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Rabbit & Squirrel Hunting

Squirrels are drawn to the shade of tree belts and forested ridges, while rabbits are most often found in wetlands and tree strips in close proximity to crop-bearing farmland. Often

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American Crow Hunting

American crows are located in a variety of habitats and are the "Backyard Birds of South Dakota". They are located throughout the state and gather in large roosts. They usually

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Duck Hunting

Ducks are a widely popular prey among South Dakotan hunters, with more than 15 million of them migrating through the state each year. Northeastern South Dakota is one of the

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Goose Hunting

South Dakota, along with many parts in North America, has recently seen an overpopulation of geese in the area which has made the state a great place to hunt geese.

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Swan Hunting

More specifically the “Tundra” Swan, South Dakota offers the central migration route for these birds. The state offers limited licenses which makes it a unique hunting experience. Tundra Swan Season

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Crane Hunting

Like the swan, the Sandhill Crane is offered as another hunting option on a limited basis. The cranes migrate through the South Dakota area in the spring and fall. Sandhill

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Prairie Chicken & Grouse Hunting

Located primarily in the western two-thirds and central portion of South Dakota, sharp-tailed grouse overlap with prairie chickens, which are located along the Missouri River near the central portion of

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Partridge Hunting

Gray partridge (also known as Hungarian partridge) reside throughout the entire state of South Dakota, flocking most frequently to eastern agricultural areas and brush lands along grassy, mowed pastures. The

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Quail Hunting

Quail can be tracked in the southeastern corner of South Dakota—specifically, the counties of Tripp, Yankton, Clay, Union, Bon Homme, Gregory, Lincoln, and Charles Mix. They are often combination-hunted with

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Dove Hunting

The dove population is scattered throughout the state of South Dakota, and is also fed from migratory flocks from the north. Dove hunters can find their prey most frequently perched