Dakota Wild Bird Hunts

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Season Dates

Upland Game/Waterfowl

Ducks:

Sept. 29 - Dec. 11 2018

6 per day*, 3 times the daily limit for each species

Light Geese:

Sept. 1 - Dec. 16 2018

50 per day, unlimited possession limit

Dark Geese (Canadian):

Sept. 1 - Dec. 16 2018

8 per day - Sept. 2 - Dec. 16 2018, posession limit is three times the daily limit

Pheasant:

(View 2018 Outlook)
(View 2018 Report)

Oct. 20 - Jan. 6 2019

3 per day, 15 possession (only after the fifth day of hunting)

Sharp-Tailed Grouse & Prairie Chicken

(View 2018 Forecast)
(View 2018 Survey)

Sept. 15 - Jan. 6 2019

3 per day, 15 possession

Includes ruffed grouse

Sandhill Crane

Sept. 22 - Nov. 18 2018

3 per day, 9 possession

Big Game

Turkey

Black Hills (Spring)

TBD

Antelope

Archery (1st season)

Aug. 18 - Sept. 28, 2018

Archery (2nd season)

Oct. 15 - Oct. 31, 2018

Firearms

Sept. 29 - Oct. 14, 2018

Deer

Archery

Sept. 1 - Jan 1 2019

Archery (antlerless)

Dec. 8 - Dec. 16 2018

Firearms (East River)

Nov. 17 - Dec. 2 2018

East River Special Buck

Nov. 17 - Dec. 2 2018

All above dates are relative to where our business is located with the exception of Black Hills turkey seasons

Waterfowl seasons are set in August

* Any combination of no more than: 5 Mallards (including no more than 2 hens), 3 Scaup, 3 Wood Ducks, 2 Redheads, 2 Pintail, 2 Canvasbacks

2 bonus blue-winged teal (first 16 days of season only)

Merganser limit of 5 (including no more than 2 hooded merganser)

Coots limit of 15

Licencing

For licensing information call the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks at (605) 773-3393 or view current hunting regulations online. All hunters must have a valid South Dakota hunting license.