Key Dates

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Antelope Season - Archery (Season closed during firearms season) Season Dates
Start:  Aug 20, 2022
End: Oct 31, 2022
Online Application Dates
Start:  Jul 12, 2022
End: Oct 31, 2022
Quail Season Season Dates
Start:  Oct 15, 2022
End: Jan 1, 2023
Grouse Season Season Dates
Start:  Sep 17, 2022
End: Jan 1, 2023
Partridge Season Season Dates
Start:  Sep 17, 2022
End: Jan 1, 2023
Pheasant Season - Traditional Season Dates
Start:  Oct 15, 2022
End: Jan 31, 2023
Pheasant Season -Youth Only Season Dates
Start:  Sep 24, 2022
End: Oct 2, 2022
Pheasant Season - Resident Only Season Dates
Start:  Oct 8, 2022
End: Oct 10, 2022
Cottontail Rabbit Season Season Dates
Start:  Sep 1, 2022
End: Feb 28, 2023
Tree Squirrel Season Season Dates
Start:  Sep 1, 2022
End: Feb 28, 2023
Crow Season Season Dates
Start:  Sep 1, 2022
End: Oct 31, 2022
Crow Season - second season | 2023 Season Dates
Start:  Mar 1, 2023
End: Apr 30, 2023
Common Snipe Season Season Dates
Start:  Sep 1, 2022
End: Oct 31, 2022
Mourning Dove Season Season Dates
Start:  Sep 1, 2022
End: Nov 9, 2022
Duck Season - Youth Only | 2022 Season Dates
Start:  Sep 10, 2022
End: Sep 11, 2022
Duck Season - Low Plains North | 2022 Season Dates
Start:  Sep 24, 2022
End: Dec 6, 2022
Duck Season - Low Plains Middle | 2022 Season Dates
Start:  Sep 24, 2022
End: Dec 6, 2022
Duck Season - Low Plains South | 2022 Season Dates
Start:  Oct 22, 2022
End: Jan 3, 2023
Duck Hunting - High Plains | 2022 Season Dates
Start:  Oct 8, 2022
End: Jan 12, 2023
Canada Goose - Unit 1 Season Dates
Start:  Sep 1, 2022
End: Dec 16, 2022
Canada Goose - Unit 2 Season Dates
Start:  Oct 31, 2022
End: Feb 12, 2023
Canada Goose - Bennett County Season Dates
Start:  Oct 15, 2022
End: Dec 18, 2022
Online Application Dates
Start:  Jun 16, 2022
End: Jul 14, 2022
Light Goose Season Season Dates
Start:  Sep 24, 2022
End: Jan 6, 2023
White-fronted Goose Season Season Dates
Start:  Sep 24, 2022
End: Dec 6, 2022
Sandhill Crane Season Season Dates
Start:  Sep 24, 2022
End: Nov 20, 2022
Tundra Swan Season Season Dates
Start:  Oct 1, 2022
End: Jan 6, 2023
Online Application Dates
Start:  Aug 1, 2022
End: Aug 17, 2022
Turkey Season - Fall Season Dates
Start:  Nov 1, 2022
End: Jan 31, 2023
Online Application Dates
Start:  Aug 10, 2022
End: Sep 9, 2022
Mountain Lion Season - Custer State Park Access Permit See application for all season dates.
