PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission allocated 222 licenses for the 2018 and 2019 archery elk hunting seasons. The season will run the month of September for both years and will have 142 any elk and 80 antlerless elk licenses available.
The 2018 and 2019 Black Hills elk hunting seasons will have 425 any elk and 700 antlerless elk licenses available for both years. The 2018 and 2019 prairie elk hunting seasons will have 68 any elk and 73 antlerless elk licenses available for both years. Harding County (Unit 35A) has been added to the prairie elk hunting season.
Custer State Park any elk hunters are now allowed to firearm hunt the entire month of October with nine any elk licenses available. In addition, 60 antlerless elk licenses are available among six different units with specified season dates for the 2018 and 2019 seasons.
PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota pheasant hunting seasons have been set for the next three years.
The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission proposed no changes to the Youth, Resident Only and Traditional pheasant hunting seasons at their April meeting. Since no changes were proposed, these seasons are set for the next three years as described below.
- October 6-10, 2018
- October 5-9, 2019
- October 3-7, 2020
- October 13-15, 2018
- October 12-14, 2019
- October 10-12, 2020
- October 20, 2018 – January 6, 2019
- October 19, 2019 – January 5, 2020
- October 17, 2020 – January 3, 2021
For more information on planning your next hunt, visit https://gfp.sd.gov/pheasant/.