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Hunting Information

License Information

License Information

Purchase your online license here - http://gfp.sd.gov/licenses/general-hunt-fish/license-list.aspx

  • Pheasant hunting on 9,000 acres » Oct. 20 thru Jan. 5, 2019 - $129
  • Youth Small Game - $10
  • (Small Game License valid for two 5-day periods)
  • Waterfowl (unit# NRW-00B) » Valid for 10 days - $110

A South Dakota nonresident waterfowl license is required for a nonresident to hunt migratory waterfowl in South Dakota. Fall licenses are limited in number and distributed by lottery drawing.  Thus, one must submit an application with payment either by paper or online, on or before the indicated deadline. All nonresidents must complete the Migratory Bird Certification questions on the application. The license that is issued includes the Migratory Bird Certification privileges.

Youth License $ 29
Non resident youth ages 12-15 required to show copy of hunters safety card or current hunting license from any state. Youth and small game licenses available on site.

Ammunition
Pheasant and other Upland Birds »
We recommend five shot throughout season. Five shot light magnum works best in November and December. Shells available on site.

Waterfowl »
NONTOXIC SHOT - Hunters may not use or possess lead shot when hunting waterfowl. Steel, bismuth-tin, tungsten-iron, tungsten-polymer, tungsten-matrix and tin are approved nontoxic.

Daily Bag Limits
Pheasant »
Daily limit is 3 roosters. Possession limit is 15 roosters, taken according to daily bag limits. Limit accrues at the rate of three roosters a day, and 15 roosters may not be possessed until after 5th day.

Prairie Chicken and Grouse »
Daily limit is combination of 3. Possession limit is 15 (any combination), taken according to daily limit.

Waterfowl »
Daily limit is 6 ducks. Bag may contain no more than 5 mallards (of which no more than 2 may be hens) 3 scaup, 2 redheads, 2 wood ducks, or 1 pintail.