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Hunting Access

Possession of firearms or other dangerous weapons and ammunition is prohibited on University premises unless authorized by the University President or designee:  


SDSU research stations have limited hunting access by permission only. To obtain permission to hunt at SDSU research stations, hunters will need to contact the ranch manager at the ranch listed unless otherwise directed. Travel is limited to foot traffic only and no smoking is allowed.

SDSU Research Stations with limited hunting access include, but are not limited to:

Cottonwood Range and Livestock Field Station - Manager- David Gay 605.386.4445

Antelope Range and Livestock Research Station - One hunting party per day. Reservations taken on-line only at 

Oak Lake Field Station - Manager- Nels Troelstrup 605.688.5503

Fort Meade Facility Manager - Kristi Cammack 605.394.2236

For more information about hunting access at SDSU research stations, please visit the South Dakota Game Fish and Parks website to view the South Dakota Public Hunting Atlas. Click on the link “Public Hunting Atlas” for the Official interactive map for South Dakota’s Guide to Public Hunting. Always confirm information received from third party apps and websites with the Official Public Hunting Atlas and obtain any necessary permissions before hunting on public or private land.