Hunting in South Dakota
Hunting in South Dakota is more than just a hobby ... it's a passion. Year-round, you can enjoy world-class hunting on nearly five million acres of public land. The most popular time to hunt in South Dakota is in the fall, but late season hunting can also be very successful and enjoyable.
The Pheasantennial: 100 Years of Tradition
In 1908, a group of farmers released a pair of Chinese Ring-necked Pheasants into a field near Redfield, in northeastern South Dakota. A century later, millions of pheasants thrive on prairies across the state. During the 2008 hunting season, South Dakota communities will be hosting special Pheasantennial celebrations, marking 100 years of tradition. Promoting conservation and preservation for future outdoor enthusiasts will be part of their message.
Pheasant hunting and other upland game, waterfowl hunting, small game and deer hunting seasons all open in the fall. During the winter months, late season deer and predator hunting are active. In the spring, hunters can participate in turkey and light goose seasons. In the off-season, prairie dog hunting and other varmint hunting are permitted on private land (with permission).
Please visit The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks website for more information - http://gfp.sd.gov/