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

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 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

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
Dad with Rooster

Making Kansas Memories

Opening day in Kansas occupies a sacred  place for me since this is the territory  where my upland obsession really took hold years ago. The bulk of the state has a dismal bird forecast like much of the rest of the Midwest this year. There are some bright spots which have been deemed the north … Read more

Brian Koch
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