Start:  Dec 26, 2022
End: Apr 30, 2023
Online Application Dates
Start:  Nov 9, 2022
End: Dec 25, 2023
Mountain Lion Season - Statewide 2023 Season Dates
Start:  Dec 26, 2022
End: Dec 25, 2023
Online Application Dates
Start:  Nov 9, 2022
End: Dec 25, 2023
Deer Season - Archery Season Dates
Start:  Sep 1, 2022
End: Jan 1, 2023
Deer Season - Muzzleloader Season Dates
Start:  Dec 1, 2022
End: Jan 1, 2023
Online Application Dates
Start:  May 25, 2022
End: Jun 17, 2022
Deer Season - Apprentice and Mentored Season Dates
Start:  Sep 10, 2022
End: Jan 1, 2023
Deer Season - Black Hills Season Dates
Start:  Nov 1, 2022
End: Nov 30, 2022
Online Application Dates
Start:  May 25, 2022
End: Jun 17, 2022
Deer Season - West River Season Dates
Start:  Nov 12, 2022
End: Nov 27, 2022
Online Application Dates
Start:  May 25, 2022
End: Jun 17, 2022
Deer Season - East River Season Dates
Start:  Nov 19, 2022
End: Dec 4, 2022
Online Application Dates
Start:  May 25, 2022
End: Jun 17, 2022
Deer Season - East & West River Antlerless Season Dates
Start:  Dec 10, 2022
End: Dec 18, 2022
Deer Season - Archery Antlerless Only Whitetail Season Dates
Start:  Sep 1, 2022
End: Jan 1, 2023
Deer Season - Muzzleloader Antlerless Only Whitetail Season Dates
Start:  Dec 1, 2022
End: Jan 1, 2023
Deer Season - Custer State Park See application for season dates specifics.
Start:  Nov 1, 2022
End: Dec 15, 2022
Online Application Dates
Start:  May 25, 2022
End: Jun 17, 2022
Deer Season - National Wildlife Refuge Deer See application for season dates.
Start: 
End: 
Online Application Dates
Start:  May 25, 2022
End: Jun 17, 2022
Elk Season - Black Hills Firearms See application for season dates.
Start:  Oct 1, 2022
End: Dec 31, 2022
Online Application Dates
Start:  May 4, 2022
End: May 25, 2022
Elk Season - Archery Season Dates
Start:  Sep 1, 2022
End: Sep 30, 2022
Online Application Dates
Start:  May 4, 2022
End: May 25, 2022
Elk Season - Prairie See application for season dates.
Start: 
End: 
Online Application Dates
Start:  May 4, 2022
End: May 25, 2022
Elk Season - Custer State Park Firearms Season Dates
Start:  Oct 1, 2022
End: Oct 31, 2022
Online Application Dates
Start:  May 4, 2022
End: May 25, 2022
Elk Season - Custer State Park Archery Season Dates
Start:  Sep 1, 2022
End: Sep 30, 2022
Online Application Dates
Start:  May 4, 2022
End: May 25, 2022
Bighorn Sheep Season - Black Hills Season Dates
Start:  Sep 1, 2022
End: Dec 31, 2022
Online Application Dates
Start:  Apr 25, 2022
End: May 18, 2022
Mountain Goat Season - Black Hills Season Dates
Start:  Sep 1, 2022
End: Dec 31, 2022
Online Application Dates
Start:  Apr 25, 2022
End: May 18, 2022
Turkey Season - Spring Prairie Season Dates
Start:  Apr 9, 2022
End: May 31, 2022
Application Dates
Start:  Jan 24, 2022
End: Feb 16, 2022
Custer State Park Trophy Buffalo Season Dates
Start:  Nov 14, 2022
End: Jan 3, 2022
Online Application Dates
Start:  Aug 16, 2022
End: Sep 6, 2022
Custer State Park Non-Trophy Buffalo Season Dates
Start:  Oct 3, 2022
End: Nov 10, 2022
Online Application Dates
Start:  Aug 16, 2022
End: Sep 6, 2022
Deer Season - West River Landowner Season Dates
Start:  Nov 12, 2022
End: Nov 27, 2022
Antelope Season - Firearms Season Dates
Start:  Oct 1, 2022
End: Oct 16, 2022
Online Application Dates
