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 TypeFirst DayLast Day
ArcheryAug. 19, 2017Sep. 29, 2017
ArcheryOct. 16, 2017Oct. 31, 2017
FirearmsSep. 30, 2017Oct. 15, 2017

Deer

Hunt TypeFirst DayLast Day
ArcherySep. 23, 2017Dec. 31, 2017
Archery (antlerless tags)Jan. 1, 2018Jan. 15, 2018
MuzzleloaderDec. 1, 2017Dec. 31, 2017
Muzzleloader (antlerless whitetail)Jan. 1, 2018Jan. 15, 2018
Youth AntlerlessSep. 9, 2017Jan. 15, 2018
Black HillsNov. 1, 2017Nov. 30, 2017
West RiverNov. 11, 2017Nov. 26, 2017
East RiverNov. 18, 2017Dec. 3, 2017
East River (antlerless only tags)Dec. 30, 2017Jan. 7, 2018

Turkey

Hunt TypeFirst DayLast Day
FallNov. 1, 2017Jan. 31, 2018
Spring ArcheryApr. 1, 2017May. 21, 2017
Spring PrairieApr. 8, 2017May. 21, 2017
Spring Black HillsApr. 8, 2017May. 21, 2017
Custer State ParkApr. 8, 2017May. 21, 2017