New SDGFP Outdoors mobile app available

Staff reports
Farm Forum

The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department is asking hunters, anglers, campers and all other outdoor enthusiasts to update, download and explore its new GFP Outdoors mobile app.

“The new mobile app features a digital backpack so users can customize it with favorite maps, licenses, handbooks and key dates,” said Calley Worth, GFP digital content strategist, in a news release. “The app provides the ability to view maps offline if the user is in an area with little to no cell phone service. This is one of the main features users asked for prior to developing the app. Users must download or sign into their account before heading out to the field to receive the most up-to-date information from these features. We also want residents and nonresidents to know that they can sign up for notifications regarding hunting season start and end dates and application opening and closing dates.”

GFP also issued a few reminders to go along with the new app:

• Users should allow the app to send or push notifications, and they should also opt in to allowing location access. The capability to use these features will be prompted upon opening the app. Accepting these features will allow users the ability to use the GPS and be reminded of important dates and deadlines.

• If users had the old version of the SDGFP Outdoors app on their phone, the new version will be available as an update in the App or Google Play Stores. If you haven’t opened the app in a while and your phone or mobile device is set up to update automatically, it’s likely the new version has been installed.

• If users did not previously have the app, it is available by searching GFP Outdoors in the Apple or Google Play stores.

“The mobile app is designed for Android systems 6 and up and iOS systems 10 and up,” Worth said. “Users may need to update their software if they cannot download the app or if the app will not update to the newest version.”