Start:  Jul 18, 2022
End: Aug 17, 2022
Antelope Season - Landowner Season Dates
Start:  Oct 1, 2022
End: Oct 16, 2022
Online Application Dates
Start:  Sep 13, 2022
End: Oct 16, 2022
Antelope Season - Mentored Firearms Season Dates
Start:  Oct 1, 2022
End: Oct 16, 2022
Online Application Dates
Start:  Jul 20, 2022
End: Oct 31, 2022
Deer Season - East River Landowner Season Dates
Start:  Nov 19, 2022
End: Dec 4, 2022
Canada Goose - September Nonresident Season Dates
Start:  Sep 1, 2022
End: Sep 30, 2022
Online Application Dates
Start:  Jul 20, 2022
End: Sep 30, 2022
Canada Goose - Unit 3 Season Dates
Start:  Jan 14, 2023
End: Jan 22, 2023
Online Application Dates
Start:  Jun 25, 2021
End: Jul 9, 2021
Turkey Season - Spring Mentored Archery Season Dates
Start:  Apr 2, 2022
End: May 31, 2022
Turkey Season - Spring Mentored Firearms Season Dates
Start:  Apr 9, 2022
End: May 31, 2022
Application Dates
Start:  Jan 24, 2022
End: May 31, 2022
Turkey Season - Fall Mentored Season Dates
Start:  Nov 1, 2022
End: Jan 31, 2023
Online Application Dates
Start:  Sep 10, 2022
End: Jan 31, 2023
Turkey Season - Adams Nature Area and Good Earth State Park Access Archery Permit Season Dates
Start:  Apr 2, 2022
End: Apr 30, 2022
Application Dates
Start:  Jan 25, 2022
End: Mar 2, 2022
Turkey Season - Spring Custer State Park Season Dates
Start:  Apr 9, 2022
End: May 22, 2022
Turkey Season - Spring Archery Season Dates
Start:  Apr 2, 2022
End: May 31, 2022
Turkey Season - Spring Black Hills Season Dates
Start:  Apr 9, 2022
End: May 31, 2022
Application Dates
Start:  Jan 24, 2022
End: May 31, 2022
Mink and Weasel Season Season Dates
Start:  Nov 1, 2022
End: Jan 31, 2023
Muskrat Trapping Season - West River Season Dates
Start:  Jan 1, 2022
End: Dec 31, 2022
Muskrat Trapping Season - Black Hills Fire Protection District Season Dates
Start:  Nov 1, 2021
End: Apr 30, 2022
Muskrat Trapping Season - East River Season Dates
Start:  Nov 1, 2021
End: Apr 30, 2022
Muskrat Shooting Season - Statewide Season Dates
Start:  Apr 1, 2022
End: Aug 31, 2022
Beaver Season - Statewide Season Dates
Start:  Jan 1, 2022
End: Dec 31, 2022
Beaver Season - Black Hills - USFS land within BH Fire Protection District Season Dates
Start:  Jan 1, 2022
End: Mar 31, 2022
Beaver Season - Black Hills - Non-U.S. Forest Service land within the BH Fire Protection District Season Dates
Start:  Nov 1, 2022
End: Apr 30, 2023
Bobcat Season - West River Season Dates
Start:  Dec 26, 2022
End: Feb 15, 2023
Bobcat Season - East River Season Dates
Start:  Dec 26, 2022
End: Feb 15, 2023
Raccoon Season Season Dates
Start:  Jan 1, 2022
End: Dec 31, 2022
Coyote Season Season Dates
Start:  Jan 1, 2022
End: Dec 31, 2022
Badger, Ground Squirrel, Gopher, Marmot, Jackrabbit, Opossum, Porcupine, Fox, Skunk Season Dates
Start:  Jan 1, 2022
End: Dec 31, 2022
Raccoon Season - Nonresidents Season Dates
Start:  Dec 1, 2021
End: Mar 15, 2022
Muskrat Season - Nonresidents Season Dates
Start:  Dec 5, 2021
End: Mar 15, 2022
Bobcat Season - Nonresidents Season Dates
Start:  Jan 14, 2023
End: Feb 15, 2023
Paddlefish - Lake Francis Case Season Dates
Start:  May 1, 2022
End: May 31, 2022
Online Application Dates
Start:  Jan 13, 2022
End: Feb 14, 2022
Paddlefish - Gavins Point Dam Archery Season Dates
Start:  Jun 1, 2022
