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Tundra Swan hunting

Tundra Swan are another migratory visitor through South Dakota. The birds travel through the state in late October to mid November. Decoys are a common hunting method. Studying flight routes will help with success, as the birds often follow the same flights from water to fields and back.

  • Season Dates:
    Tundra Swan- Oct. 4 - Dec. 21


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