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Accessibile West River Firearms Deer Hunt

GFP has a special unit for the West River firearms deer season in Stanley County (Unit 358D) for individuals who use a wheelchair for mobility.

This hunt takes place on a specified weekend in November. Individuals must complete the standard West River Deer application and submit it for the drawing of licenses.

An individual who is successful in drawing a license may hunt anywhere in Stanley County as allowed by the regular West River Deer license. In addition, GFP will allow successful applicants to hunt with volunteers from established blinds in a forested area below the Oahe Dam in Oahe Downstream Recreation Area north of Ft. Pierre.

The West River deer application information is available when the application process opens in late June. The application deadline is usually in late July.

Apply for big game licenses online.


GFP License Office
20641 SD Hwy 1806
Fort Pierre, SD 57532

Oahe Downstream Recreation Area
20439 Marina Loop Road
Ft. Pierre, SD 57532

SANDS - Sportsmen Assisting Disabled Sportsmen

The SANDS program helps men, women and children with disabilities by providing a means for them to meet able-bodied outdoors men and women who volunteer their time and abilities. They work to help people with disabilities enjoy hunting and