Friday, August 10, 2018

SD 2018 Pheasant Hunting Season Dates and Information

SD Key Dates

Pheasant Season -Youth Only Season Dates
Start: Oct 6, 2018
End: Oct 10, 2018

Pheasant Season - Resident Only Season Dates
Start: Oct 13, 2018
End: Oct 15, 2018

Pheasant Season - TraditionalSeason Dates
Start: Oct 20, 2018
End: Jan 6, 2019

Make sure to check with the official state DNR / Game / Hunting authorities to confirm that no changes to the seasons have taken place. 

SD DNR site

Daily Limit:

3 rooster pheasants

Possession Limit:

15 rooster pheasants, taken according to the daily limit. The limit accrues at the rate of 3 birds a day, and 15 birds may not be possessed until after the fifth day of hunting.

Open Area:

All of South Dakota except the following: Sand Lake National Wildlife Refuge in Brown County, Renziehausen Game Production Area and Game Bird Refuge in Brown and Marshall Counties, Gerken Game Bird Refuge in Faulk County and White Lake Game Bird Refuge in Marshall County are open Dec. 11, 2017 - Jan. 7, 2018.

Shooting Hours:

Noon Central Time for the first 7 days of the season; 10 a.m. Central Time, to sunset the rest of the season. Central Time is used for opening shooting hours statewide.

License Requirements:

Residents: Small Game License, any Combination License, Youth Small Game License or 1-Day Small Game License Nonresidents: Nonresident Small Game License or Nonresident Youth Small Game License (each valid for two 5-day hunting periods; start dates must be identified before license issued).