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South Dakota Bird Hunting

Seasons Span September 17 – 
January 1, 2017

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
Ring-Necked Pheasant

South Dakota Ring-Necked Pheasant Season

October 15 – January 1, 2017

Limits: 3 per day, 15 possession

Sharptail Grouse

South Dakota Sharp-Tailed Grouse Season

September 17 – January 1, 2017

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

Ruffed Grouse

South Dakota Ruffed Grouse Season

September 17 – January 1, 2017

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

Prairie Chicken

South Dakota Prairie Chicken Season

September 17 – January 1, 2017

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

Hungarian Partridge

South Dakota Hungarian Partridge Season

September 19 – January 1, 2017

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

Chukar

South Dakota Chukar Season

September 19 – January 1, 2017

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

Sage Grouse

South Dakota Sage Grouse Season

Season Closed in 2015

Bobwhite Quail

South Dakota Bobwhite Quail Season

October 15 – January 1, 2017

Limit: 5 per day, 15 possession

Lab with Ptarmigan

Whitetailed Demons

Something is wrong with me. Any other sane bird hunter would have packed up and moved to the interior where the bird numbers and density are greater. But I’m entrenched in the Kenai and I can’t get away from it. I’ve shot a Whitetailed Ptarmigan already. I’ve seen where they live. I know their confounding … Read more

Brian Koch
Elkhorn Ranch North Dakota

Hunting in the Shadow of Roosevelt

When I hunt in North Dakota, my thoughts often drift to Teddy Roosevelt’s days at Elkhorn Ranch — He named his Dakota home for a pair of locked elk skulls he found at the site. Today, centrally located within the million acres of the Little Missouri National Grasslands, Elkhorn is a great place to visit … Read more

Brian Koch
Bird Hunting Buddies

Upland with Friends

It’s easy for me to get caught up in this solo pursuit. The rhythm of walking to the horizon with shotgun in hand appeals to my obsessive nature. Shut out the world and follow the dogs. Simple. Quiet. Rewarding. But decades ago I came to be a bird hunter because of friends sharing their experience … Read more

Brian Koch