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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

Lab in a Watering Hole

Getting to Know the Rubys a Foot at a Time

Going from barely above sea level to over 8,000 feet in the span of a few days is challenging. So I’ve elected to start this hunt just focusing on the next step.  Sure I’m here to bird hunt. But right now we just have to get  legs and lungs acclimated to this new environment. I … Read more

Brian Koch
Bird Hunting Locations

Center of the Bird Hunting Universe

In our free time we tend to think in terms of upland birds, and this leads us down many paths, most of which are somewhat insane hence we don’t share. But, sometimes it’s just too good to ignore. This is one of those times, so follow along. The Breeding Bird Survey is a government collaboration … Read more

Brian Koch
Dogs on Water Break

On the Road Again

Driving endless hours. It’s the not-so-glamourous part of this upland hunting pursuit. Thankfully the days afield tend to erase the days of pavement. The two longest drives of the year are always the first and last of the season. The anticipation of getting underway and the dread of completion make the toughest slogs. The 4,200 … Read more

Brian Koch