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2017-2018 South Dakota Hunting Seasons

A tradition for many families, hunting is an exciting escape into nature. Your reward of patiently waiting in a tree stand or hunting blind is the satisfaction of taking responsibility for your own food, or finally bagging that trophy buck. Discount Ramps has all the hunting dates for South Dakota, and the necessary hunting equipment to ensure a successful year.

This is a general guide to season dates. Dates are subject to change. For more information, visit the South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks website.

Antelope

Hunt Type First Day Last Day
Archery Aug. 19, 2017 Sep. 29, 2017
Archery Oct. 16, 2017 Oct. 31, 2017
Firearms Sep. 30, 2017 Oct. 15, 2017

Deer

Hunt Type First Day Last Day
Archery Sep. 23, 2017 Dec. 31, 2017
Archery (antlerless tags) Jan. 1, 2018 Jan. 15, 2018
Muzzleloader Dec. 1, 2017 Dec. 31, 2017
Muzzleloader (antlerless whitetail) Jan. 1, 2018 Jan. 15, 2018
Youth Antlerless Sep. 9, 2017 Jan. 15, 2018
Black Hills Nov. 1, 2017 Nov. 30, 2017
West River Nov. 11, 2017 Nov. 26, 2017
East River Nov. 18, 2017 Dec. 3, 2017
East River (antlerless only tags) Dec. 30, 2017 Jan. 7, 2018

Turkey

Hunt Type First Day Last Day
Fall Nov. 1, 2017 Jan. 31, 2018
Spring Archery Apr. 1, 2017 May. 21, 2017
Spring Prairie Apr. 8, 2017 May. 21, 2017
Spring Black Hills Apr. 8, 2017 May. 21, 2017
Custer State Park Apr. 8, 2017 May. 21, 2017

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