Game, Fish and Parks “Hunt for Habitat” tickets available until July 19

Each year, the Hunt for Habitat continues to enhance habitat on public lands.

PIERRE, S.D. — South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks, in collaboration with private, non-profit organizations, offer an elk license raffle and bighorn sheep license auction called “Hunt for Habitat.”

The raffle licenses allow residents and non-residents the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets online without limit. Tickets are $10 for residents and $20 for non-residents, and must be purchased by July 19, 2021. Winners will be notified in the days following.

Tickets can be purchased online by clicking here.

In 2020, the Hunt for Habitat raised $392,270 – money that will fund additional grassland restorations, woody habitat improvements, and perennial plot projects in 27 game production areas across 18 counties and 6,550 acres.

Two options and four total packages are available in 2021:

Option One is any one elk, deer, or antelope tag. Three packages will be raffled off. Winners will be able to select between two years for when they wish their tag to be valid and may hunt any open season and location with the valid tag.

Option Two is a Custer State Park Trophy Buffalo tag. Only one package is available. Winners of the option two package will also be able to select between two years they wish the tag to be valid.


Anyone with additional questions can visit the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks “Frequently Asked Questions” document by clicking here.

Senate Bill 153 grants the Game, Fish and Parks Commission the ability to provide up to ten big game licenses through a raffle draw system, with all proceeds going towards habitat. 

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