South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) is adjusting the time period to purchase preference points for the 2023 seasons, from Thursday, September 15 to now opening on October 4. Preference points will now be available beginning Tuesday, October 4.
The deadline to purchase preference points will be January 4. This change will still provide three months for applicants to review their profile and purchase preference points where they qualify.
GFP is adjusting the dates to purchase preference points to better align with the conclusion of the multiple deer draws. Completing the 2022 season drawings will provide the opportunity to allow individuals to best prepare for their 2023 hunting seasons and account for individuals who wish to return their 2022 firearm deer licenses, which must be postmarked by September 30.
Preference points can be purchased in Go Outdoors South Dakota and additional information can be found at https://gfp.sd.gov/preference-points/.