SD Key Dates
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
|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 - Traditional||Season Dates|
Start: Oct 20, 2018
End: Jan 6, 2019
3 rooster pheasants
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.
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.
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.
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).