Pheasant Hunting Season Starts Saturday

Pheasant Hunting Season Starts Saturday

Saturday is the official opener of pheasant hunting season in South Dakota.

While there’s no doubt the combination of severe drought and record-setting temperatures had a negative impact on pheasant production this year, field reports from around the state all point to the 2021 season being better than one might anticipate.

Yankton County Conservation Officer Don Allaway says this year’s drought will not deter any hunters…

Allaway says across the county, they are anticipating another large number of out of state hunters…

Pheasant hunting in South Dakota offers access to nearly 4.5 million acres of public land. Many private landowners will allow hunting on their property if your request permission first and to honor the privilege of hunting there.