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South Dakota Traditional 2021-22 Pheasant Season Open till Jan 31, 2022

Submitted by:  TBC Press
Posted on: 11/15/21
News # 14633
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Shooting Hours: 10 a.m. Central Time, to sunset all season. Central Time is used for opening shooting hours statewide.

License Requirements:
  • Residents: Small Game License, any Combination License, Youth Small Game License or 1-Day Small Game License. 
  • Nonresidents: Nonresident Small Game License or Nonresident Youth Small Game License (each valid for two 5-day hunting periods; start dates must be identified before license issued). Multiple licenses may be purchased to hunt more than the two 5-day periods allowed by one license.

Find everything you need to plan your 2021 pheasant hunt in our 2021 Ringneck Outlook!


South Dakota 2021-22 traditional pheasant hunting season opened Oct 16 and runs through Jan 31, 2022. 

Daily Limit: 3 rooster pheasants
Possession Limit: 15 rooster pheasants, taken according to the daily limit. The limit accrues at the rate of 3 birds a day, and 15 birds may not be possessed until after the fifth day of hunting.

Open Area:
All of South Dakota except the following: Sand Lake National Wildlife Refuge in Brown County is open Dec. 13, 2021-Jan. 31, 2022. Renziehausen Game Production Area and Game Bird Refuge in Brown and Marshall Counties, Gerken Game Bird Refuge in Faulk County and White Lake Game Bird Refuge in Marshall County are open Dec. 1, 2021 - Jan. 31, 2022.