Duck Hunting Season

Season Dates: Pending

Daily Limit:

Duck: 6 and comprised of no more than:

  • 5 Mallards, which may include no more than 2 hens
  • 3 Scaup
  • 3 Wood Ducks
  • 2 Redheads
  • 2 Pintail
  • 1 Canvasback
  • 2 BONUS blue-winged teal (first 16 days of season only) (Low Plains North & Middle Zones: Sept. 27-Oct. 12 High Plains and Low Plains South Zones: Oct. 11-26)

Mergansers: 5 (including no more than 2 hooded merganser)

Coots: 15

Possession Limit: Twice the daily limit for all species (not to exceed 12 ducks)
Shooting Hours: One-half hour before sunrise to sunset

Duck hunting seasons are set in early August after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has issued South Dakota federally mandated guidelines for the hunting seasons.