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Active Duty Military

The following persons are deemed to be residents of this state as long as they continue to meet any of the following conditions:

  • Previously had a domicile in this state and is absent due to business of the United States or of this state, is serving in the armed forces of the United States, or is the spouse of an active duty military person.
  • Active military of the United States or the spouse of a military person who is continuously stationed in this state.
  • Patient in any war veterans’ hospital within this state.
  • Employee of the veterans’ administration or any veterans’ hospital in this state.
  • Residing on restricted military reservations in this state.
  • For the purpose of acquiring resident small game and fishing licenses, any person who does not reside in SD, but who is a member of the South Dakota National Guard or of any other unit of a reserve component of the armed forces of the United States that is located in SD.

Disabled Veterans

Applicants for this license must be a resident of South Dakota and meet at least one of the following conditions:

  • has a total disability (limited to a wheelchair and permanently physically unable to walk);
  • provide a copy of a letter from the VA indicating they have received the “K” award or they receive a veteran’s allotment for a total (100 percent) disability which is deemed a service-related injury and will meet eligibility as established in state law 41-6-10.2;
  • provide a copy of a letter from the Social Security Administration indicating they are receiving a 100 percent Social Security disability and verification they have served on active duty in the armed forces or as a member of the armed forces reserve or National Guard; or
  • provide a copy of the discharge papers showing their former status as a Prisoner of War.

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