creating an account at http://www.ssa.gov/myaccount/ OR,
*A copy of the discharge papers verifying the Prisoner of War status.
If the veteran does not have the verification papers in his or her possession, contact the South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs for assistance (https://vetaffairs.sd.gov) or the Veterans Benefits Administration in Sioux Falls and have them mailed. If the veteran has received a prior reduced fee license and papers as described above have been submitted, there is no need to submit them again unless there has been a status change.
Application and verification papers, along with the $10.00 fee, must be submitted to: South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks, ATTN: Disability License, 20641 SD Hwy 1806, Ft. Pierre, SD 57532. To complete the application visit https://gfp.sd.gov/disabled-hunter/ . Upon completion of this form and verification of eligibility, South Dakota residents will receive a Reduced Fee Hunting & Fishing License. This license (card) will be a replacement for the resident small game license and resident fishing license. The license is valid for a four-year period.