End: Jun 30, 2022
Online Application Dates
Start:  Mar 8, 2022
End: Apr 13, 2022
Paddlefish - Gavins Point Dam Snagging Season Dates
Start:  Oct 1, 2022
End: Oct 31, 2022
Online Application Dates
Start:  Apr 19, 2022
End: May 19, 2022
Mink and Weasel Season - Nonresident Season Dates
Start:  Nov 1, 2022
End: Jan 31, 2023
Deer Season - West River Special Buck Season Dates
Start:  Nov 12, 2022
End: Nov 27, 2022
Online Application Dates
Start:  Mar 14, 2022
End: Apr 19, 2022
Deer Season - East River Special Buck Season Dates
Start: 
End: 
Online Application Dates
Start:  Mar 14, 2022
End: Apr 19, 2022
Light Goose Conservation Order | 2023 Season Dates
Start:  Feb 13, 2023
End: May 15, 2023
August Management Take Season Dates
Start:  Aug 20, 2022
End: Aug 31, 2022
Youth Waterfowl - Nonresident Season Dates
Start: 
End: 
Antelope Season - Mentored Archery (Season closed during firearms season) Season Dates
Start:  Aug 20, 2022
End: Oct 31, 2022
Nonresident Waterfowl-Varies by unit and species See respective unit and species for specific dates.
Start: 
End: 
Open House Weekend Reservations Open Date Range
Start:  Feb 13, 2021
End: 
Application Dates
Start:  Feb 13, 2021
End: 
Antelope Season - Archery (Season closed during firearms season) | 2023 Season Dates
Start:  Aug 19, 2023
End: Sep 29, 2023
Deer Season - Archery | 2023 Season Dates
Start:  Sep 1, 2023
End: Jan 1, 2024
Deer Season - Muzzleloader | 2023 Season Dates
Start:  Dec 1, 2023
End: Jan 1, 2024
Deer Season - Apprentice and Mentored | 2023 Season Dates
Start:  Sep 9, 2023
End: Jan 1, 2024
Deer Season - Black Hills | 2023 Season Dates
Start:  Nov 1, 2023
End: Nov 30, 2023
Deer Season - West River | 2023 Season Dates
Start:  Nov 11, 2023
End: Nov 26, 2023
Deer Season - East River | 2023 Season Dates
Start:  Nov 18, 2023
End: Dec 3, 2023
Deer Season - East & West River Antlerless | 2023 Season Dates
Start:  Dec 9, 2023
End: Dec 17, 2023
Deer Season - West River Landowner | 2023 Season Dates
Start:  Nov 11, 2023
End: Nov 26, 2023
Deer Season - East River Landowner | 2023 Season Dates
Start:  Nov 18, 2023
End: Dec 3, 2023
Deer Season - Custer State Park | 2023 See application for season dates specifics.
Start:  Nov 1, 2023
End: Dec 15, 2023
Deer Season - Archery Antlerless Only Whitetail | 2023 Season Dates
Start:  Sep 1, 2023
End: Jan 1, 2024
Deer Season - Muzzleloader Antlerless Only Whitetail | 2023 Season Dates
Start:  Dec 1, 2023
End: Jan 1, 2024
Deer Season - National Wildlife Refuge Deer | 2023 See application for season dates.
Start: 
End: 
Pheasant Season - Traditional | 2023 Season Dates
Start:  Oct 21, 2023
End: Jan 31, 2024
Pheasant Season -Youth Only | 2023 Season Dates
Start:  Sep 30, 2023
End: Oct 8, 2023
Pheasant Season - Resident Only | 2023 Season Dates
Start:  Oct 14, 2023
End: Oct 16, 2023
Antelope Season - Firearms | 2023 Season Dates
Start:  Sep 30, 2023
End: Oct 15, 2023
Antelope Season - Landowner | 2023 Season Dates
Start:  Sep 30, 2023
End: Oct 15, 2023
Antelope Season - Mentored Firearms | 2023 Season Dates
Start:  Sep 30, 2023
End: Oct 15, 2023
Antelope Season - Mentored Archery (Season closed during firearms season) | 2022 Season Dates
Start:  Aug 20, 2022
End: Oct 31, 2022
Elk Season - Black Hills Firearms | 2023 See application for season dates.
