Tuesday, June 11, 2024

SD 2024 Pheasant Hunting Season

Key Dates

Pheasant Season - Youth Only | 2024Season Dates
Start: Sep 28, 2024
End: Oct 6, 2024

Pheasant Season - Resident Only | 2024Season Dates
Start: Oct 12, 2024
End: Oct 14, 2024

Pheasant Season - Traditional | 2024Season Dates
Start: Oct 19, 2024
End: Jan 31, 2025


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


Hunt the Greatest in South Dakota

With rolling hills and endless prairies, South Dakota is home to the best pheasant hunting in the country.  With abundant public land hunting opportunities, pheasant hunters have access to some of the greatest spots to chase birds and work their dogs. We do not have to be the ones to tell you that pheasants and pheasant hunting are solidly engrained in the South Dakota culture - because that speaks for itself.  Whether you live here or are here for the hunt, you will never forget that South Dakota is where you hunt the greatest land, live the greatest traditions, and make the greatest memories. 

Since 1919, the tradition of pheasant hunting has brought friends and families together. Every fall, opening weekend brings unprecedented enthusiasm, excitement, and activity to cities and rural communities across the state.