Pheasant chests

Pheasant Season FAQs

What’s a Habitat Stamp? Where can I get a license? Can someone without a gun walk with? The pheasant hunting experts at South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks have answers to all your questions, even the ones you didn’t know you have.

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What is the current outlook for this year's hunting?

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How do I obtain a South Dakota hunting license?

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What is the minimum age to hunt or purchase a hunting license?

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Why do I need to sign up for a new account? I've been buying my license for years.

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Do I need to carry my physical license in the field?

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What is a Habitat Stamp and why do I need one?

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How do the two 5-day hunting periods work for non-residents?

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Can non-residents participate in youth hunts?

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How can I connect with a landowner about hunting on private land?

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Where can I find places for game processing?

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If I do not plan on hunting, but wish to accompany others while they hunt, is this allowed?

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Am I required to wear hunter orange when on a hunt?

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Where is the best place to hunt if I've never hunted in South Dakota before?

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Do I need to hire a guide to hunt or are there good public land opportunities?

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Is South Dakota mostly wild birds or are there pen-raised birds as well?

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What else can I do while I'm hunting in South Dakota?

Public Hunting Resources
Maps & Resources

Find a variety of maps, downloads, and planning information on the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks website. 

Public Hunting Maps
SD GFP Mobile App

Carry your license in your pocket. Type "SD GFP Outdoors" into the App Store. 

Planning Tools

Planning Tools

Whether you’re looking for a guided lodge experience or a public land adventure, we’ve got the resources to get you started.

What should you expect on a South Dakota Outdoor Adventure? See for yourself at #SDinthefield