Start:  Oct 1, 2023
End: Dec 31, 2023
Elk Season - Archery | 2023 Season Dates
Start:  Sep 1, 2023
End: Sep 30, 2023
Elk Season - Prairie | 2023 See application for season dates.
Start: 
End: 
Elk Season - Custer State Park Firearms | 2023 Season Dates
Start:  Oct 1, 2023
End: Oct 31, 2023
Elk Season - Custer State Park Archery | 2023 Season Dates
Start:  Sep 1, 2023
End: Sep 30, 2023
Bighorn Sheep Season - Black Hills | 2023 Season Dates
Start:  Sep 1, 2023
End: Dec 31, 2023
Mountain Goat Season - Black Hills | 2023 Season Dates
Start:  Sep 1, 2023
End: Dec 31, 2023
Turkey Season - Spring Prairie | 2023 Season Dates
Start:  Apr 8, 2023
End: May 31, 2023
Turkey Season - Spring Mentored Archery | 2023 Season Dates
Start:  Apr 1, 2023
End: May 31, 2023
Turkey Season - Spring Mentored Firearms | 2023 Season Dates
Start:  Apr 8, 2023
End: May 31, 2023
Turkey Season - Fall Mentored | 2023 Season Dates
Start:  Nov 1, 2023
End: Jan 31, 2024
Turkey Season - Adams Nature Area and Good Earth State Park Access Archery Permit | 2023 Season Dates
Start:  Apr 1, 2023
End: Apr 30, 2023
Turkey Season - Spring Custer State Park | 2023 Season Dates
Start:  Apr 8, 2023
End: May 22, 2023
Turkey Season - Spring Archery | 2023 Season Dates
Start:  Apr 1, 2023
End: May 31, 2023
Turkey Season - Spring Black Hills | 2023 Season Dates
Start:  Apr 8, 2023
End: May 31, 2023
Mink and Weasel Season | 2023 Season Dates
Start:  Nov 1, 2023
End: Jan 31, 2024
Mink and Weasel Season - Nonresident | 2023 Season Dates
Start:  Dec 1, 2023
End: Jan 31, 2024
Canada Goose - Bennett County | 2023 Season Dates
Start:  Oct 21, 2023
End: Dec 21, 2023
Canada Goose - Unit 1 | 2023 Season Dates
Start:  Sep 1, 2023
End: Dec 16, 2023
Canada Goose - Unit 2 | 2023 Season Dates
Start:  Nov 6, 2023
End: Feb 18, 2024
Canada Goose - Unit 3 | 2024 Season Dates
Start:  Jan 13, 2024
End: Jan 21, 2024
Light Goose Season | 2023 Season Dates
Start:  Sep 30, 2023
End: Jan 12, 2024
White-fronted Goose Season | 2023 Season Dates
Start:  Sep 30, 2023
End: Dec 12, 2023
Sandhill Crane Season | 2023 Season Dates
Start:  Sep 23, 2023
End: Nov 19, 2023
Tundra Swan Season | 2023 Season Dates
Start:  Sep 30, 2023
End: Jan 12, 2024
Turkey Season - Fall | 2023 Season Dates
Start:  Nov 1, 2023
End: Jan 31, 2024
Mountain Lion Season - Black Hills | 2023 Season Dates
Start:  Dec 26, 2022
End: Apr 30, 2023
Online Application Dates
Start:  Nov 9, 2022
End: Dec 25, 2023
Quail Season | 2023 Season Dates
Start:  Oct 21, 2023
End: Jan 7, 2024
Grouse Season | 2023 Season Dates
Start:  Sep 16, 2023
End: Jan 7, 2024
Partridge Season | 2023 Season Dates
Start:  Sep 16, 2023
End: Jan 7, 2024
Cottontail Rabbit Season | 2023 Season Dates
