East River Deer Hunting Season

Season Dates: Nov. 18 - Dec. 3, 2017
Application Deadline: September 01, 2017
Download the East River Deer application

South Dakota east of the Missouri River comprises the East River Deer area.  This is rolling farmland divided by two major river drainages, the James and the Big Sioux. Whitetails abound throughout the area, with mule deer mixed in near the central part of the state.

  • Season Dates:
    East River Deer - Nov. 18 - Dec. 3, 2017; Antlerless Only tags are valid Dec. 30, 2017 - Jan. 7, 2018