The South Dakota Independent Study Field Day

Important Independent Study Field Day Information

Locating and Signing Up for the Independent Study Field Day

After passing the online portion of the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks Hunting education course, you will need to locate and sign up for the required Independent Study Field Day.

Locate and sign up for the Independent Study Field Day in your area.

Important! Bring your Field Day Qualifier Voucher to the Independent Study Field Day as proof of having completed the online course.

Warning! Passing the online course does not guarantee you a spot at the Independent Study Field Day.

What to Expect at the Independent Study Field Day

This is 4–6 hours, depending on the number of students attending and will include:

  • a classroom session
  • outdoor shooting
  • blood trailing
  • demonstrations of tree stand safety
  • survival skills

Most of the classroom topics will pertain to South Dakota-specific regulations and issues that are not covered in this online course. Be sure to have proper clothing for the outdoor sessions.

After attending and passing the Independent Study Field Day portion of the Hunting education requirement, you will receive your HuntSAFE Certificate.

Get Certified Online!

Take this South Dakota–approved course to complete your online hunter safety education.

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pay only when you pass, two exam attempts

Need help? Here are the answers to the questions South Dakota Hunting students most frequently ask.

Frequently Asked Questions