Start:  Sep 1, 2023
End: Feb 29, 2024
Tree Squirrel Season | 2023 Season Dates
Start:  Sep 1, 2023
End: Feb 29, 2024
Crow Season | 2023 Season Dates
Start:  Sep 1, 2023
End: Oct 31, 2023
Crow Season - second season Season Dates
Start:  Mar 1, 2022
End: Apr 30, 2022
Common Snipe Season | 2023 Season Dates
Start:  Sep 1, 2023
End: Oct 31, 2023
Mourning Dove Season | 2023 Season Dates
Start:  Sep 1, 2023
End: Nov 9, 2023
Duck Season - Youth Only | 2023 Season Dates
Start:  Sep 9, 2023
End: Sep 10, 2023
Duck Season - Low Plains North | 2023 Season Dates
Start:  Sep 23, 2023
End: Dec 5, 2023
Duck Season - Low Plains Middle | 2023 Season Dates
Start:  Sep 23, 2023
End: Dec 5, 2023
Duck Season - Low Plains South | 2023 Season Dates
Start:  Oct 28, 2023
End: Jan 9, 2024
Duck Hunting - High Plains | 2023 Season Dates
Start:  Oct 14, 2023
End: Jan 18, 2024
Muskrat Trapping Season - West River | 2023 Season Dates
Start:  Jan 1, 2023
End: Dec 31, 2023
Muskrat Trapping Season - Black Hills Fire Protection District | 2023 Season Dates
Start:  Nov 1, 2023
End: Apr 30, 2024
Muskrat Trapping Season - East River | 2023 Season Dates
Start:  Nov 1, 2022
End: Apr 30, 2023
Muskrat Shooting Season - Statewide | 2023 Season Dates
Start:  Apr 1, 2023
End: Aug 31, 2023
Beaver Season - Statewide | 2023 Season Dates
Start:  Jan 1, 2023
End: Dec 31, 2023
Beaver Season - Black Hills - USFS land within BH Fire Protection District | 2023 Season Dates
Start:  Jan 1, 2023
End: Mar 31, 2023
Coyote Season | 2023 Season Dates
Start:  Jan 1, 2023
End: Dec 31, 2023
Badger, Ground Squirrel, Gopher, Marmot, Jackrabbit, Opossum, Porcupine, Fox, Skunk | 2023 Season Dates
Start:  Jan 1, 2023
End: Dec 31, 2023
Raccoon Season | 2023 Season Dates
Start:  Jan 1, 2023
End: Dec 31, 2023
Raccoon Season - Nonresidents | 2023 Season Dates
Start:  Dec 1, 2022
End: Mar 15, 2023
Tundra Swan Season - Nonresident Season Dates
Start:  Oct 1, 2022
End: Jan 6, 2023
Online Application Dates
Start:  Jul 18, 2021
End: Aug 18, 2021
Canada Goose - Bennett County, Nonresident Season Dates
Start:  Oct 15, 2022
End: Dec 18, 2022
Online Application Dates
Start:  Jun 16, 2022
End: Jul 14, 2022
COPY Muskrat Season - Nonresidents | 2023 Season Dates
Start:  Dec 1, 2022
End: Mar 15, 2023
River Otter Season or until the harvest limit of 20 river otters has been reached (whichever comes first) Date Range
Start:  Nov 1, 2022
End: Dec 31, 2022
Light Goose Conservation Order Season Dates
Start:  Feb 14, 2022
End: May 15, 2022
Beaver Season - Black Hills - Non-U.S. Forest Service land within the BH Fire Protection District | 2023 Season Dates
Start:  Nov 1, 2023
End: Apr 30, 2024


 

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