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South Dakota Residents Only

Season Dates: August 15-31

Open Area: Brookings, Brown, Clark, Codington, Day, Deuel, Hamlin, Hanson, Hutchinson, Grant, Kingsbury, Lake, Lincoln, Marshall, McCook, Miner, Minnehaha, Moody, Roberts, Spink, Turner and Union counties and Pennington county west of the Cheyenne River.

Daily Bag Limit: 15 Canada Geese

Possession Limit: None

License Requirement:

  • Annual resident Small Game or Combination license
  • AND State Migratory Bird Certification.
  • Federal stamp is not required.

Shooting Hours: 1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset

All other restrictions are the same as for the regular goose season, including nontoxic shot requirements.

Attention Canada
Goose Hunters!

Your participation can help reduce the Canada Goose population and help Sportsmen Against Hungers' campaign to feed the hungry!

Help feed the hungry with Sportsmen Against Hungers' goose donation program. Geese taken from August 16-31 and September 1-19 may be donated to these participating processors. FREE - it does not cost you to donate your geese! View Sportsmen Against Hunger website for a list of participating processors.

Antelope Island Restrictions

The Antelope Island area* south of Pierre on Lake Sharpe has the following restrictions:

  • No waterfowl decoys or hunting blinds may be left in the area between sunset and 5 a.m.
  • No waterfowl decoys may be left unattended between 5 a.m. and sunset

*The area within the water's edge from a north-south line across Lake Sharpe through the dredged channel at the east end of Hipple Lake, downstream to the north-south line across the reservoir 100 yards east of the easternmost emergent vegetation on Antelope Island.