Hunting Seasons

Hunting Season is always a special time of the year. Whether you are planning on waiting patiently in a deer stand to bag that trophy buck or sitting knee deep in the marsh hoping to bag a band. Being able to take advantage of all the hunting seasons is why The Waterfowl Hunter has put together the hunting dates for South Dakota.

These dates serve as a general guide for more specific hunting visit South Dakota Game and Fish.

Antelope

Hunt Type First Day Last Day
Archery Aug. 19, 2017 Sep. 29, 2017
Archery Oct. 16, 2017 Oct. 31, 2017
Firearms Sep. 30, 2017 Oct. 15, 2017

Deer

Hunt Type First Day Last Day
Archery Sep. 23, 2017 Dec. 31, 2017
Archery (antlerless tags) Jan. 1, 2018 Jan. 15, 2018
Muzzleloader Dec. 1, 2017 Dec. 31, 2017
Muzzleloader (antlerless whitetail) Jan. 1, 2018 Jan. 15, 2018
Youth Antlerless Sep. 9, 2017 Jan. 15, 2018
Black Hills Nov. 1, 2017 Nov. 30, 2017
West River Nov. 11, 2017 Nov. 26, 2017
East River Nov. 18, 2017 Dec. 3, 2017
East River (antlerless only tags) Dec. 30, 2017 Jan. 7, 2018

Turkey

Hunt Type First Day Last Day
Fall Nov. 1, 2017 Jan. 31, 2018
Spring Archery Apr. 1, 2017 May. 21, 2017
Spring Prairie Apr. 8, 2017 May. 21, 2017
Spring Black Hills Apr. 8, 2017 May. 21, 2017
Custer State Park Apr. 8, 2017 May. 21, 2017