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South Dakota Bird Hunting

Seasons Span September 16 – 
January 7, 2018

South Dakota Bird Hunting

 

Resident License Fees:
$33
1-Day $12

Non-Resident License Fees:
10-Day $121

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*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 21 – January 7, 2018

Limits: 3 per day, 15 possession

Sharptail Grouse

South Dakota Sharp-Tailed Grouse Season

September 16 – January 7, 2018

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

Ruffed Grouse

South Dakota Ruffed Grouse Season

September 16 – January 7, 2018

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

Prairie Chicken

South Dakota Prairie Chicken Season

September 16 – January 7, 2018

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

Hungarian Partridge

South Dakota Hungarian Partridge Season

September 16 – January 7, 2018

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

Chukar

South Dakota Chukar Season

September 16 – January 7, 2018

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

Sage Grouse

South Dakota Sage Grouse Season

40 Resident Hunting Permits

Limit: 1 per season

Bobwhite Quail

South Dakota Bobwhite Quail Season

October 21 – January 7, 2018

Limit: 5 per day, 15 possession

Winter Bird Hunting

Hunting the Polar Vortex

The first half of the 2014 Upland Season is over and it’s been a whirlwind of travel all across the country. But this last trip to South Dakota hunting in brutally cold conditions was a great reminder that some of the best memories afield come from facing adversity and overcoming.

Brian Koch
Public Land Ptarmigan

To the Edge with Friends and Dogs

We all have limits. But that edge is never static. It’s a river that rages perilously close or meanders docile and aimless in the distance. Most people are perfectly comfortable keeping a healthy distance—there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. But there is something about that torrent that is captivating and revealing. What we see … Read more

Brian Koch
South Dakota Hunting

South Dakota’s Ringed Circus (part 1)

It may not be the greatest show on Earth, but for those in pursuit of the  Chinese Rooster it’s not far from it. I rolled into the Black Hills of western Dakota a week before the trumpeted pheasant opener in order to get some spring back in the legs and give Wyatt, my black lab … Read more

Brian Koch