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South Dakota Migratory Bird - Waterfowl Hunting Season Dates

South Dakota Migratory Bird - Game Bird and Waterfowl Hunting Seasons 2023-2024

Dove Hunting Seasons

  • Mourning Dove Season:
    • Start Date: September 1
    • End Date: November 9

Duck Hunting Seasons

  • Duck (Youth Only) Season:
    • Start Date: September 9
    • End Date: September 10
  • Duck (Low Plains North) Season:
    • Start Date: September 23
    • End Date: December 5
  • Duck (Low Plains Middle) Season:
    • Start Date: September 23
    • End Date: December 5
  • Duck (High Plains) Season:
    • Start Date: October 14
    • End Date: January 18
  • Duck (Low Plains South) Season:
    • Start Date: October 28
    • End Date: January 9

Pheasant Hunting Seasons

  • Pheasant (Youth Only) Season:
    • Start Date: September 30
    • End Date: October 8
    • Note: Possession limit is 3 Roosters.
  • Pheasant (Resident Only) Season:
    • Start Date: October 14
    • End Date: October 16
    • Note: Daily limit is 3 Roosters.
  • Pheasant (Traditional) Season:
    • Start Date: October 21
    • End Date: January 31
    • Note: Daily limit is 3 roosters.

Quail Hunting Seasons

  • Quail Season:
    • Start Date: October 21
    • End Date: January 7
    • Note: Statewide

Snipe Hunting Season

  • Common Snipe Season:
    • Start Date: September 1
    • End Date: October 31

Swan Hunting Seasons

  • Tundra Swan Season:
    • Start Date: September 30
    • End Date: January 12

Upland Birds Hunting Seasons

  • Gray Partridge & Chukar Season:
    • Start Date: September 16
    • End Date: January 7
    • Note: Statewide

Special Youth Waterfowl Seasons

  • SD Youth Waterfowl (Duck) Season:
    • Start Date: September 9
    • End Date: September 10
    • Note: Possession limit is twice the daily limit, similar to the normal duck season. This includes mergansers and coots.

Nonresident Waterfowl Seasons

  • Canada Goose (September Nonresident) Season:
    • Start Date: September 1
    • End Date: September 30
  • Youth Waterfowl (Nonresident) Season:
    • Start Date: September 11
    • End Date: September 12
  • Tundra Swan (Nonresident) Season:
    • Start Date: October 1
    • End Date: January 6
  • Canada Goose (Bennett County, Nonresident) Season:
    • Start Date: October 15
    • End Date: December 18
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