South Dakota Bird Hunting

Seasons Span September 15 –
January 6, 2019

South Dakota Bird Hunting

Resident License Fees:
$33
1-Day $12

Non-Resident License Fees:
10-Day $121

Purchase License Online

Visit State DNR Website

*prior to hunting, always verify all local rules and regulations with the appropriate state agencies because these laws are continually changing and are often area specific
 

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State Drought Monitor – Upland hunting conditions are often highly dependent upon moisture for both habitat production and bird survival.

Ring-Necked Pheasant

South Dakota Ring-Necked Pheasant Season

October 20 – January 6, 2019

Limits: 3 per day, 15 possession

Sharptail Grouse

South Dakota Sharp-Tailed Grouse Season

September 15 – January 6, 2019

Limits: 3 per day, 15 possession in aggregate with Ruffed and Prairie Chicken

Ruffed Grouse

South Dakota Ruffed Grouse Season

September 15 – January 6, 2019

Limits: 3 per day, 15 possession in aggregate with Sharptail and Prairie Chicken

Prairie Chicken

South Dakota Prairie Chicken Season

September 15 – January 6, 2019

Limits: 3 per day, 15 possession in aggregate with Sharptail and Ruffed

Hungarian Partridge

South Dakota Hungarian Partridge Season

September 15 – January 6, 2019

Limits: 5 per day, 15 possession in aggregate with Chukar

Chukar

South Dakota Chukar Season

September 15 – January 6, 2019

Limits: 5 per day, 15 possession in aggregate with Huns

Sage Grouse

South Dakota Sage Grouse Season

Season Closed 2018

40 Resident Hunting Permits

Limit: 1 per season

Bobwhite Quail

South Dakota Bobwhite Quail Season

October 20 – January 6, 2019

Limit: 5 per day, 15 possession

Upland Bird Conservation Quail

Why America’s Hidden Birds Count

The release of the latest State of the Birds Report confirms Americans are faced with the loss of some of our most iconic game birds. The report, first produced in 2009, called attention to the dire need for conservation action, but seven years later, the number of resident game birds continues to decline and has … Read more

Setter and Hunter

Highlights From the 2012 Bird Hunting Season

It seems like eons ago when we were climbing to 12,000 feet in the Ruby Mountains in pursuit of Snowcock. But it was just a short six months since we set off to start the 2012 bird hunting season. Now that wild bird hunting in the lower 48 has ended I sit here reflecting on … Read more