Cimpl Made Hunts is committed to the sport of hunting and also the conservationist objective it achieves. We ask that all future guests of Cimpl Made Hunts understand South Dakota's pheasant hunting rules and regulations prior to taking to the field. Please CONTACT US if you have any questions, we are always happy to help!

South Dakota Pheasant Hunting Quick Information:

  • Daily Limit: 3 rooster pheasants

  • Possession Limit: 15 rooster pheasants, taken according to the daily limit. The limit accrues at the rate of 3 birds a day, and 15 birds may not be possessed until after the fifth day of hunting

  • Shooting Hours: 12 Noon, Central Time for the first 7 days of the season; 10 a.m., Central Time, to sunset the rest of the season. Note: Cimpl Made Hunts is within the Central Time Zone
  • Future Opening Dates: The pheasant season traditionally opens on the third Saturday in October

Please CONTACT US if you need any assistance in obtaining a SD Pheasant Hunting License 


Thanks to the excellent habitat, conservation and management efforts, South Dakota is home to more than 8.5 million pheasants and is consistently the best state in the country for bird counts and harvests. In2013, hunters bagged nearly one million birds during pheasant season.