SD: GFP Commission Sets Pheasant, Other Hunting Seasons

PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission has established 2012 hunting season dates, including those for pheasants.

Pheasant Season will open Oct. 20 and run through Jan. 6. Shooting hours will be noon through sunset the first week of the season, and beginning Oct. 27 will be 10 a.m. to sunset. The bag limit will be three roosters daily, with a maximum possession limit of 15.

The Youth Pheasant season will run from Oct. 6-10. The Resident-Only Pheasant season will run from Oct. 13-15.

Other hunting season dates for 2012:

· Grouse – Sept. 15 through Jan. 6

· Doves – Sept. 1 through Nov. 9

· Partridge – Sept. 15 through Jan. 6

· Quail – Oct. 20 through Jan. 6

· Sandhill Crane – Sept. 22 through Nov. 18

· Snipe – Sept. 1 through Oct. 31

· Crow – Sept. 1 through Oct. 31; and Mar. 1 through Apr. 30, 2013

· Squirrel – Sept. 1 through Feb. 28

· Cottontail Rabbit – Sept. 1 through Feb. 28

· Fall Turkey – Oct. 1 through Jan. 31

· Archery Antelope – Aug. 18 through Sept. 28 and Oct. 15-31

· Firearms Antelope – Sept. 29 through Oct. 14

· Archery Deer – Sept. 22 through Jan. 15

· Muzzleloader Deer – Dec. 1 through Jan. 15

· Youth Deer – Sept. 8 through Jan. 15

· Black Hills Deer – Nov. 1-30

· West River Deer – Nov. 10-25

· East River Deer – Nov. 17 through Dec. 2

Season dates and rules will be published in the 2012 Hunting and Trapping Handbook that will be available in early September.

Categories: News Archive

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *