South Dakota Bird Hunting

Seasons Span September 18 – January 2, 2022

Resident License Fees:

$33
1-Day $12

Non-Resident License Fees:

10-Day $121

Special Permits:

Habitat Stamp $10 resident, $25 non-resident

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

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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 16 – January 31, 2022

Limits: 3 per day, 15 possession


Sharptail Grouse

South Dakota Sharp-Tailed Grouse Season

September 18 – January 2, 2022

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


Ruffed Grouse

South Dakota Ruffed Grouse Season

September 18 – January 2, 2022

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


Prairie Chicken

South Dakota Prairie Chicken Season

September 18 – January 2, 2022

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


Hungarian Partridge

South Dakota Hungarian Partridge Season

September 18 – January 2, 2022

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


Chukar

South Dakota Chukar Season

September 18 – January 2, 2022

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 16 – January 2, 2022

Limit: 5 per day, 15 possession