Ice fishing is a great family activity and an even better way to introduce new people to the outdoors and the joys of fishing.

If you are planning on hitting the ice this weekend, don’t forget that your 2019 South Dakota Fishing/Combination license expires on Jan. 31.

Trappers and predator hunters, you will have to renew your licenses too!

Don’t forget to sign up to auto-renew your South Dakota small game, annual fishing, combination and furbearer licenses.

Big game licenses and applications, preference points, park entrance licenses, camping reservations and nonresident small game licenses will not be eligible for auto-renewal.

License buyers can opt in to the auto-renewal through their license profile page on It’s as simple as clicking the auto-renew box when you purchase your new license. On Dec. 15 of each year, starting in 2020, your licenses will renew for the following year and your card on file will be charged.

Customers have the option to opt out of the auto-renewal at any time.