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resident bennett county canada goose unit

Season Information

This is a resident-only opportunity for hunting Canada geese in Bennett county during the season dates below with a special permit only.

Season Dates: Oct. 18 - Dec. 21

  • License Eligibility: SD residents only.
  • Individual License Quota: Applicants may have a maximum of 5 licenses. See Application Deadline rules on application for more information.
  • Daily Limit: 3 geese

Youth Waterfowl

Besides the opportunity to introduce young people to waterfowl hunting during the regular seasons, a weekend is set aside for youth hunting. Also, adults may take youth as young as 10 years hunting through the Mentored Hunt program.

Nontoxic Shot

Approved nontoxic shot includes steel shot, bismuth-tin, tungsten-polymer, tungsten-matrix, and any combination of tungsten-iron-nickel-tin-copper-bismuth. Coated lead shot does not qualify as nontoxic shot. Tom Roster's Nontoxic Shot Lethality Table © 2012

Antelope Island Restrictions

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

*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.