South Dakota Hunting Seasons

See our comprehensive list of hunting seasons for animals of all types and all areas of South Dakota. We’ve made it easier than ever to find the dates you can hunt, length of the season, what type of hunting is allowed and other important details. Plus, check out hunting resources and direct links to South Dakota state resources.

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South Dakota State Hunting Season 2022 - 2023

The purpose of the information provided is to outline the legal hunting seasons in South Dakota for a variety of animals, including antelope, bighorn sheep, deer, elk, mountain goat, mountain lion, mourning dove, partridge, grouse, quail, ruffed grouse, goose, and more. The dates listed indicate when the respective hunting season begins and ends.

Interactive South Dakota Hunting Season Discovery

Use the forms below to filter by game, type of hunting, time of year, bag / tag limits and much more. We’ve gone through the state of South Dakota Hunting Seasons’s hunting season data and simplified it so you can easily find what you’re looking for. Please note, that information realated South Dakota state hunting is subject to change so be sure to check the state resources linked below the table before heading out to hunt.

South Dakota Hunting Seasons & Requirements

For the most accurate information on South Dakota Hunting Seasons, along with the state’s requirements for tag and bag limits, it’s a good idea to check with the South Dakota DNR.  We’ve provided their contact information below, along with links to helpful resources, including licensing.

South Dakota DNR

20641 SD Highway 1806
Fort Pierre, SD 57532

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